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18 Ways School Ruined Your Adulthood

What do you mean there's no extra credit?

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1. You miss having distinct and frequent feedback on your work.

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Welcome to being an adult, land of always wondering if you're going to get fired.

2. And reward stickers.

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Where did all of those gold stars go?!

3. You somehow have adult homework.

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And you thought assignments would be a thing of the past.

4. But you can't slack off because your salary depends on it.

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And, you know, you have to support other people.

5. You have nothing to show your parents like in the days of yore.

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Do they make bumper stickers for moving back in with them?

6. You don't feel a wash of relief when bells ring anymore.

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And you miss the kid who zipped up his backpack a few minutes before class, causing a mass exodus before class was even over. (Unless, of course, you're a teacher.)

7. Your mandatory parties just aren't the same.

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Chances of fun are significantly slimmer.

8. Your friends aren't all a few feet away anymore.

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Even if they were stinky, they were your friend.

9. There's no more recess.

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Unless you consider inhaling everyone standing outside's secondhand smoke.

10. You don't use most of the stuff you learned anymore.

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Your TI-84 is in calculator heaven now (or propping up a crooked table somewhere in your house).

11. When you have to do math, you still suck at even the most basic things.

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Probably because you ate your ratios instead of studying them.

12. Messing up something as easy as calculating tip is more shameful when you're older.

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Oh, that crimson? That's my shame creeping up my neck.

13. You still have the occasional desire to highlight things.

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This bill will do, I suppose.

14. There aren't movie days at work.

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Slogging through the day was made at least a little bit easier with the occasional technical difficulties.

15. You miss the sweet smells of fresh school supplies and the feel of a new crayon.

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Now buying things is just called "errands" or "groceries."

16. Especially cool erasers!

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Adulthood just uses fewer pencils. :(

17. You also constantly feel pressure to make your life worthwhile.

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And not just be a garbage person.

18. At least being an adult means you can do whatever you want.

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Like what really matters in life: making sweet mouth love to pizza for all three meals in one day while not wearing any pants.

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