Finals Week As Told By FRIENDS

Finals Week As Told By FRIENDS

When the rain starts to pour, here's some FRIENDS to get you through

Finals week is just around the corner, and per usual, it will bring late nights of studying and stressful days of test taking. As you enter these last few days of terror before the freedom of break, here are some things you might want to prepare for.

1. When you need to stress eat at 3 am but it's going to take the rest of the money in your bank account to order pizza

2. That moment when your brain hits maximum capacity but you haven't even started studying for final number two

And somehow your professors expect you to find time to also write three research papers, plan four presentations, write a novella, start a small nonprofit, cure cancer and save the world from an alien invasion.

3. When you actually read your textbook and finally comprehend what your professor has been trying to teach all semester

4. Realizing all your hopes and dreams of graduating may need some re-evaluating

Just remember: C's get degrees.

5. When you sit down to take that one final you actually feel prepared for and realize nothing you studied is actually on the test

Well, darn. That's a solid 12 hours of my life I'm never getting back. I could have totally used that time to work on starting my nonprofit or at least begin curing cancer.

6. When your professor says they don't believe in curving grades, but everyone knows the whole class is going to fail

7. Nailing the final of the class where your professor seemed to have a personal vendetta against you

Take that. See, I is smart.

8. Taking a much needed and deserved study break

Sometimes you gotta chill and relax to avoid brain cramps. I hear they can be fatal.

9. When your professor asks you to give your presentation first

10. Sometimes you just need someone to sympathize

Don't worry, we're all slowly dying together.

11. Trying to convince a professor to give you the A you both know you don't really deserve

You didn't go to half the classes, but who has perfect attendance anyway?

12. Giving yourself a pep talk before that final you know you're going to fail

13. When you need to ask your friends to keep it down because you're trying to study and they're having too much fun

If you're cheerful, I don't want to see you. This is the study table of misery.

14. When your friends are arguing if the answer was 86 or 87.5 and you put "Aristotle"

15. When a final is so easy the hardest part about it was writing your name

16. Listening to your professor give a review on things you learned the first week of the semester

Excuse me, was that English? I'm not very fluent in gibberish.

17. When you don't actually know the definition, but you're going to give it your best shot anyways

18. Walking out of your last final and feeling like you might die from relief

Breathe. It's over. You're free. Well...until next semester. But let's not talk about that right now. Now it's just time to catch up on all the sleep and eating and breathing you've missed in the past week.

Cover Image Credit:

Popular Right Now

​An Open Letter To The People Who Don’t Tip Their Servers

This one's for you.

Dear Person Who Has No Idea How Much The 0 In The “Tip:" Line Matters,

I want to by asking you a simple question: Why?

Is it because you can't afford it? Is it because you are blind to the fact that the tip you leave is how the waiter/waitress serving you is making their living? Is it because you're just lazy and you “don't feel like it"?

Is it because you think that, while taking care of not only your table but at least three to five others, they took too long bringing you that side of ranch dressing? Or is it just because you're unaware that as a server these people make $2.85 an hour plus TIPS?

The average waiter/waitress is only supposed to be paid $2.13 an hour plus tips according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

That then leaves the waiter/waitress with a paycheck with the numbers **$0.00** and the words “Not a real paycheck." stamped on it. Therefore these men and women completely rely on the tips they make during the week to pay their bills.

So, with that being said, I have a few words for those of you who are ignorant enough to leave without leaving a few dollars in the “tip:" line.

Imagine if you go to work, the night starts off slow, then almost like a bomb went off the entire workplace is chaotic and you can't seem to find a minute to stop and breathe, let alone think about what to do next.

Imagine that you are helping a total of six different groups of people at one time, with each group containing two to 10 people.

Imagine that you are working your ass off to make sure that these customers have the best experience possible. Then you cash them out, you hand them a pen and a receipt, say “Thank you so much! It was a pleasure serving you, have a great day!"

Imagine you walk away to attempt to start one of the 17 other things you need to complete, watch as the group you just thanked leaves, and maybe even wave goodbye.

Imagine you are cleaning up the mess that they have so kindly left behind, you look down at the receipt and realize there's a sad face on the tip line of a $24.83 bill.

Imagine how devastated you feel knowing that you helped these people as much as you could just to have them throw water on the fire you need to complete the night.

Now, realize that whenever you decide not to tip your waitress, this is nine out of 10 times what they go through. I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to realize that this is someone's profession — whether they are a college student, a single mother working their second job of the day, a new dad who needs to pay off the loan he needed to take out to get a safer car for his child, your friend, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, you.

If you cannot afford to tip, do not come out to eat. If you cannot afford the three alcoholic drinks you gulped down, plus your food and a tip do not come out to eat.

If you cannot afford the $10 wings that become half-off on Tuesdays plus that water you asked for, do not come out to eat.

If you cannot see that the person in front of you is working their best to accommodate you, while trying to do the same for the other five tables around you, do not come out to eat. If you cannot realize that the man or woman in front of you is a real person, with their own personal lives and problems and that maybe these problems have led them to be the reason they are standing in front of you, then do not come out to eat.

As a server myself, it kills me to see the people around me being deprived of the money that they were supposed to earn. It kills me to see the three dollars you left on a $40 bill. It kills me that you cannot stand to put yourself in our shoes — as if you're better than us. I wonder if you realize that you single-handedly ruined part of our nights.

I wonder if maybe one day you will be in our shoes, and I hope to God no one treats you how you have treated us. But if they do, then maybe you'll realize how we felt when you left no tip after we gave you our time.

Cover Image Credit: Hailea Shallock

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

14 Honest College Things The Class Of 2023 Needs To Know ~Before~ Fall Semester

Sit down, be humble.


To The Class of 2023,

Before you start your college career, please know:

1. Nobody...and I mean nobody gives a shit about your AP Calculus scores.


" I got a 5 in Calc AB AND BC, a 5 in AP Literature, awh but I only got a 4 in AP Chem"

2. THE SAME GOES FOR YOUR SAT/ACT SCORES + nobody will know what you're talking about because they changed the test like 10 times since.


3. College 8 AMs are not the same as your 0 period orchestra class in 12th grade.


4. You're going to get rejected from a lot of clubs and that does not make you a failure.


5. If you do get into your clubs, make sure not to overwhelm or overcommit yourself.

visual representation of what it looks like when you join too many clubs


6. It's OK to realize that you don't want to be pre-med or you want to change majors.


7. There will ALWAYS ALWAYS be someone who's doing better than you at something but that doesn't mean you're behind.


8. "I'm a freshman but sophomore standin-" No, you don't have to clarify that, you'll sound like an asshole.


9. You may get your first ever B-, C+ or even D OR EVEN A W in your life. College is meant to teach you how to cope with failure.


10. Go beyond your comfort zone. Join a theatre club if you're afraid of public speaking. Join an animal rescue club if you're afraid of animals. College is learning more about yourself.


11. Scholarships do exist. APPLY APPLY APPLY.


12. Don't try to brag about all the stuff you did in high school, you'll just sound like a weenie hut jr. scout


13. Understand and be sensitive to the fact that everybody around you has a different experience and story of getting to university.


14. You're going to be exposed to people with different opinions and views, don't fight them. Instead, try to explain your perspective and listen to their reasoning as well.


Related Content

Facebook Comments