16 Ways Being In Your Twenties Is Just Like Being In Your Teens
Some twentysomethings have it sorted. They’ve graduated from uni, landed a great job, moved out into their own place… and some of them are even getting engaged and producing actual miniature human beings of their own.
Some of us, though… well… we’re struggling to get the hang of this whole ‘adult’ thing. In fact, we’re struggling merely with the idea that we are now supposed to be adults. Most of us are stuck in some kind of strange time-warp where we still believe we’re eighteen and have years left to get things sorted, when in actual fact we’re in our mid twenties and have no clue how to even try.
But don’t despair. Your twenties are the new teens! For every one 20-year-old you’ve seen with their life together, rest assured in the knowledge that there’s at least ten of us still totally unprepared for adult life, and have mastered the art of living like a teenager all over again.
1. You still live at home with your parents.
2. Your mum still does your laundry.
And your ironing. And you still get nagged at to tidy your bedroom. Which she will usually come in and clean up anyway.
3. You still haven’t got a ‘real’ job yet.
4. You still struggle to get out of bed in the morning.
It’s just that “Noooo, I don’t want to go to school!” has been replaced with “Nooo, I don’t want to go to work!”
5. You still don’t have enough money to afford anything.
Where did all these bills come from?!
6. You still have to answer to your parents’ persistent questions every time you leave the house.
“Where are you going? Who with? How are you getting there? When will you be back?”
7. Pot Noodles are still a totally acceptable, well-rounded meal…
8. Unless your parents also cook for you. Which they do. Often.
9. Applying for jobs you’re not remotely qualified for is the new doing an essay that doesn’t even count toward your GCSEs.
10. Health and nutrition is for adults.
Green smoothies have, like… vegetables in them and stuff. So wrong.
11. The idea of having children makes you feel physically sick.
12. You still argue with your parents. Like, a lot.
13. You can’t bring potential lovers back to your parents’ place.
You can’t do the do knowing that your folks will be there (and will know what you’re up to), so sexual conduct is as limited as it ever was.
14. Food shopping is still fun for you. Because you fill the trolley with biscuits, chocolate, alcohol and other frivolous things that you “really need”.
And because you still scoot around the aisles on the trolley without a care in the world.
15. Alerting Twitter to your every waking move is of the utmost importance. Instagram likes are everything.
You may have upgraded from MSN, but your internet habits are basically the same as they were when you were in high school.
16. You constantly find yourself wallowing in self pity, wondering when things will start to get better.
So much for getting older and wiser.