How "Drake & Josh" Prepared Us For The Real World

How "Drake & Josh" Prepared Us For The Real World

"You'll be glad that you grew up learning from the wise words of everyone's favorite stepbrothers."
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Growing up, we all watched those crazy shows on television. Some of them suggested that life would offer us some opportunities that were just too good to be true, like "The Fairly Odd Parents." Some of them allowed us to experience things that we would never be able to experience on our own, like "The Wild Thornberrys." Some of them simply made us laugh, like "The Amanda Show." However, out of all the crazy things we've seen on television, no one better prepared us for the real world than "Drake and Josh." Though their shenanigans might seem a little too absurd to happen to everyday college students like you and I, you wouldn't believe how right they were about everything.



When professors ask you to answer a question on a topic that they haven't taught you yet. - In college, there aren't many things worse than being called on in front of an entire lecture hall and not knowing the answer to the professor's question. But come on. How can they expect you to know the answer when they haven't taught the material yet!?



Okay, fine. The only thing worse than not knowing the answer to the professor's question is when you answer the question incorrectly, and then the professor calls on someone else and they answer it correctly and act like they don't understand how anyone could not know the answer to that super simple, first grade question.



Those times when you're sure your professors are plotting your death because you've been assigned three papers, two presentations and an exam... all due on the same day. - We've all been there, when no amount of all-nighters seems to provide the amount of time you need in order to prepare for this due date. We promise, it will get better... After you turn everything in and you can sleep for three days straight.



Nothing beats mom's home cooking. - You're probably going to be pretty excited to try all sorts of new things while you're away at college. Food from the dining hall is not going to be one of them. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite in between classes or you're mowing down on everything in sight, nothing you eat in the dining hall will compare to your mom's home cooking, so make sure you say thank you when she sends you those leftovers.



Teachers can do whatever they want, including changing the due date of an assignment an hour before it's due. - College can make you feel pretty bad about yourself sometimes. And sometimes, it's not your fault and there's not a thing you can do about it. Like when you spend three days in the library working on an assignment and you trudge all the way to class and when you get there, the teacher extends the due date for all of the students who didn't get it done in time.



So whether you're trying to justify the fact that you've skipped all of your classes for the day...



Or you're learning something you never knew that you never knew...



You'll be glad that you grew up learning from the wise words of everyone's favorite stepbrothers.

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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

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This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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