College is supposed to be a brand new experience, a fresh start. But when you've grown up in a college town, university life is already the norm. Sometimes it can be fun, but growing up in a college town definitely has its downsides. Here are 5 struggles of growing up with a bunch of crazy college kids in your backyard:
1. Everyone assumes you're in college.
As much as I appreciate your friendliness, 22-year-old frat guy, I'm afraid you're being a bit of a cradle robber at the moment.
"Hey babe, what's your major?" *wink*
Glad you asked! Actually, I major in BEING FIFTEEN with a minor in AVOIDINGSTATUTORY RAPE.
2. Everywhere is crowded all the time.
Coffee shops, crosswalks, parking lots, you name it: Anywhere you turn between the months of August and May, there's a crowd. God forbid you try to get a breakfast sandwich on a Saturday morning, you'll have to fend your way through a mile-long line of hungover college kids.
3. You own more apparel from your hometown college than from the college you actually attend.
Number of Notre Dame shirts I own? Three. Number of University of Delaware shirts I own? Approximately twenty-seven. Four years in college can't make up for eighteen years of T-shirt collection.
4. Driving past sloppy drunk college girls while in the car with your Dad is never a comfortable experience.
"Look at these idiots. Honey, I'm so glad you know better than to dress like that"
Uhhh... Thanks Dad. (What he doesn't know won't kill him)
5. Half of your graduating class attends the same college.
And everyone assumes you will, too. Between in-state tuition and proximity to home, it's no surprise that so many of your friends decide to stay local. I mean, who DOESN'T want to go to college in their backyard, am I right? (no)
Despite the struggles that accompany growing up in a college town, it can actually be pretty cool. After all, you're just a little more prepared for college than everyone else. The next four years should be a breeze, right?