As a senior, I understand Thanksgiving break all too well. This is the first real break from school. A time to unwind from classes. A time to catch some sleep and see some friends from home. It also means that you will be spending some time with your family. These family members will ask you the same questions every year. As college students, we have the same answers every year. As a senior, most people assume I have it all together. Please note, I do not have it together. Here are a few common one-liners I have prepared myself for over the years:
1. How is school going?
School is tragic. Very tragic.
2. Are you doing internship this semester?
No, I’m tired.
3. What are you planning to do after graduation?
What do you think?
4. Have you thought about going back to school for something more practical?
Excuse me, what?
5. So are you in a relationship yet?
Well, if I was you would have heard about it. Moving Forward.
6. Sweetie, I'm sure you’ll find someone someday!!
Update: That does not make anyone feel better about themselves. It's an uncomfortable one liner to end the awkward conversation...
7. Have you heard what *insert relative name* is doing?
8. Are you keeping those grades up?
I tried. I really did. Just didn’t work out this semester.
9. So why aren’t you considering graduate school?
Because I need a break.
10. You are looking a little tired… Are you sleeping?
11. You are sitting at the kids table.
But I'm kind of an adult?