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Tough Talk: Long-Distance Dumping and Cheap Wheels

Published: Friday, February 22, 2013

Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 11:02

Tough Talk Nov 15 2012

Psst...College tips to live by.

Should I get a long board? – Robbie

Call me old school, but I prefer walking around campus.

You need to ask yourself, “What kind of guy am I?” A bike guy, a long board guy or maybe you’re someone who likes to be unique?

In my opinion, bikers on campus are the worst people in the world. They don’t ever get out of people’s way and do much more harm than good. So, unless you can ride a unicycle or have something awesome like a motorized recliner, then long board may be the way to go. The problem with long boards is that everyone has one. Don’t become a stereotype.


Is it wrong to dump my long-term boyfriend over the phone if we are in a long-distance relationship? – Annie

It seems like that is really your only option. You definitely don’t want to wait until he spends a bunch of money to visit you. Save him the trouble.

Call him up when you know you have a lot of time to talk, and go for it.

Because you have been at it for a long time, it probably won’t be an easy break-up. Since you’re doing it over the phone, take as much time as you and your soon-to-be ex need.

Whether it is on the phone or not, being genuine and understanding is the way to go.


All my boys go golfing. How do I get better so I can go too? – Ronnie

Do you even like golf?

You should only practice golfing if it something you really enjoy. Don’t do it to please your friends. Coming from someone who is terrible at golf and has no intention of being good at it, make sure you are committed.

To get good at golf, you need to spend hours and hours going to lessons, driving ranges and putting. Also, golf is expensive. A nice set of clubs can cost a few hundred dollars. Golf is like any other sport; Practice and you will improve.


Do guys like sporty girls? – Sara

I think that is very case by case. For example, I am really into sports but generally don’t look for girls who are. Reason being, I talk to all my guy friends about sports when I hang out with them. When I am with my girl, I want it to be different. However, other guys might only date sporty girls because there is absolutely nothing else they like to talk about.


Where can I buy a car for cheap? –Dianna

If you know a lot about cars or have someone with you that knows a lot about cars, I suggest Craigslist. Sometimes, people are really desperate or in a hurry to sell their cars on there. As a result, they will sell to the first person that makes them a halfway reasonable offer.

The key is checking to make sure the car is in good shape. Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean it is running well.

Also, dealerships will often post good deals for cars they have on the lot.

If you have any questions or need advice, email me at or tweet me @PatMarrujo24. Your question could be printed in the next issue of College Times.

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