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18 things that seemed reasonable when you were in college

Student life, eh?

1. Treating these as a hearty, hot meal

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2. Calling reading things “work”

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3. Never doing any washing up

Until you absolutely have to, because you’ve run out of jam jars to drink tea from.

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4. Sharing a single bed with someone else

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5. Changing the bag in the bin, but not taking the full bags out of the house

Until you can’t actually get past them to the kitchen.

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6. Not turning up for a 9am lecture

Because you also had a lecture at 6pm, so it didn’t fit with your “schedule”.

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7. Getting an overdraft at the ATM

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8. “Pre-drinking”

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9. Breakfast pizza

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10. Using your electric shower head to fill the sink with hot water

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11. Engaging in ‘amorous activities’ in a shared bedroom

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12. Living in an apartment with only a microwave

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13. Seeing nothing wrong with eating toast two meals a day


14. Counting out literally your last pennies to spend in the pub

And just hoping things would work out.

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15. Studying EXACTLY which clubs were free in on any night

And until when.

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16. ‘Traffic Light’ discos

And attending them wearing a green badge.

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17. Picking up discarded photocopying cards

And testing them to see if they had any copies left

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18. Watching Diagnosis Murder

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Oh, hang on. We still do that.

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