13 Things You Complained About as a Student That Seem Ridiculous Now
We were young. We didn’t know.
1. Getting up at 9am for a lecture once a week
Such sleep privilege. It hurts to think for the rest of the week you could stay in bed past midday. Now, you’re up at 6am every single day – even on weekends because your body clock is a sadist.
2. Paying around £2 to use the campus laundrette
You only washed your clothes once a month anyway, resulting in a total laundry bill of £4 a month (if you used the dryer). Nowadays you never see the end of washing work clothes which is costing you much more in energy bills.
3. Student loans
Granted, the Student Loans Company are a nightmare to deal with, but the amount we complained about getting ~free~ money is pretty painful. If it was the paperwork that pissed you off, you’re certainly not free from that struggle now you’re a graduate.
4. Having so much to read
“I can’t believe I have to read half a book today. What a pain” said every student ever. If only you could spend your days like that now.
5. The price of your rent
Extortionate at the time, but you’d give anything to be paying that now.
6. The effort of filling in a council tax exemption form
If only you could endure this now. Your wages come in, council tax goes out.
7. Not having enough time
8. Going out so often that you could recite the DJ’s setlist song for song
“I wish they’d play something else” – it’s a hard life being free to go out so often, eh?
Which you conveniently got over in time to go out again that night. Now, you’re still struggling from that one night out two weeks ago.
10. Student elections
“Democracy? Fuck that.”
11. Locals with their noise complaints
The harbingers of boredom. Except you’ve now become one, and those students across the hall are really getting on your nerves…
12. Lecturers not putting their slides on Blackboard
Concentrate? At university? Never.
13. Paying £2.50 for a drink because it wasn’t pound-a-pint night.
Now you sit crying into your lager because you didn’t get any change from a £5 note.
It was the good life. If only we knew it.