Packing For College As Told By 'Parks and Recreation'

Packing For College As Told By 'Parks and Recreation'

The stress of packing for college as told by your favorite characters from "Parks and Rec"
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It's about a week before school begins, and you look at the mess in your room and know it's time to begin packing.

You realize classes are going to begin soon.

So you hit the mall and get more clothes you don't need.

You come home and see your mom did all your laundry for you.

But then you realize you actually need to start packing.

So instead of doing so ... you procrastinate and say goodbye to the squad.


When you realize how much you actually have left to do.

And you spent too much time with the crew and only have one night to pack your whole room.

You stay up all night packing because you procrastinated too long.

It's becoming so stressful that you're like

Then you remember you still need things from the store.

But you get everything you need just before all the stores are closed.

When you finally finish packing.

And you're ready to be back at school.

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1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"

*Snoring*

"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:

Mom: "HOW DARE YOU LEAVE THIS HOUSE WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION! YOU LIVE UNDER OUR ROOF AND WILL ABIDE BY OUR RULES."

*Asks*:

Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?

Probably.

*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

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I want to be selfish.

Not that I even just WANT to be selfish, I NEED to be selfish. This stage of my life basically can either shape me or break me for the future, and I want to focus on me, and me alone. I want to do what I want when I want, and not worry about having to make the decision with somebody else.

It wouldn't be a 50/50 relationship.

I want to wait to find 'the one' because I'm not ready to give my all in a relationship right now. Once I'm settled and more comfortable being an adult and on my own is a better time to think about being in a committed relationship.

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