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Former High School Students Reveal What They Hated Most About The Experience

Growing up can be one of the most arduous life experiences one must try to survive. Learning about how the world works while simultaneously learning who you are and how you fit in can be, no IS.... one of the most strenuous life trials one can live through. And the apex of the drama is... HIGH SCHOOL. A time where NOBODY walks away unscathed.

Redditor _jinxsimpson wants us all to remember the days of yore by asking... _What did you hate about high school? The results....

THE SUNRISE SCARES ME TOO.

I hated waking up in the mornings. I still hate waking up in the mornings.

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!

That the entire hour lesson could be taught in 15 minutes if everyone wasn't disruptive.

I PREFER A 5 STAR CUISINE AS WELL.

Closed campus lunch.

EVERY SECOND WAS A CHORE.

If I can recall correctly, I believe I hated every single minute of it.

WHO SHOULD I BE?

The expectation that you need to act like an adult while being treated like a child.

LOOK AT ME!

The teachers who clearly had their favorites and weren't afraid to show it. I was kind of a weird, shy kid and wasn't among the popular kids. I had several teachers who seemed liked they wanted to be "cool" and never gave me the time of day... although I was a good student. It really got frustrating sometimes.

THAT'S A LOT OF WASTD TIME!

Spending 12 hours a day at school and being expected to do 4 hours of homework after.

BEING ALONE IS LIFE ITSELF.

Being surrounded by hundreds of people but feeling alone.

I STILL HAVE A LIFE!!

The fact that each teacher thought their class was more important than the other classes, the fact that teachers would schedule tests in the same week, leaving you with little time to study an adequate amount, and the fact teachers would each give you a high quantity of homework every night, leaving you with limited time to even do it if you were in any clubs or sports.

SHOULD'VE KNOWN SOONER.

My own insecurity. Don't know why I needed so much experience to develop the life skill of not giving a crap.

THAT IS A CONTINUING LIFE LESSON.

The social dynamics.

ABC AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS.

Watching all my friends getting addicted to drugs.

THE LUCKY ONES

I liked high school. It was a small farming community so there weren't enough of us to have cliques. There were 9 guys in my class, and whether you were more of a sport player or a computer geek, it didn't matter because there were only 9 of us.

Plus, we only went four days a week, so always have Mondays off was pretty slick

LUCK OF THE DRAW.

I hated how it was considered lame to be driven and passionate about career/academic goals, and similarly, how one's success was discounted by how much he/she tried (thus only rewarding dumb luck).

JUST SAY NO KIDS!

Watching some of my friends go from the sweetest, innocent kids to complete douchebags because of drugs. I'm not saying the drugs did it, but I do believe that there is a certain culture associated with drugs that make people stop caring.

LET ME OUT!!

I was homeschooled, so mostly the intense solitude.

WHO NEEDS A GROUP?

The "Cliques" having people such as "the populars" "the geeks" etc. Then when you leave school and see that most of the people who cared about it amounted to nothing.

TOO EARLY. SECOND WAS ALWAYS BETTER!

First period lunch

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY.

My high schools judiciary system. We had an Honor Committee made up of mostly students with one or two faculty that was supposed to handle student disciplinary cases. In reality they would only handle cases for which there was a predetermined outcome and anything else would go straight to the administration. I don't even care that the administration was effectively the only judiciary body, it just pissed me off that they put up this facade so they could tell incoming students how fair everything was and how students had a voice. It was pretty much the same with student senate as well.

YOU'LL SURVIVE!

Everything. High school is a necessary evil, but it is absolutely evil.

Lifehacks, if applied properly, can really change the course of a single household chore.

Chores can really be such a pain to take care of, and nobody wants to do it. But with a little life hack under your belt, you might be able to turn chore time into something a little fun.

u/rat-avec-london asked:

What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver?

Here were some of those answers.


My Finger, The Glass

If your ring gets stuck on your finger windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five plus years.

coykoi314

You can also use any oil (cooking, automotive... anything).

You can also reduce the size of your hand (and finger) by holding it up in the air. Chilling your hand in cold water THEN holding it up in the air for a couple minutes whilst rubbing oil &/or dishwashing fluids in there... trifecta of ring removal.

Should work on anyone that just stole Sauron's prize - though biting it off also works, i suppose.

SageSilinous

Multiple Uses

Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.

Caspers_Shadow

Shaving cream also removes the smell of urine. If you ever have to take care of someone who is old and/or sick and who wets the bed, a little shaving cream on a rag wiped over their buttocks after they are thoroughly cleaned up helps them really smell clean again.

It's a bit of a sad tip, I know, but you never know when you might end up caring for someone who needs help with things like this. Nobody wants to smell. A dab of shaving cream to restore a bit of dignity? Priceless.

Gen-Jinjur

Pretty Important For Stage Actors

Every male should know this. If you want to get rid of an awkward boner flex any muscle in your body maybe an arm. For a minute. The blood will rush to that muscle and away from your penis. Crisis averted.

GingerOverseer

These life hacks really don't seem real at all, but if you can swear by them, they can save your life.

Obligatory Poop Hack

I saw a comment on one of these kinda threads that recommended gently rocking back and forth while pooping. I've never had any problems in the bathroom, but I happened to be sitting on the toilet when I read the comment so I decided to give it a test drive. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and effortless the whole experience was and I haven't gone back to my old stationary technique since. As a bonus, #1 and #2 now require the same amount of time in the bathroom!

ASS_LORD_666

It's The Alcohol

If you have funky armpits and need to fix them fast, use hand sanitiser. I figured this out years ago when I remembered that the smell comes from bacteria reactions - which antibacterial hand gel kills stone dead. Instant results and the medical smell lasts only a minute. Don't do this routinely though as it's delicate skin.

ihadanideaonce

But Hopefully It's Just A Playing Puppy

True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down. If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it. The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.

IAlbatross

Get It Off Anything

That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.

I'd go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.

Also wow! Thank you for all of the awards nice Redditors. I completely forgot I left this comment and came back and my notifications had blown up.

omgIamafraidofreddit

And previously impossible situations will give way at long last.

Sayonara Capsaicin

Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this. It's crazy how well this works.

PaulRuddsButthole

Crying Crying

Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning in to a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learnt this tip from a kid's science show years ago and I haven't had to deal with onion tears since. So many people don't believe me, and then are genuinely surprised when it works.

Lost_in_the_Library

Just A Quick Little Base

The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge "water bug" roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.

Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.

A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it's very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).

SnooPickles3213

Incorporating any of these lifehacks into your home may make a big difference. You'll never want to turn back.

Or you will, whatever. But they're worth a try!

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