Community·Posted on Jan 14, 201925 Truths That Are Painfully, Painfully Accurate For Anyone Who's Ever Been An RA"I can't, I'm on duty."by Lauren GarafanoCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Let's face it, being an RA sometimes sucks. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC 2. You spend countless hours on door tags and bulletin boards that'll just end up getting ripped down. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC 3. Or even worse, having to cancel plans with your friends because you're on duty. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBC 4. You pray every night you'll get to fall asleep without being woken up by that dreaded duty phone ring. View this post on 5. And there's no doubt you've walked out of an incident at 4 a.m. the night before a huge exam. no context the good place @nocontexttgp 11:09 PM - 03 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. It's truly a miracle to get a full night's sleep while on duty. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Cartoon Network 7. We've all had that moment of pure fear when a resident emails you and says it's an emergency. YouTube 8. But really their "emergency" is just about how annoying their messy roommate is. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney 9. You've gone through so much training you're practically a pro at mediations, policies, and emergency protocols. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Century Fox / Via gph.is 10. And you've even had to share your valuable RA wisdom with the newbies. View this post on 11. You've probably had your fair share of ~awkward conversations~. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC 12. Because it seems like literally everyone has a smelly roommate. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures 13. You practically have to force your residents into participating in anything. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nickelodeon 14. Especially the program you spent A LOT of time and energy on. View this post on 15. You're constantly trying to talk to residents who literally don't care about what you have to say. lauren garafano @laurengarafano ra: don't forget to sign up for a check out appointment! residents: dOnT FOrgEt tO sIGn uP FoR a CHecKoUT aPpoInTMeNT¡¡ 03:03 PM - 17 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite 16. And the ones who don't pay attention end up being the ones who have the most questions. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC 17. But nothing is worse than the residents who tell you every nitty gritty detail about their life. View this post on 18. But of course, you have to remember that being an RA does have it's perks. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via gph.is 19. Like the ~free~ housing. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Comedy Central 20. And you develop some sick leadership and communication skills along the way. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Hulu / Via gph.is 21. But you'll never forget all those nights lost to hospital visits. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox 22. Or seriously stoned residents. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox 23. And even the occasional dorm room party. View this post on 24. Because at the end of the day, you have a million wild-but-true stories. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FXX 25. That other people only have to see to believe. American Vandal out of context @VandalNoContext 05:57 AM - 24 Sep 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Did you know you can sign up for a BuzzFeed Community account and create your own BuzzFeed posts? Here's a handy guide to help you start posting today!