16 Conversations You’ll Have To Endure During Reading Week
Catching up with people when you go home for reading week is great. But there are some conversations you’ll wish you didn’t have to endure.
1. Being asked if you actually have reading to do.
2. And whether you’re actually doing the reading or not.
3. Having to explain that you’re not at home because you dropped out.
I love how many people asked me if I dropped out of uni, because I am home…. Nope, still in school, it's called a reading break. #awkward
— Kate Barnett (@KFBarnett) November 13, 2014
4. And discussing university with someone who actually has dropped out.
“Yeah…it’s great but you’re not really missing anything…”
5. Or with someone who loves it far too much.
6. Talking about anything to do with upcoming essays with people who are stressing too far in advance.
7. Explaining why you still haven’t arranged meet-ups with people.
8. Trying to actually arrange meet-up plans with friends who are never free at the same time.
9. Or pretending to make plans with people who you actually have no real intention of meeting up with.
10. Awkward conversations with people you haven’t seen since school.
11. And equally awkward conversations with teachers you bump into who are offensively surprised at your choice of degree.
12. Talking to people you only vaguely recognise from university who you didn’t know were from the same town as you.
13. Or people who recognise you from university but you don’t recognise them.
14. Lying to your parents when they ask if you’ve taken any photos at university for them to look at.
“You haven’t taken any photos whatsoever?!”
15. Trying to be sympathetic to that one housemate who doesn’t get a reading week.
16. And convincing yourself and everyone around you how much harder you’re going to work once reading week is over.