5 L's You'll Take In College
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5 L's You'll Take In College

Things can get a little embarrassing

5 L's You'll Take In College

College is the time to come into your own, but with this tasks comes the inevitable process of making mistakes. Mistakes can helpful, as they allow for personal growth and teachable moments, but most of the time they just seem to create a mess. Most of these L's that you will take will surely turn into hilarious stories that you will tell to everyone you meet, regardless of how much they actually make you cringe inside. Plus, what better way to describe college than with gifs from The Office?

1. Getting your debit card declined for an insanely low charge.

This one has affected yours truly one too many times. It is one thing if you are a college student making a $150 grocery trip, but if you are trying to charge for a one dollar spray tan and only have $0.54 left in your account, things can get a little embarrassing.

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2. Falling in the middle of a party and having to pretend to be fine.

Frat parties are a story for a whole new article; the grime that covers the ground at each house is a mysterious mess that everyone wants to pretend is nonexistent. Normally this is not a problem, until you slip on someone's red solo cup and face plant into a thick mess of mud and bucket.

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3. Showing up to class only to find that you were drastically unprepared for your presentation that day.

The college classroom differs from the high school classroom in one major way: you have a lot more freedom than before. Assignments, projects, and presentations are essentially to figured out on your own. Yes, this allows you to be more independent, but it becomes an issue when you have to freestyle over half of your 45-minute long presentation because you thought it had to be 15 minutes.

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4. Sent embarrassing texts to someone you have not spoken to in weeks.

This is the classic mistake that we have all made one too many times. Whether you are taking to an ex-boyfriend, former friend, distant aunt or even your parents, it is always obvious to all parties that your incoherent "aslkjfhup ja sfjhey" text was not meant for them.

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5. Realized that your level of intelligence has gone from 100 to zero from the time you graduated high school until now.

College does not make you stupid, but when you are no longer spending six hours a day in the classroom you are sure to regress a bit in terms of intelligence. Today, it feels like my days in the classroom are filled with professors asking me questions, and me knowing that I would have been able to flawlessly reply if I was still enrolled in AP Calculus.

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