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Dealing With Jerks on Campus


I almost never buy books at airports. Gum, yes. Skittles? Maybe. Coke Zero? Yes. Cinnabon? Certainly not. And most airport bookstores remind me of the Cinnabon line–they’re places where no one is happy.

(Disturbing true story: I was on the debate team as an undergrad, and so regularly had to fly to tournaments. I’m not crazy about heights, and as a callow undergrad, I was particularly anxious about flying. My mother called to offer the following suggestion: “When you get to the airport, go to t…