Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BYU-Idaho Students are Baaaaaaack!

For eight quiet weeks in late summer, Rexburg turns into a ghost town. Oh, there are a few BYU-Idaho students around, but the majority of this 11,000-strong throng is far from this place. Then Labor Day comes and on comes the deluge. So, here are the Top Ten Ways You Can Tell That BYU-Idaho is Back in Session:

10. Wal-Mart looks like it's been gutted in preparation for a hurricane.

9. The owners of Broulim's have dollar signs instead of eyes.

8. There are a hell of a lot more chicks in short shorts and tank tops walking around town.

7. Kmart has more than five cars in its entire parking lot.

6. Jaywalkers!

5. Sunbirds can no longer hold walker races on Second East due to traffic.

4. The Rexburg City Council once again has come up with the Mother of All Parking Plans.

3. Craigo's almost decided to print its first coupon, but pulled back from the brink yet again.

2. You're no longer nostalgic for your vacation in Oregon because all the bad Oregon drivers are now in town.

And the No. 1 reason you can tell BYU-Idaho is back in session:

1. Shortly after 2 pm on Tuesdays, everybody in town checks to make sure they have their Scriptures handy.