Freshman year, I got fed up with everyone using my shampoo when I left it in the bathroom, so I scrawled my name all over the bottle in big black letters. From then on, at least they knew who it was that they didn't care about pissing off. The second most important thing you can buy for college is a good set of shower shoes. The most important thing you can buy is an industrial-strength can of disinfectant for the day after you were too drunk to care about shower shoes. I guess I can understand sex in the public shower if it's a one-person bathroom. But in one of those multiple bathrooms? Maybe I'm weird, but I don't see the sounds of people relieving themselves as all that conducive to getting it on. Seeing some people in a towel is a good thing. But for the rest of you, and you know who you are, have some respect for your hall-mates and change in the bathroom. Nothing says good morning like a fat wet guy in a mini-towel. You can tell a lot about someone by what they keep in their shower basket. If someone has four different kinds of shampoo, they are obsessed with their appearance. If everything is neatly placed and labeled, they're anal. And if they have a tube of foot fungus, then they probably forgot to buy shower shoes. Like this column? Then buy the book!