Money. Muney. Gwuala. Cash. Dough. Bank. Stacks. Green. I could go on, but I'm sure you understand what I'm getting at. When it comes to college, it stores the most money hungry people in the world besides the homeless and extremely low class. Below are the top five phrases I hear around campus 24/7, and if only we got paid even a nickel for each phrase, we'd have enough to pay our tuition in full, and our children's children tuition, too.
1. "I paid for this," or, "This was included in my tuition."
The flowers, all the utensils in the cafe, the creek, the food, everything belongs to me. Why? Because I paid for it in my tuition, that's why. I hear this phrase a lot, mostly from myself, because as you all may know *hint: college students* the struggle is so very real.
2. "Did you get your refund check yet?"
This is the most depressing one for me; mainly because I don't get refund checks. However, I would so have an enormous refund for how many times I hear this question pop up in just an hour alone.
3. "Man, where's (date) at? This direct deposit needs to hurry up."
Our father who art in heaven, please deliver thy funds on time (wink wink). I've never seen people more serious than those who are near to the good ole deposit that has more than two digits. They can now go out and turn up big time, buy out the grocery store, and most importantly have a shopping spree!
4. "Class or no class?"
Definitely not a good question, but we all say it just about every morning in most cases. However Monday's are the most common, since we were too busy during the weekend focusing on ourselves and our social lives.
5. "Yes! I have (time) to take a nap!"
Thank God! That moment you finally get free time to take a nap. In kindergarten most of us hated nap time. In high school we wanted a nap. In college, we desperately need a nap, and will stay up for hours or days to accomplish task so that we can sleep in a full day.
However, since we can't get paid for these phrases on the regular, stay strong and sane as we get closer to mid-terms where there's no sleep, no option of getting out of going to class, and no time to go blow your check everywhere you please. Good luck!
Peace. Love. Kinks!
~ Ivy K.