11 Things In College I’m Not Thankful For

With late night study seshes being fueled by Ramen and Redbull, Thanksgiving has been the light at the end of this dark tunnel. Seeing friends and family, eating a hearty home-cooked meal, and doing absolutely nothing but sleeping and shopping for days in a row… it’s almost too good to be true.

But it’s not! It’s real. And I’m so thankful for this refreshing calm before the storm that is finals that it almost makes me want to stay home in a cranberry sauce-induced food coma forever. Because as great as college life is and as grateful as I am to be here, there are a few aspects of it that I am oh so NOT thankful for.

#1 Parking Officers: I don’t know how these people sleep at night after writing tickets to students on college budgets. Especially for things like parking in twenty minute loading zones for thirty minutes, or for pulling over with hazard lights so I could run into my apartment and grab a sweater. And that time I arrived to my car two minutes after my temporary permit expired – did you wait to see if I’d make it?! And quickly rejoice and run away when I didn’t?!? Read more…