But Did He Get the Girl?

Line drawing of bike on a hillOne summer I was in Grinnell, I volunteered to drive the camping equipment from site to site for someone biking RAGBRAI [Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa]. It was mostly so I could spend some time with a girl I had a crush on. Through some miscommunication, I was accused of stealing a van, arrested, and spent two days in jail. When I told the magistrate that I was a Grinnell College student, he set my bail at $10,000. Lissa Mack ’98, my roommate at the time, had to call my parents to break the bad news. It turned out fine, although I did have to buy the person who had me arrested a new tent.

Christer Watson ’98
Fort Wayne, Indiana