Sometimes, getting to class on time just isn't realistic. For some people, getting to class on time is NEVER realistic. Here are 10 things that these unfortunate students understand about the struggles of punctuality.
1. The number of alarms you set is irrelevant
You automatically snooze the alarms and get out of bed unreasonably close to the beginning of your first class every day anyway, so why even bother?
2. You don’t have time to look nice for class
What even is a hairbrush? You haven’t used one before class in… well, ever.
3. Breakfast is not an option
Unless, of course, you’re willing to eat a granola bar on the walk to class. Breakfast isn’t really a priority when you have five minutes to get out the door.
4. You are the master of speed walking
You’ve completed the 15-minute walk to school in well under 10 minutes due to your impressive ability to power walk.
5. The people in your first class have never seen you look put together
You want to get dressed up one morning just to prove that you CAN look nice, but you also know that that’s not going to happen.
6. You have only ever arrived sweaty and out of breath
Then you have to climb over so many people’s legs to find a seat, loudly peel off your jacket while the professor is lecturing, and allow your lungs to recover from your sprint to class.
7. Or you haven’t even arrived at all
You know when to take the L and stay at home. Arriving five minutes late is okay, but 40 minutes late might possibly be frowned upon.
8. Even if you don’t have an early class, you still show up late
Class at 8:30? Late. Class at 1:30? Also late. At least you’re consistent.
9. You’re silently annoyed at all the people who show up early to class
Honestly, why would you arrive at 9:20 for a 9:30? How does one accomplish that? Are those people even real?
10. If you do happen to show up early, you don’t know what to do with yourself
Do you still sit in the back? Do you talk to other students? Nothing has prepared you for this situation.