The atmosphere in an already stressful Law Library private study room has been amplified, after a passive aggressive exchange between a smug, self-serving wanker, and a humble student, just trying her best.
Final year Law student, Emily Barker (22), was already under the pump for this afternoon’s Law & Technology exam when a cocky-looking, blonde, olive-skinned, second-year BAFE student sauntered up to the glass of room W419.
Despite being on ‘holiday mode’ for the past week, Ms Barker was a long way from Hastings Street as she grappled with almost twelve weeks of content mere hours from her last exam.
The room bore more resemblance to the last days of Hitler in the bunker than a study space, with reams of paper strewn across the desk and over the floor. Emily was at her wits end, as she made eye contact with a smirking face through the glass.
With a sigh, under her breath she whispered ‘Oh fuck me, here we go again,’ as his hand reached for the door handle.
As the door swung ope, Emily had time to take in every detail of this smug supreme, dressed in a 2016 Senior jersey, and reeking of ego.
Then out came the words she’d been anticipating.
‘Haha, sorry bro. I’ve actually booked this room.’
Caught somewhere between implosion and explosion, Emily pursed her lips and nodded, beginning to clean up the warzone surrounding her.
‘Looks like you’re pretty busy with exams, champ! Haha,’ he continued.
The Obiter caught up with Ms Barker outside room W419 for an interview.
‘I really don’t have time for this,’ she said, racing to an exam.
Another failure for our interview team. No more to come.