You might be interested in this story because he, Justin Theroux -- actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and boyfriend of Jennifer Aniston -- is now famous. I'm interested in this story because I was, probably, an idiot.
I arrived at Bennington College as a freshman knowing the name of my roommate-to-be and that she was a sophomore from Colorado. And the picture I received of her told me she was blonde and liked to ski. This info made me nervous. I'd gone to Bennington to meet other theater, writing and art freaks like myself. The gal I was slated to share a room with seemed far too normal, but I tried to reserve judgement.
I had also been placed in a "quiet house" when I'd specifically requested a "loud house." I arrived in my house to find a gaggle of soft-spoken women who liked to knit, make herbal tea, and smile calmly at me when I made a joke.
Where were the freaks? The drama queens? At that point I was ready to pack my belongings in a bandana and run for the hills.