If there is one thing that students can take away from their Aggie Education, it is the art of GroupMe messaging. Countless hours poured into group projects, student organizations, and picking the perfect meme have culminated into exceptional GroupMe soft skills for a massive majority of students at A&M.
Recent graduate and former SKA (Seniors Kick-Ass) GroupMe member, Herbert Henry, has been able to utilize these fine-tuned skills out in the real world.
“In our team meetings at work, my manager kept bringing up communication and teambuilding,” Henry said. “From my experiences in the SKA ’16 GroupMe, I know there is nothing more unifying than sharing cat gifs and warning messages about where cops are located.”
The Aggie grad decided to start a GroupMe for his co-workers. Since then, productivity has decreased, face-to-face awkwardness has increased, and his 56 year old coworkers have grown even more fearful of the inevitability of robots taking over.
Henry’s coworker, Richard Lengel, has noticed the difference in his behavior.
“Herbert has been secretly taking pictures of his coworkers, turning them into memes, and posting them in the GroupMe,” Lengel told The Mugdown. “He started commentating our weekly team conference calls on the GroupMe…And then liking his own messages, which is just weird. I honestly don’t know how he gets any work done when he is constantly trying to make jokes on his phone.”
There’s a spirit that can ne’er be DM-ed.
—5K for Yell
5K for Yell
Yes, you have met her, and yes, she knows your friend so and so from that thing that one time. She has handed you fliers, she has yelled at you from her banner holding post, your friend introduced her to you that one time in the MSC, you are friends on Facebook, and she is in at least two of your GroupMe’s. You hate her for always looking like she just worked out, but in reality she just has to be constantly maintaining a comfortable jog to get to her next meeting on time. We have never actually seen her in person, but sometimes she emails us good jokes, so we let her stay affiliated.