21 Times American Films Gave British Teens Unrealistic Expectations
What the hell is a pep rally?
When it suggested your social life will revolve around a series of very fancy school dances.
And trips to huge malls.
When it led you to believe you would attend many a pep rally, even though you're still not 100% sure what they are.
And that high school would be a chance to wear outfits that show your individuality.
When they convinced you that you would frequently go to wild pool parties.
And that you and your peers would flock somewhere for a week of hedonism on spring break.
When they made you think food fights in the canteen would be a regular occurrence.
And where you sat would say a lot about you and your popularity.
That university scouts would attend your sports matches, just itching to give you a scholarship.
And detention was a one-way route to being a rebellious badass.
School lockers would be so big, you could fit people in them.
And graduating school is something of a ceremony, with hat throwing and everything.
That maybe you would have a ~belle of the ball~ moment upon entering prom.
And one day, you would be crowned prom royalty. Which is apparently a pretty big deal.
That "going steady" was a phrase someone may use with you.
You may have thought that one day you'd be in an illustrious yearbook, where all of your achievements (or lack thereof) would be highlighted.
That you'd be able to drive to school.
Naturally, your summers would be filled with road trips.
That being a part of prom committees would 100% be a thing.
That cheerleading was likely to be one of your pastimes.
And finally, that your experiences of alcohol would involve drinking punch out of red cups.
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