High school. It feels like a lifetime ago.
For me it was literally half my lifetime ago, which I don’t feel terribly comfortable saying out loud, but thems the breaks.
And while I am of course apprehensive about growing older, I got no qualms whatsoever about getting further away from that particular experience.
It’s just madness.
And looking back on it starts to feel like peering into a weird alternate universe that you sort of did and sort of didn’t inhabit.
Here are twelve of the weirdest things about high school that we’ve nearly forgotten.
12. The timing
Nobody deserves this.
I can’t believe school used to start before 9am and I actually WENT
— Jess (@sultyyyy) December 17, 2018
11. The guys
“Nah, I don’t really feel the cold,” said Trevor, his face turning blue.
I can’t believe I used to think I was ugly in high school because boys who wore shorts in the winter and had a 2.5 gpa didn’t like me
— Nice (@NiceNotNiece) February 10, 2019
10. The budget
Make sure you bring that back, we’re not made of money.
public school is having to use the leaf that was stuck to the door as a bathroom pass pic.twitter.com/qOoO2lWben
— dumbass class of 2022 (@brookesdaughter) November 1, 2017
9. The dances
Nothing about this even seems legal.
I still have no clue how I went to all my highschool dances sober. I really stood there sweating my ass off in a hot gym shoulder to shoulder with my friends listening to shitty music while dry humping someone’s daughter all while our teachers watched us. Lol what the hell.
— Dalton (@Dwillett98) November 19, 2019
11. The priorities
Good to know we were at least prepared for life challenge’s.
Me: how do I do my taxes
Public School: shut the fuck up and square dance
— ♥ mark magark♥ (@markedly) June 25, 2019
8. The hierarchy
I hope this person is a scientist now.
when i was in high school i compulsively studied the popular girls to try to figure out how to be popular. i set up an interview with one to ask her what she & the other popular girls talk about. and now that i’m older and wiser i just wanna say: i stand by my direct methods tbh
— meat jeans (@hog_mild) December 18, 2019
7. The theatre kids
The thing we were consuming was called “a desperate need for attention.”
I’m sick of coffee I want whatever theater kids consumed that made them act like that at 8am
— Aol.com (@lukasbattle) November 11, 2019
6. The parties
High schoolers in movies are always rich, beautiful, and unhappy.
High school parties on movies are so fake. Like who really had a party in a mansion or at a big fancy pool with everyone dancing? Every party I went to was either a bonfire in Timmy's field or a throw down in Bobby's shop.
— Brandon Chapman (@brandonchappy14) January 19, 2019
5. The proms
There’s no amount of money or respect that would make that worth it.
when i was in high school and a celebrity went to prom with a fan i would be like “wow that’s so cool” but now i’m like what kind of fucking saint do u have to be to go back to a high school prom
— James (@CaucasianJames) January 28, 2020
4. The unlikelihood
Probably isn’t something most of us would do, given the choice.
I can’t believe i was ever in high school at a point in my life. that just doesn’t seem like something I’d do
— kendra (@kendraaaleighh) September 22, 2019
3. The daMN THEATRE KIDS
I’m in this tweet and I don’t like it.
“come see our show”
“???? ??? ??? ????”
? ? “???? ??? ??? ????” ? ?
“ᑕOᗰE ᔕEE Oᑌᖇ ᔕᕼOᗯ”
“͓̽c͓̽o͓̽m͓̽e͓̽ ͓̽s͓̽e͓̽e͓̽ ͓̽o͓̽u͓̽r͓̽ ͓̽s͓̽h͓̽o͓̽w͓̽”͓̽
“ᶜᵒᵐᵉ ˢᵉᵉ ᵒᵘʳ ˢʰᵒʷ”
— ✿ emma ✿ (@EmmaGraceCook1) November 29, 2018
2. The emo kids
Bold prediction, there.
people who never had an emo phase peaked in high school and will never move out of their hometown. that's just how it is.
— ETHEREAL MATERIAL (@NECROMANClNG) June 8, 2017
1. The consistency
How have you not transformed seventy times at this point?
It’s really amazing to me how couples I went to high school with are married now. I am literally a different person than I was a week ago
— Sara Mango (@sara_mango) February 19, 2019
Like I said, good riddance to the whole weird thing. And if you’re currently in high school, chin up. The rest of life won’t be quite this bizarre.
What are your thoughts on the high school experience?
Tell us in the comments.