20 Signs You Grew Up In Plano, Texas

20 Signs You Grew Up In Plano, Texas

Can I get a P-Town?!

P-Town. So many memories. The kids that are there can't wait to leave, and the ones who left can't wait to come back. Sure, we've all made fun of Plano for being the most boring city on Earth, but in our hearts, whether you're a wildcat, wolf, or panther, it'll always be home. Here are a few signs that you're from the greatest suburb in Texas.

1. You tell people you're from Dallas to make things easier.

After all, we are neighbors.

2. Whataburger is like a second home.

Nothing like an HBCB after some Friday night lights. Whether is noon or 3 a.m., you're sure to run into a familiar face.

3. Wuckfest is treated like a holiday.

You'd better be painted up and ready to cheer on your team. This is serious stuff.

4. You cried when Purple Cow closed down.

And have been searching for a new favorite milkshake ever since (and have yet to find one that compares).

5. You went on at least one field trip to Heritage Farmstead as a child.

And took great pleasure in having a day away from the classroom, even if the place was boring.

6. And at least four to the Outdoor Learning Center.

You always felt so BA when holding a giant snake.

7. You frequently shop at Stonebriar Mall.

Even though it's not in Plano, it's the best there is. Willow Bend is too expensive and Collin Creek...you'd never set foot in there.

8. You heard about the "riots" at Vines High School.

You either witnessed them, participated in them, or saw them on TV and were thankful that you didn't go there. Even though we all know that it was nothing but a bunch of rowdy kids, the entire Plano police force didn't seem to take it so lightly.

9. Every winter you bash PISD for being the last district to cancel schools on snow days.

...And praised Pete Delkus when he finally tweeted the good news.

10. The road construction is agonizing.

Even though school is only five minutes away, you'd better leave 20 minutes early to allow time for the seven detours you'll have to make.

11. You want to live at the Shops at Legacy.

And never fail to take a picture by the giant Christmas tree.

12. Speaking of Christmas, you always look at lights in Deerfield.

As a child, you were amazed at the insane amount of decorations and the house whose lights had their own radio station. Now, you think about how much it must cost...

13. And trick-or-treat on Canterbury.

And every year you're traumatized by the man with the chainsaw who runs after you.

14. You got a free ticket to the State Fair every year at school.

And never ended up using it.

15. You've been to the Plano Balloon Festival.

Or if you didn't want to get up that early, you'd just watch them float over your house later in the afternoon.

16. You still look for Chace Crawford wherever you go.

Plano isn't that big, he has to be around here somewhere...

17. People nearly pass out when you tell them your graduating class is over 1,000.

Oh, you graduated with 200? That's cute.

18. You've taken a class at Colin College.

College credit without an AP test? Sign me up.


Plano Senior and Plano West might not agree on much, but one thing they do have in common is their hatred for Allen. So glad you spent millions of dollars on a stadium with cracks in it. Yes, please come use ours.

20. It's where you found your best friends.

Even if we're all over the country at college or (eww) in the real world, Plano brought us friends we'll never forget.

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9. You're taking advantage of an education that many would love to have.

Trust me, I get it. Getting enough sleep is important. Studying for an upcoming exam is crucial. Okay, maybe you don't feel well. I totally understand these reasons for skipping class, it happens sometimes. Key word = sometimes. But honestly, we shouldn't even be skipping class sometimes. We should find a good spot between seldom and never in our absences from our classes.

Ugh, I know, it's difficult- your professor might be a little slow, there may not be anything important scheduled on the syllabus, or the class might just be outright boring. Yet these should not hold you back from your education and making constant absences a habit. Make it a priority to go to class despite what are often insignificant excuses you create in your head that prevent you from going.

If a serious issue like an illness arises, obviously that should hold you back from going. But take a nap in your free time and schedule time at the library for your studying rather than allowing these justifications to control you from not going to class. Disregard your dissatisfaction for the class, no matter what the reasoning may be, and just go. Here's why:

1. It can become a habit

Once you realize how fun it might be to not go to class, you'll think it's reasonable to do it again in the future, and again, and again. But you're just setting yourself up for a terrible routine where you come up with the littlest excuses to skip classes. Take your classes seriously and don't get sucked into a hole that'll be difficult to get out of.

2. You're practically throwing money away

This is pretty obvious, but many don't consider it. Remember how much your parents pay for school before you consider skipping class. Try to do the math behind it. Be grateful for the money they put towards your education by putting it to good use.

3. You're missing potentially important information

What if your professor is cancelling a future class? Your test got cancelled? You have a new paper due by the end of the week? You wouldn't know any of these things if you miss your class, and it would be pretty embarrassing if you showed up to that future class, studied for that cancelled test or didn't know about that paper. Gain some FOMO to motivate you.

4. Your professor won't have a favorable impression of you

When you're in need of a letter of recommendation, you can't even consider going to the professors of the classes you constantly skipped because what would they have to say about you? Don't let your professor embrace the rage of Ross Geller- get on your teacher's good side and just go to class.

5. Your grade might be impacted

If the syllabus has attendance as a pretty great portion of your grade, skipping class will have a nasty effect on your final grade. Plus, if you're on a borderline between two grades and want to persuade your professor to give you the higher of the two, they won't be so convinced to give it to you. Become a prompt student and watch your GPA grow.

6. You'll have to make up all of that work, anyway...

When you skip class, you're not skipping the notes and homework that comes with it. It will haunt you and you know it.

7. ...and will have to teach yourself the material

You know your professor won't reteach it to you in their office hours. And nobody in your class can teach, what might be difficult, material like your professor can. You might as well go.

8. That boring lecture might just be advantageous

You might be in a class that goes towards your major, or is just beneficial overall. You might be learning something that will really help you in the future or even your career, and it would be a shame to choose a nap over that.

9. You're taking advantage of an education that many would love to have

Not everybody gets to go to college like you do. Not everybody can say they learn new (and often interesting things) everyday. Not everybody has the opportunities that you have, so don't take advantage of them. There are so many people who would do anything to be in your position. Don't take that for granted!

10. You're just worsening your time management skills

When you skip class, you are proving that there are more important things than your classes, which is kind of ironic, because isn't that why you go to school in the first place? Missing class means you're giving into an unnecessary event that shouldn't be above your education. Make a checklist, plan your time, and get everything done around your class times, not during them.

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Even if we don't want to admit it...

Here is a list of the #relatable things that students have asked Google that they may be embarrassed about. I searched far and wide for the most common trends in students' Google drop-downs and internet history's - minus the midnight searches. Now you don't have to live in shame, but instead with the comfort knowing that other people are just as curious as you! Tick off this list, and if you get less than 10/20, I do not believe you are human.

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6. What is Bitcoin?

7. Am I compatible with my s/o based on our star signs?

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10. The weight of [insert hot celebrity here]?

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