Buzz·Posted on Dec 2, 201825 Things People Who Went To Catholic School Know A Little Too WellAmen.by Brianna HoltBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about things only people who went to Catholic school have experienced. Here are some of the wildest examples. 1. This terrible attempt at ruining childhood imagination: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "During freshman orientation, my classmate asked the head librarian if they have the Harry Potter books. The librarian said, "We don't have that or any type of book that promotes witchcraft or wizardry." —Kat 2. And missing out on the joy of dressing up for Halloween: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CW "We were not allowed to dress up for Halloween, but on All Saints Day (the day after) we had to dress up as our favorite saint and parade around the schools neighborhood." —brittany_williams 3. These obscure dress code rules that forbid individuality: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "We weren’t allowed to wear makeup, have our hair highlighted, or our hair colored. Guys had to have their hair cut a certain way. Only earrings were allowed and they had to be studs or crosses. Only knee-high socks were allowed, and they could only be white, black, or navy. You had to wear the school uniform sweatshirt from October to May and had to ask permission to remove it." —Maggybaren 4. This cheap way to kind of wear what you want: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Comedy Central "We have Jean Days at least once a month where you have to bring a dollar for a charity, school club, or other fundraiser so you can wear regular clothes instead of your uniform." —leahh4a7eb258b 5. This very weird way of saying detention: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sky Living "Instead of detention we have JUG. Which stands for Justice Under God." —leahh4a7eb258b 6. This pretty sexist rule that somehow still exists: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "On days where we were allowed to dress out of uniform, boys were allowed to wear shorts, but girls weren’t!" —kellyf43a00246e 7. This neat way around the system: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BBC "Cutting your school shirt into a crop top so you didn’t have to tuck it in when you wore sweaters to school." —anthonyr431f14b5a 8. This course that you probably never heard of: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "I genuinely thought it was normal to have Religion as a graded course. After I went to public school it dawned on me that it wasn’t a thing at non-Catholic schools." —abbiec412ecaeb9 9. This extreme consequence for girls only: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "We had to get on our knees to measure the length of our skirt. If it didn’t touch the ground then we were in violation of the school’s dress code, which led to demerits, detention, and then suspension." —Missprissimissi 10. The only way to harvest a relationship: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Freeform "When you would try to sit next to your crush during mass so you could hold their hand during the Our Father." —francescag48d6b6b49 11. And the way staff made sure that relationship would not harvest: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "At dances, if you got too close to someone, a faculty member would pull out a ruler and say “Leave room for Jesus” and they would watch you separate before they moved on." —rlether 12. This problem with adjusting to the real world: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF IFC "Every time I say the Pledge of Allegiance as an adult, I have the urge to do the sign of the cross because our morning prayer was always right after the pledge growing up." —anniew4e5e30d73 13. The moment you realize you'll never escape your classmates: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "The bonding experience of going from first grade through eighth grade with basically the same 60 kids was a lot. Over time, everyone gets to know everyone's business, whether they were your close friends or not. This could be both a good thing and a bad thing. Like, they all still remember that time you won the spelling bee, but they also still remember that time you threw up while reading your English report in front of the class. —rhamonaq 14. This pain that everyone endured every Friday: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The CW "Stations of the cross every Friday during lent and the red marks on your knees from the kneelers." —Shelby Oldham 15. And this health scare that happened a little too frequently: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Codeblack Entertainment "Kids fainting or throwing up almost biweekly in mass was a thing." —sams75 16. The fact that you memorize more prayers than vocabulary words: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Buena Vista Pictures "We had to pray Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be in the beginning of the day. Then at lunch we had to say grace together. Then we had to say Our Father again before we left and got on the buses." —nataliem41c8feef4 17. Or memorize more songs than vocabulary words: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Buena Vista Pictures "Memorizing mass songs with their specific clapping." —adriwallsd 18. This feeling of being left out during every mass: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "I hated mass because everyone around me got to drink the “Blood of Christ” (wine) and the “Body of Christ” (a wafer), and I wasn’t allowed to because I wasn’t baptized or whatever. Eighth grade me wanted to know what wine tasted like so badly!" —samanthah4e0c3dd05 19. These words that were just as bad as cursing: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 "We couldn't say 'shoot', 'dang', or 'heck' because we had the "intention of swearing." —oscard4070d82a1 20. This protocol that came naturally: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix "We had to stop and make the sign of the cross whenever we heard a police car, fire truck, or ambulance go by." —shannonb40a7ae261 21. This setup that didn't really make any sense: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Rede Globo "Lockers with no freaking locks." —sparkeculture 22. This encounter that several parents probably had with teachers: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 My daughter goes to a Catholic school. I told her how babies happen by using medically accurate terminology. Three days later: "Hi, this is her teacher. Please tell her that while science is important, we’d appreciate it if she doesn’t explain to all the boys that their penis creates sperm and how erections work."Me: "Sorry..." —elizabethannez 23. This shocking find that most students noticed in college: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF STX Entertainment "College was a weird adjustment. I went from abstinence-only sex education to being surrounded by bowls of condoms." —jordanp4b1fa86ca 24. And this serious concern all day, Ash Wednesday: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 Asking "Hey, how does my ash look?" to your friends every 30 minutes on Ash Wednesday. — Brianna Holt 25. But the best part of all... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC "Being off on All Saints Day, and every other religious holiday." –marijaallanam Want to be featured on BuzzFeed? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!