Face it, returning to our respective school institutions hasn’t been great. It’s as if going back is its own, mini culture shock after a decadent six weeks of eight hour days, four AM bedtimes, and a sickening amount of binge television. Here’s a classic game of Back To School Bingo to help pass the time until that clock hits the magical 3:05pm.
1. Someone says they miss you but didn’t bother to see you in the past month.
2. Someone asks you how your holidays were, but just so they can tell you what they did.
3. Someone tells you about their sykk hook-up overseas… who conveniently doesn’t have Facebook.
4. A teacher tells you that this year will be nothing like the last, and that you will actually have to try.
5. A teacher tells you that this year will be nothing like the last, and that you will actually have to try, and you don’t believe them in the slightest.
6. You wonder if recess has always taken this long to get to.
7. You contemplate running away and picking strawberries with backpackers for the rest of your life instead of having to endure third-period math.
8. You put in the effort to have neat, organised notes.
9. You give up on having neat, organised notes.
10. Someone asks to borrow a pen.
11. You lose your own pen.
12. You awkwardly try and figure out how to ask for the first pen back, because those were the only two pens you had.
13. You chicken out and disgrace your pen written art about the curriculum outcomes with smudgey pencil.
14. That one guy still hasn’t figured out any self-awareness during the break and still reeks.
15. The last hour has actually lasted three weeks.
16. The seat you just sat down in is still uncomfortably warm from the last class.
17. Someone asks for some gum.
18. Someone asks if you have a phone charger.
19. Someone rolls their eyes when you tell them you don’t have the right charger.
10. Your eyelids start to feel heavy as five hours is the longest you’ve gone without a nap in the past month.
11. You wonder if Year 7 kids were always that small.
12. You wonder if Year 7 kids were always that tall.
13. You pray to God for another growth spurt.
14. You secretly know that you’re never going to grow again, nor have you since Year 8.
15. The teacher tells you that the bell is for them, not you.