The war that occurs between man and ape in the “Planet of the Apes” movies is less about monkeys and more about a reflection on our society as a whole. The ways that our class structure is often divided, as well as the stereotypes that come along with each group, is one of the focal point within the entire Planet of the Apes mythology. One of the great places to examine this is by looking at the impact of these observations within the scope of student housing. Let’s take a look at the comparison of the different groups of students we interact with on a daily basis; it is these groups that drive us bananas on a daily basis.
Student Housing Gorillas
These are the brutes that live at our communities. Strong willed and even stronger tempered, their decision-making is often a reaction to the situation, rather than examining the problem. They come into your office, beating their chest and make a lot of noise about what it is that is troubling them. Usually, the presentation they provide is a drastic overreaction to the situation and it seems like they are just letting off steam, rather than looking for a solution. Don’t let them distract you with their gruff complaints. Rather, calmly reply to their needs and just know that all they really wanted was to be heard.
Student Housing Orangutans
This philosophical bunch are “know-it-alls”. And, in many cases, they want to tell you all about how much they know. However, they can sometimes be overbearing in their quests to discover and share knowledge. You will hear from them on a near daily basis. “Has the mail arrived yet? Is my package in the office?” “Can I have a potbelly pig in my apartment (Yes, this one really did happen recently!)?” The endless questions can eat signficiant time out of your day. To combat this, find ways to communicate to them that appeal to their inquisitive nature. One great tool for resident is the interactive package notification system – PackageLog.
Student Housing Chimps
These stoic residents are often singularly focused on getting their way. One day, they may even make great politicians for their innate ability to overanalyze and nit-pick even the most mundane detail. They want to get their way and will go to endless means to make sure that what they want is achieved. The great lengths they go to will amaze anyone and often include the involvement of friends, family, or others. Choose your answers to these situations carefully for they will remember what you said forever, and the wrong answer could come back to haunt you one day.
Student Housing Baboons
Even though they are not a part of the “Planet of the Apes “storyline, this group still bears mentioning. You see them every day, traveling in packs around the community. What one of does, the rest of the group is sure to repeat. When they come into your office, they seem to swarm the place looking for an advantage by numbers. To deal with this group, find the leader. Once the leader has been dealt with, the others will fall into line. It is often a case of ‘Monkey see; Monkey do!”
Retake Your Society
You are the rulers of your student housing community. Are you going to just sit there and let all of these groups distract you, defeat you, or drive you crazy? No! There are plenty of tools available to you to combat these groups and to keep them from making a monkey out of you. If your community is stuck with the task of sorting and distributing the mail, you can get help form the mail managers at US Postal Solutions. This professionally-trained team can help you free up your time and efforts and let you go back to dealing with the challenges brought to you your students. If student mail and packages are driving you bananas, click here.
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