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17 Things That Were Cool At School But Would Just Make You A Twat Now

Ban Lynx.

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1. Wearing your tie really, really short, or rolling your skirt up high.

This will only lead to your boss telling you off and the rest of the office mocking you for looking like a knob.
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This will only lead to your boss telling you off and the rest of the office mocking you for looking like a knob.

2. Deliberately causing potentially dangerous gas leaks.

It's not very cool to set a building on fire. Especially when you're 28.
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It's not very cool to set a building on fire. Especially when you're 28.

3. Wearing your Umbro backpack (which you'd written on in Tipp-Ex) so low it was on your bum.

There's nothing cool about crippling back pain, guys.
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There's nothing cool about crippling back pain, guys.

4. Cutting holes in the sleeves of all your jumpers to put your thumbs through.

Definitely not OK as an adult.
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Definitely not OK as an adult.

5. Giving your friends "birthday beats".

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If you repeatedly punch someone as an adult then you're more likely to end up in prison than at their birthday party.

6. Walking around with your portable CD player.

These days this'll just make you look like a try-hard hipster.
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These days this'll just make you look like a try-hard hipster.

7. Sticking wet toilet paper to the bathroom ceiling.

A great way to make your housemates hate you or get you fired from your job.
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A great way to make your housemates hate you or get you fired from your job.

8. Writing ~random~ phrases and song lyrics all over your Converse.

What are you, a Care Bear?
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What are you, a Care Bear?

9. Punching your friends whenever you saw a yellow car.

Or a Mini. Or a convertible. Or worst of all, a convertible yellow Mini.
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Or a Mini. Or a convertible. Or worst of all, a convertible yellow Mini.

10. Snorting lines of sherbet.

Just really, really painful tbh.
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Just really, really painful tbh.

11. Shining sunlight from your watch directly into your teacher's eyes.

Hilarious at school, a really good way to make someone think you're a prick when you're grown up.
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Hilarious at school, a really good way to make someone think you're a prick when you're grown up.

12. Locking toilet cubicle doors from the inside and then sliding underneath.

This literally involves crawling along a public toilet floor. Also, you don't even get to see the result of the joke, which at best/worst is making a desperate stranger shit themself.
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This literally involves crawling along a public toilet floor. Also, you don't even get to see the result of the joke, which at best/worst is making a desperate stranger shit themself.

13. Crimping your hair/gelling it into a spiky quiff.

Sadly these things will probably be cool again one day, but not now.
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Sadly these things will probably be cool again one day, but not now.

14. This.

Why did 90% of school games end up with someone getting punched?
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Why did 90% of school games end up with someone getting punched?

15. Walking around in light-up shoes.

If something is really cool when you're 7, it probably isn't cool when you're 27.
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If something is really cool when you're 7, it probably isn't cool when you're 27.

16. Sneaking into the school toilets to have a cigarette.

Going for an undercover cigarette as a grown adult definitely doesn't feel cool. Even less so when those toilets belong to a school.
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Going for an undercover cigarette as a grown adult definitely doesn't feel cool. Even less so when those toilets belong to a school.

17. Lynx.

Just don't.