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20 Things You Said To Your Parents at Uni Vs. What You Really Meant

Parents… It’s best to keep them in the dark. Lest they know the truth about your sorry state of affairs.

1. “I miss you too!”

What you really meant: You’ve called me three times this week. Back. Off.

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2. When they ask if you’re with anyone at the moment: “I met someone nice the other day, but we’ll see.”

What you really meant: We met on Tinder and it was awful.

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3. “There’s a required textbook I need but it’s £95…”

What you really meant: As if I’m spending that much on a book. I just need the money.

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4. “Yes I’ve changed my bedding recently.”

What you really meant: I actually can’t remember the last time I did.

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5. “I have to go, I have a seminar.”

What you really meant: I’m not going to the seminar, I just want to end this call.

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6. “Yeah I’ve met loads of interesting people so far.”

What you really meant: We play FIFA 24/7.

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7. When they ask what the city is like: “It’s great!”

What you really meant: It’s a shithole.

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8. “You’re coming to visit? Yayyy.”

What you really meant: FUCK.

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9. “I’m eating really well actually.”

What you really meant: Chicken dippers are my life.

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10. “How’s everyone else?”

What you really meant: Be quick, you’re interrupting my nap.

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11. “I’m coming home for Reading Week. I just need to clear my head.”

What you really meant: My God, I can not wait for you to cook for me and clean up after me, you’re gonna love it.

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12. “Yes I’m staying on top of everything. I just submitted an essay I feel pretty good about.”

What you really meant: My lecturer’s don’t know my name and that essay was THE worst thing anyone has ever written.

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13. “I’m aiming for a 2:1”

What you really meant: My chances of a 1st are long gone.

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14. When they ask if you’re okay for money: “Yeah, I’ll survive.”

What you really meant: I AM SO POOR.

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15. “Oh sorry I missed your last call. I was in a lecture.”

What you really meant: I couldn’t be bothered talking that day.

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16. “I have a small favour to ask…”

What you really meant: Despite all my claims, I have failed to live independently. Please help.

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17. “I think I might nip home for a weekend visit.” 

What you really meant: My washing pile is getting out of hand.

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18. When they ask if you know what you want to do with your life yet: “I’m getting there!”

What you really meant: My life might as well end when I graduate.

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19. “I am being sensible, don’t worry.”

What you really meant: I downed something with Dettol in it last night because people told me to.

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20. “I miss home a little bit!”

What you really meant: I WANT TO STAY HERE FOREVER.

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