What life’s like after your TV debut

Like any regular day I woke up, I heard an alarm ring way too loud and way too early. What I didn’t know at that point was the amount of texts I received because of my “performance” last night at PAUW. After snoozing for about an hour I finally managed to crawl out of bed and reach for my phone. Of course the battery had died, since the night before had been so wild that I forgot to plug it into the charger. Still sleepy and a little flabbergasted about all that went down last night I plug it in and switch it on. After a lousy minute of waiting for the device to start, it connects to the local WiFi “Snorrie6”. I open up my What’s App and see hundreds of messages and pictures from me on people’s TV screen. I blink. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? I pinch myself in the arm and realize it, it’s for real.

Barely able to believe it myself I walk to the kitchen to grab some milk, when I hear a sound. Rather curious I walk to the balcony, as I get closer the sound grows louder and louder. I open the door to the balcony the sound is devastating i cover  my ears as I walk into the balcony. When I look down I see hundreds if not thousands of people cheering and shouting my name. I try to calm them by talking to them however all it does is causing more insanity.

I start pondering on what to do next, I have to get to the office and there is no way this roaring crowd will let me pass. After some minutes of "icebearing" through my room I come up with the perfect idea. I look through the garbage bin in my room and find an old hoodie. Unwillingly I put the thing on and pull up the hoodie. In a thing as ugly as this there's no way anyone will recognise me but to bu completely certain I steal a pair of broken glasses from my roommate. Now I should be unrecognisable! I cautiously walk to the door and put my hand on the handle.


I blink my eyes slowly and rub them with my hands. What time is it? Oh damn I have to rush tonight is the big night!

About this article

Written by:
  • Arjan Verheijen
| Published on: Nov 08, 2016