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    Jun 17, 2013

    Here's Why You Should Never Leave Your Dorm Room Unlocked

    Seriously, don't do it.

    When I left my university to intern with BuzzFeed, I made one very big mistake. I forgot to lock my university room.

    It didn't take long for me to receive this text message:

    I was expecting trouble.

    When I walked into my room, this is what I saw.

    400 balloons.

    Two signs from various estate agents.

    And two garden chairs.

    As I popped the balloons, the floor started to become visible. 52 empty bottles and cans of beer, anyone?

    The odd box of San Miguel also joined the party.

    I was even left some pretty solid advice on a post-it.

    A cone appeared from somewhere, too.

    Fortunately, while popping the balloons, I noticed a couple (well, exactly eleven) looked slightly different.

    The water balloons did not pop in my room and were instead used for a water fight not long afterwards.

    In all, though, my friends were a bit tame. I could have instead come back to a massive pile of paper.

    A room with everything covered in foil.


    A sugar-covered (and probably ant-infested) floor.

    A ridiculous amount of yarn.

    And I'm fairly grateful that my bed didn't disappear into the bathroom...

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