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What Don't You Miss About High School?  

Louis Patterson
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List Rules If you're done with high school, vote up the common rules and occurrences you feel blessed to leave in the past.

Some people say high school is the best time of your life, but is it really? Sure, you're probably spared the constant pressure of paying bills, but that doesn't mean high school is a fun, stress-free time.  

In retrospect, there are a ton of things about high school no sane adult would accept. These universal high school issues may seem ordinary while you're still in the system, but once you've graduated, it's hard not to feel shocked by all the ridiculous nonsense you put up with. 

Hormones run hot, and others are more than happy to critique everything from your writing skills to your wild prom outfit. There's tons of pressure to start dating, but you can never be sure if you're truly an item or just texting buddies. These social and developmental issues are made no better by decrepit buildings and inedible cafeteria food. 

If you're done with high school, you're probably more than a little glad to be rid of some educational baggage. If nothing else, no one twice your age will ever stop you from going to the bathroom again. Vote up the common rules and occurrences you feel blessed to leave in the past. 

list ordered by
1
Needing Permission To Use The Bathroom
2
Mean Cliques
3
Endless Homework
4
Group Projects Where Everyone Receives The Same Grade
5
School Starting Before 8:00 AM
6
Being Ostracized By Your Friends For Seemingly No Reason
7
Being Judged For Everything You Wear
8
Orally Presenting Work To The Class
9
Going Through Puberty
10
The Constant Threat Of Gossip
11
Being Graded On Class Participation
12
Doing Math Every Day
13
Not Being Allowed To Leave Campus During School Hours
14
Taking Standardized Tests On Scantrons
15
Not Being Welcome At Certain Lunch Tables
16
Assigned Seating
17
Superficial Class Elections
18
Students Who Suck Up To The Teacher
19
Being Constantly Graded
20
Not Knowing Anyone In Your Class
21
Waiting For A Ride Home
22
The Constant Pressure To Get Into College
23
Other Students' Excessive PDA
24
Finding A Date To The Dance
25
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