When we are in school we have a certain idea in our head about how we are going to spend our time in college. College life has achieved Dwaraka status thanks to unrealistic movie and TV serial representations – think Klo & Glee. We have so many crazy plans and cool ideas about how our life in college would be!
But when college actually starts, it’s like a snow globe has shattered. All those crazy plans and ideas are gone with the wind and all we are left with is a sneak peek into what our future work life is going to be.
1. The work expectation
Expectation: Arey, college main kahaan kuch kaam karna hota hai! Full time majja hi toh hai!
Reality: So swamped with assignments that even breathing means wasting time!
2. Dating expectations
Expectation: Ek baar college jaane do, fir line lag jaayegi!
Reality: Yaar yahaan toh dur, dur tak koi hot dikh nahi raha hai!
3. Sleeping arrangements
Expectation: Snuggling into comfy beds 24/7.
Reality: Guys, I slept for an hour today.
4. Travelling expectations
Expectation: College toh main gaadi se hi aaunga! *vroom vroom*
Reality: Aren’t trains/buses more convenient?
5. Classmate expectation
Expectation: I’ll be friends with all of my classmates!
Reality: Don’t realize half these people are in my class until they show up for exams..!
6. Relationship with teachers
Expectation: Getting away with cracking jokes and creating a ruckus during lectures is my MO!
Reality: The number of jokes cracked is indirectly proportional to the marks obtained.
7. The drama expectation
Expectation: What happens during college lectures, stays in the class.
Reality: WhatsApp statuses, Facebook updates, Instagram posts, staff room gossip and gossip among student groups, referring to said incident.
8. The group study expectation
Expectation: Hum sab saath mein padhenge toh maza aayega!
Reality: Snapchat notes, posting group-study selfies on Instagram and eating junk food while going off to sleep.
9. Dressing expectations
Expectation: Yeh uniform kab tak pehenna padega! Atleast college mein khud ke kapdon ka use hoga!
Reality: Skips college because can’t decide what to wear…
10. Rule-breaking expectations
Expectation: Main toh kabhi lectures hi attend nahi karunga!
Reality: Gets debarred from exam for low attendance and attends every single lecture henceforth.
What all did college teach you to give up once you went there?