Being an adult has its perks. Like going to bed at 10 p.m. by CHOICE, not because someone is making you. But being an adult also sucks. Reddit user u/cracksandcrevices asked for some of the more specific problems about being an adult that no one prepared us for. Here are some responses that honestly are downright depressing but so, so true.
1."Deciding what’s for dinner EVERY NIGHT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!"
2."Basic home maintenance: when to change air filters, smoke alarm batteries, timing of lawn care, how often do you clean the gutters, are you supposed to clean under the stove, what is edging, how do you recycle, how to change locks, etc."
5."How much time you spend just doing stuff. 'Oh, need to replace my tire and that's over by the store, so while I replace the tire I can do some errands and I'll save time and be home in no time.' Three hours later: 'Okay just one more errand before I head home.'"
9."The random expenses that spring up just when you're finally getting money put away. Your savings account finally looking decent? Congratulations! Your car just died and you need a new one. Also, your bathroom has a mold issue that will cost thousands to fix. Bye bye savings."
13."I thought when I graduated from college the workplace would be full of serious people. Oh god, was I wrong! There is so much childish behavior with adults that it amazes me our society functions at all."
14."The endless cleaning. I had chores when I was a kid, but I had zero clue how much actual work went into keeping house. I cleaned my house this morning and by midweek it'll be a warzone of pet hair, crumbs, and dust. I dont even have kids, WTF. It's like the underpants gnomes show up when I'm asleep and fuck my house up."
15."Being sick and having to care for yourself. Like when you were younger, your parents would get the medicine or the medicine cabinet would just be stocked all the time, etc. But here I am with a cold having to build up the energy to go to the supermarket to buy some asprin and throat lozenges all by myself."
16."When to know a tradesman (plumber, auto mechanic, dentist, etc.) is scamming you or actually doing their job. You wanna give them the professional benefit of the doubt too, but shit happens all the time. Do I really have to be a Renaissance man in order to properly vet someone to do what they say they're gonna do?"
17."Worst thing about adulting is finding out just how little a lottery win is. $10 is lunch. $100 is a bill payment. $1,000 is the monthly rent/mortgage. $10,000 is like all expenses for six months at most. You have to win at least mid–five figures, probably $100K, before your life changes."