I wouldnt say Im sexually attracted to my dorms card reader, but Id be lying if I said I didnt get a certain charge from it. All doors into the old brick building are unlocked by swiping your student ID through a reader next to the door. Theyre small grey boxes with a keypad, a small LED display, 3 indicator lights (green for open, red for not and yellow for error) and a long, deep chasm with a magnetic strip reader. The west door is particularly finicky. She never opens on the first swipe unless you do it just right. If you dont have that touch, she wont let you in until youre almost tired from swiping your card.
Weve experimented, she and I. Once in a while shed let me in with one swipe, just to tease me. Tricky girl. I played around with her slot, swiping my card in and out of her at varying rates. It turns out she likes it slow. You cant just throw your card through and hope to get in. It has to be gentle and s