College Habits That You Can't Take with You into Real Life

You may think that your RAs, profs, and Tandem apartment managers (well, probably not them) are really strict. But we promise you they will seem like pussy cats in comparison to the bosses, spouses, and neighbors you will encounter once you’re out in the real world. The habits that seem charming or quaint now will come back to bite you in four years. laid it all out for you.

Missing Deadlines

‘In college your professor will take off points, in the real world YOU WILL BE FIRED.’

Zach Galifianakis had the perfect joke about college, ‘the only thing I remember about college is how many times my grandmother died.’ This is beyond true because in college when it comes to deadlines you can EASILY lie and receive no penalty whatsoever. In the real world, if you lie to get out of a deadline bad things can happen like: getting yelled at, getting fired, getting yelled at and then fired. I worked at an advertising firm for a while and even if I was 3 hours early for a deadline, I would still get yelled at for not having it in even earlier. Needless to say, I don’t work there anymore.

Eating Ramen Every Night

‘In college you’re new at being on your own, unable to do a lot for yourself. In the real world you’re just a piece of shit who still can’t do anything for yourself.’

In college you’re almost like a baby, thrust out into the world, alone, unknowing, without a mother who can cook for you. It’s weird at first, but then you start to enjoy the freedom and you realize that you can eat something like Ramen for dinner every night and no one can tell you not to. It’s fast, easy, cheap and filling; the perfect meal if you don’t care about your health. But if you take a habit like eating Ramen all the time with you into the real world, people will just think of you as sodium filled and lazy.

Taking Naps

‘In college you’re just catching up on all that missed sleep from studying (drinking), in the real world you’re probably unemployed.’

Naps were literally my second favorite thing about college and now they’re gone. I can’t take naps during the week and I don’t want to take naps during the weekends, because in my free time I want to be awake, talking to people, doing things, having fun because I know once Monday comes rolling around I am no longer a free man. I am a slave to ‘the man.’

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