16 Unfortuante Realities of Christmas When You’re a Poor University Student
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless you’re a poor student with an empty bank account. In which case, not so much.
1. Your Christmas tree isn’t actually a tree.
Who knew they were so expensive? 10/10 for improv, though.
when u a broke uni student & cant afford a Christmas tree pic.twitter.com/BvoL6Ikpns
— Laura (@lauracooke03) November 25, 2016
2. And you definitely can’t afford presents or a proper Christmas dinner for your uni house.
3. So the best you end up with is basically just pre-drinks with a Tesco Value Yule Log.
4. Lack of money has changed your perspective so much that socks are genuinely welcomed as a gift
5. In fact, you’ll pretty much be grateful for any present.
The more boring and functional the better, tbh.
6. And finding a tenner from a relative in a card is like finding a winning lottery ticket.
7. But it makes you feel even more guilty for the basic presents you bought for people.
If you bought any at all.
8. As exciting as the Christmas markets are, there’s absolutely no chance you’re paying £5 for a hot dog.
9. And Aldi’s mulled wine and beer work just as well as the market stuff.
10. Given that you can’t afford to join in with a lot of the Christmas-y events, you feel under pressure to just study instead.
11. But even that doesn’t happen.
So now you feel twice as bad. You’ve done nothing Chrismas-y and you’ve not done any work either.
12. If you have a job, you feel inclined to pick up any extra shifts you can to earn a tiny bit more money.
13. And if you don’t, you’ll constantly be berating yourself for not sorting one out.
Especially if lots of your friends have jobs and so are always too busy to meet up.