College Admissions

When last we left our Highway Holocaust warrior, we were debating whether or not to explore the local college grounds looking for inebriated college students survival gear. Thus we clench our kegger close and:

Now look, I’m not waiting another week just to decide whether or not to keep doing what we already decided we were going to do. The results of that last poll were so lopsided, I’m going to take it as a mandate to forge ahead and keep exploring.

How the heck did these previous looters overlook “a large wooden crate”? I mean, put yourself in the mindset of a looter. Not an intrepid explorer trying to preserve civilization, as in our case, of course, there’s a huuuuge difference, but one of those people who trespass on property not belonging to them looking for stuff to take. See? Not the same thing at all.

Anyway, look, you’re a feckless looter wandering around the grounds, smashing and taking whatever catches your fancy. You see a big wooden crate, the kind used to store valuables, and you just go “Meh”? I think not. The door I can understand, it’s big and steel and might take tools to get past. But a crate of wood? If this is the level of accomplishment achieved by the typical post-Apocalyptic looter in Texas, I weep for our future.

So what’s it going to be, boys and girls?!

14 Responses to College Admissions

  1. crate first, it might have somehting useful to get through the door. :)

  2. Always check out doors first. We don’t want to be surprised by whomever might be lurking behind it while we check out the bait I mean crate.

  3. I say we check out THIS room before we go somewhere else. Crate first.

    ps. someone should tell the writer that a door USUALLY doesn’t count as an “object” unless it’s off its hinges.

  4. Let’s just go back to the convoy! Yeah, I’m kidding.

    The only thing I don’t like about checking the doors in CYOA books is if something’s right there, and the door leads to a hallway or something other than a single room, you end up going through the door, neglecting what was in the first room like you have extreme ADD. I say check the crate first.

  5. Might as wee check the crate first, ther could be a puppy inside.

    Let’s see, we running to find safety from the hoarde of criminals/psychos/killers, so we’re going to take a break from that and check out the university. There’s a group of us, but only one of us will do the searching-because it will take longer that way-while every one else will hangout and smoke on the campus grounds. Great.

  6. With our luck so far the crate will turn out to be the coffin of the university’s old janitor who is now the university’s old vampire!

    So when we search the coffin.. I mean, crate, make sure to smash the lit so we at least have something resembling a stake, just in case.

  7. We better get an option, after checking one of the things, to check the other, too. What kind of choice is look in the box, but not the door? I want to check both, so I’m voting for box first, since I think it has less of a chance of either killing us or leading us away from the other thing to check…

  8. The book gives us two choices for a reason. If we go through the door, we’ll never see what’s in the crate. But if we open the “overlooked” crate, we may never get to see what’s on the other side of the door after the crate goes BOOM!

  9. I have a bad feeling that gero is right about not getting the option to search whatever we don’t pick. I have a bad feeling that the crate will be a waste of time, and something will happen that stops us from being able to search the door, but I have to admit my first instinct was the crate.

  10. “Polythene sheeting”… I bet that chafes. Not to mention “Uncle Bad Touch.”

    Survival Tip #1: Avoid contact until supplies run out.

    Survival Tip #2: Be prepared to procure supplies.

  11. I generally take it as a rule of thumb to clear one area before moving to the next. I say crate now, then door. Which, as mentioned by others, will probably not be possible…but that’s my vote anyway.

  12. Can’t help but think that a boobytrapped crate and thugs crouched behind the steel door are pretty unlikely. Surely there are more productive post-apocalyptic activities for a gang of sociopaths than crate-rigging and door-lurking in the Chem building basement on the off chance that a lone good guy will eventually show up to search there.
    Anyway, I voted to search the crate. Those who know indicate that there may be no return thru the door, but I have to assume that after checking the crate you will still be in the room with the door.
    But then, I don’t have a lot of experience with CYOAs, so I don’t know how much logic or probability enters into the equation.

  13. @Hunter-Hunted– You almost had it. I honestly thought you were going to say that we shouldn’t look in the crate because it may contain some kind of Yeti-type monster dating back from 1834. But a vampire is…close enough.

    :)

  14. I say crate. I mean, what’s the worst that could- whoa, close one.