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26 Things Everyone Who Lives At Home During Uni Knows To Be True

I got 99 problems but a cold, damp flat ain't one.

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1. You don't have to worry about freezing to death when someone's forgotten to pay the electricity bill.

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And you'll never know what it is like to go to bed dressed in three tracksuits, just to stay alive.

2. You've got fewer outgoings which means you've got money for spending on more ~important~ things.

3. Like train tickets to visit your pals at different campuses across the country.

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Funny how many free weekends you have for cheeky trips to Liverpool, Kent, or Hull when you're not living in halls yourself.

4. There's always hot water when you need it.

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5. And there's always a fully stocked fridge of fresh and tasty food, ready for the picking.

1st year of uni was class, but i'll happily swap living with my flatmates for living at home with a full fridge

6. You're always dressed in actual clothes for lectures and seminars – unlike the rest of your class.

They're all wearing boots and parkas over their PJs because they woke up five minutes ago.
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They're all wearing boots and parkas over their PJs because they woke up five minutes ago.

7. But you still have to put up with questions like "What time do you think you'll be home?"

IDK OK STOP QUESTIONING ME.
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IDK OK STOP QUESTIONING ME.

8. Every night that you go "out out", you end up torn between taking a two-hour night bus home, sleeping on someone's dorm floor, or ~finding a bed for the night~.

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Interpret that as you will.

9. Coming home drunk is one thing. Having to disguise a hangover to your dad the next day is quite another.

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"I think I'm coming down with a cold, Dad."

10. At least you don't know the horrors of packing your whole life into two suitcases, including half of Ikea...yet.

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You wouldn't be LOL-ing if you had to unpack it all again either.

11. You can have pets when you live in your own house and don't have to answer to draconian landlords.

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~Some~ say they can act as study aids.

12. You'd think there'd be fewer distractions when you actually need to do work, because your parents want you to do well. But no.

I'm literally sitting trying to finish my uni assignment that is due TOMORROW and my mum is nagging me to clean my room??????

Classic mum.

13. You have to make an extra effort to make mates.

In order to infiltrate groups which have seen each other vom, piss, and pass out in their dorm kitchen, you have to actively socialise.
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In order to infiltrate groups which have seen each other vom, piss, and pass out in their dorm kitchen, you have to actively socialise.

14. But the fact that you're not living with everyone else probably means you've got a better chance of swerving freshers' flu.

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15. And you don't have any weirdo housemates who you have to put up with for the sake of peace.

moving out is weird and scary and i just heard my housemates having mad sex next to my fucking box room i'm upset

16. The only music you have to listen to is your own well-chosen collection.

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Thank god.

17. And there's no one around to ~borrow~ any of your possessions.

18. You know that if you find a lump of hair in the shower, it's probably yours.

19. Because your bathroom is always nice 'n' clean.

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No one's going to get a UTI from your lav seat.

20. Because you're well looked-after, people assume you can't do things for yourself.

Just because we don't cook dinner every day, doesn't mean we can't. And the same goes for laundry.
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Just because we don't cook dinner every day, doesn't mean we can't. And the same goes for laundry.

21. Skipping lectures is a whole lot harder when your parents vaguely know your schedule.

22. And if you do have a day off, suddenly you have to ~justify~ why you're still asleep at 8am.

23. Even at the weekend, there's no such thing as a proper lie-in.

No family is still asleep after 11am unless it's Boxing Day.
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No family is still asleep after 11am unless it's Boxing Day.

24. Leaving the pub early to get the last train home is a real bitch.

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Everyone knows that the real juice gets spilt just before closing time.

25. And there's nothing more soul-destroying than getting to campus after an hour commute to find that a lecture's been cancelled.

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Why you waste my time, tho?

26. But at the end of the day, Dorothy had it right.

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