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The Debs: Expectation v Reality

The night won’t be all it’s built up to be…
Sep 12th 2015, 11:00 AM 9,693 2

THE DEBS IS an essential moment in every young Irish person’s life. Expectations are always sky high, but they rarely match up.

Expectation: You’ll be sent off like a king, or a queen.

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Reality: Your family will be invited over to eat triangle sandwiches, gawk at you, and judge your date.

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Expectation: Speaking of your date, they’ll be the love of your life and you’ll have the best time gazing into each others eyes on the dancefloor.

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Reality: Nah. You’ll more than likely panic-ask a friend after a few beers and regret it forever.

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Followed by a message the next day to confirm they even remember you asked them. The romance :)

Expectation: The photos will be amazing.

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Reality: You’ll squint in the back garden in the rain while being attacked by the dog until your mam finally catches on about how to use the camera.

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Expectation: Someone will sort a hummer and we’ll party like celebrities.

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Reality: You’ll forget to book one and pile on to the bus.

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Expectation: The teachers will be unreal sound and it’ll be havoc.

Reality: They’ll politely eat their chicken supreme and make a hefty exit before things get messy. You’ll regret everything you say to them the rest of your days.

Expectation: It will be a classy affair, supping champagne while dancing in perfect time.

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Reality: You’ll sneak a naggin in under your dress and spend the rest of the night coaxing teachers into having shots.

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Expectation: You’ll look fab all night long.

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Reality: The shoes will come off after about an hour of dancing and the sweat in that dress will be like none experienced before.

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Expectation: All of it will be so eventful.

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Reality: You’ll sit around chatting about nothing for at least half the night.

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Expectation: Something will happen afterwards that will keep the night going for ages and ages.

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Reality: You’ll either fall asleep or go to a bowling alley, while constantly resenting the person who suggested it.

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Happy Debs!

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Nicola Byrne

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