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The truth about college

(Based on my experiences in England)

School:

“You’re going to get treated like an adult at college”

College:

“If you find where we hid Eddie the Elf in the weeks leading up to Christmas break you win a bag of sweets”

eddie the elf.png

School:

“College is a lot stricter”unhelpful school teacher meme.jpg

College teachers:

“That’s all, so you can leave early today”school-attendance-meme

School:

“No swearing”

College teacher:

“Today we’re doing Interactionism so let’s listen to Fuck Tha Police by N.W.A.”fuck-tha-police-nwa

School:

“They will have high expectations”

College:

“You don’t need to do more research because we’ve provided you with all the resources”

school-working-hard-meme

School:

“The work will be harder/you will have to work hard”

College:

“You need to draw and annotate a comic strip for this week’s homework”

spongebob-school-meme

School:

“You need to be better equipped”

College:

*you only need a biro and a highlighter unless you’re doing an art-related subject*

Notes: featured image and other images not mine

All the things above did happen by the way! Sorry this isn’t a normal post. Hope you had a good start to 2017. 🙂

I’m so tired that I forgot I was meant to post today until I was deep into procrastinating my revision for my English mock tomorrow. Geography and Sociology didn’t go that well but at least they’re only mocks.

Song: Every You Every Me by Placebo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMaycNcPsHI

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I’m usually overlooked because I’m the quiet odd one out in my class.

(This year none of my friends are in any of my classes, again. Although I saw the girl I sat next to in Geography last year as I came out of my lesson. Unfortunately I couldn’t hang around but we talked and she amusedly recounted how our mutual friend was freaking out about me – allegedly, of course – giving her my cold. I can’t keep skipping days and I only came in to play badminton after college, in my defence. Gotta power through the snuffles!)

Sorry, I’ll get back to the point.

This seems to give people some sense of security as they’ll talk as if I’m not there. Sometimes they something funny and I have to try not to smile. Though I failed and just laughed one time.

Other times, I wish I could block out their voices because I’m hearing TMI…

Anyway in a recent Geography lesson, I overheard a guy saying he had gone to a red light district. And I don’t think that has anything to do with the Sichuan earthquake of 2008. Not sure why, can’t quite place it.

The moral of the story: quiet people are often inadvertently put in in privileged position. What if you ran for Prime Minister later? :-O

On a more serious note, I know so many quiet people who are actually really cool once you get to know them.

A question I got asked a lot when I was at school was “Why are you so quiet?” and the answer is because none of my friends were there and lessons are for learning not chatting. I say that while I’ve been mostly talking to the person next to me in English this year so far. I don’t think I’ll get a good grade on my interim report but YOLO I got perfect grades on last year’s, and I have about eight months to make up for it. And to be fair, we are doing coursework at the moment so our teachers just leave us to our own devices. I work better at home.

So people shouldn’t dismiss us quiet people. I can be an asset – from being your trusty stationery-lender, I can help with work (the non-Science/Maths kind) to lending ear and offering a fresh perspective.

I think I can be a fun person. Well, I hope so, you just have to bear with my initial social awkwardness. Maybe I’d surprise you. DUN DUN DUN.

Are you a confident or shy person like me? Leave a comment below. And have you ever overheard some amusing or plain bizarre conversations?

Notes: featured image not mine.

Also I don’t think WordPress actually posted this when I tried to publish it this morning. I tried to retype it as close to the original I could. I’m really annoyed at WordPress for this. Has anyone else had this problem? I’m using the mobile app at the moment.

Edit: Apparently I posted this on the 19th, but if I did I didn’t mean to and why was it still in my drafts then? I’ll keep this version.

Song: After Hours by Adam Lambert (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVFnT_ESm3I)