11 Things That Are Better Than Parking On Campus

11 Things That Are Better Than Parking On Campus

Forever circling the parking lot praying for an open spot.
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College is great. Who doesn't like making your own schedule, having an active social calendar, living with your best friends, and getting groomed for future success? College is the life. But the one issue with college, with all colleges everywhere it seems, is the lack of packing. It's like every college band together and decided to only provide 12 parking spots for thousands of students. There are a lot of activities I would choose to do rather than try and find a parking spot on a college campus.

1. Cutting my hair a single piece at a time

I would gladly individually cut everything piece of my hair before I would choose to aimlessly drive around campus looking for one spot that won't get me towed. It would probably take me less time to cut my hair honestly.

2. Being trapped in an elevator for 6 hours

I can handle a little claustrophobia but I cannot handle driving around one parking lot 600 times praying for a spot to open up.

3. Babysitting an infant who never stops crying.

The sound of a constantly crying baby isn't even half as tortuous as entering a parking garage only to realize the lot is full.

4. Listening to a heated debate about global warming but neither person has any idea what they're talking about.

I will gladly listen to two people yell incorrect facts at each other before I would drive to class.

5. Having to wear specially-equip eclipse glasses all the time

Sure you can only see shadows and incredibly bright lights with them on, but it's still better than finding parking.

6. Stubbing the same toe every day for a year straight

This quick pain is nothing compared to the pain of leaving your apartment a half hour early and still being late to class because there is NO PARKING.

7. Having your order be messed up every time you go out to eat

It's still less frustrating than looking for a parking spot of 25 minutes only to get a parking ticket in the end.

8. Cage diving without a cage

Sure it isn't secure but neither is the promise that there will be a place for us to park on campus.

9. Getting a massage from 100 bees at once

I would rather take my chance on getting stung than take my chance on finding a spot.

10. Looking like Arnold from "Hey Arnold!"

A football-shaped head sounds less inconvenient that a college's parking situation.

11. Never being allowed to pet a dog or cat again.

Parking is so bad at college campuses that I would rather give up my favorite hobby than deal with it. That's how bad parking at college campuses are.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.
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Hey,

So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?

Sincerely,

Me

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I don't mean to say that everyone who is slightly dissatisfied with their major should transfer all over the country and change their major(I had to sacrifice the ability to get a minor because of the path I took, so I wouldn't recommend it to most people). I just believe that if you find yourself not liking the classes that are vital to your major or if you can't find a place at your current college, then changing your major or transferring isn't as horrible as you might imagine.

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