- You get so bored that you start to fall asleep.
You were fine this morning. You got good sleep, even had a coffee earlier. But you cannot bear to be awake in math class anymore. You don’t care about functions, and for some reason, it always smells like Home Depot — dull, and full of dead, chopped up rainforests.
2) Someone gets interrupted.
Someone interrupts you, or you interrupt someone, and instantly feel rude. And for some reason, whoever it is that got interrupted always responds to it by talking louder. But that’s why you listen to listen, not listen to respond, right?
3) Wrong side of the hallway.
Either you’ve somehow ended up on the wrong side of the hallway, and now you’re in everyone’s way — or, you’re on the right side and everyone is in your way. You just can’t win. And no matter how many times Mrs. Fagan tells everyone what side of the hallways to walk on, someone is always going to walk the wrong way.
4) You have an itch you can’t address in public.
Whether it’s in the middle of your stomach, or the top of your thigh, you’re not about to raise your shirt or put your hand down your pant leg in the middle of class.
5) SOMEONE parks in the wrong spot.
SOMEONE always has to knock everything out of whack. Student A takes Student B’s parking spot, so then Student B takes Student C’s parking spot, and then Student C takes Student D’s spot — and all of a sudden, Student D is forced into Student A’s spot and the world is mad. You could say that Student A deserves your detention, not you — because you had to take those two extra seconds to give them the evil eye, and now you’re late. Right?
6) You suddenly become aware of your balance and think you might trip. (Generally happens on the stairs.)
You’re walking normally, and then for whatever reason (whether it’s a tight space or a staircase — hey, that rhymed!) you decide that it’s time to become conscious of every step you take.
7) You get a really strong craving for a food that you don’t have with you.
If only we could all have never-ending supplies of chocolate and potato chips.
8) You get dress-coded.
To clarify, being dress-coded is avoidable — however, many of the rules are unnecessary, and therefore aren’t heavily enforced. So, it isn’t exactly fun when you have to go to the nurse’s office because, *gasp*, your bra strap is showing.
9) You get a headache, cramp, or some other discomfort, and that SPECIFIC day, you conveniently happened to leave your Advil in your *other* bag.
Headaches already stink, but having to wait for them to go away on their own? Annoying.
10) You go through some sort of wardrobe malfunction.
Your shoes come untied at an inopportune time.
A magical stain appears on your clothes where it wasn’t before.
You attempt to take off a sweatshirt and the shirt underneath comes with it.
Your dress/skirt blows up with the wind.
Your “fly” magically unzips.
You were told to take off your hat before you got the chance to fix your hat hair in private.
We all understand the struggle.
11) You say something and then realize no one is listening.
You finally crack the joke that you knew would make everyone laugh – and then realize no one heard .
12) You misheard what someone said, and didn’t respond appropriately as a result.
See, responding “OMG, yes!” to “Are you hungry?” when the question was actually “Am I ugly?” is a conversation-ender at best.
13) You make eye contact with your teacher right as you were talking to someone else who is not your teacher.
So, again, avoidable. Should you be talking in class? No. However, it happens — and it’s just a little bit awkward to see your teacher seeing you — talking in the middle of their instruction.
14) Your phone dies right as you were finally using it for something productive.
Sure, doing the important things first is an option, but you needed to tell Amy that her Instagram pic was “fire.” Powerschool could wait.
15) Someone opens the wrong stairway door.
Annoying — whether you or someone else does it. Sometimes you open the wrong door — you are immediately in everyone’s way, and now you’re dishing out at least one “sorry” or “excuse me” as you walk by. And sometimes, (this is the worst) you’re going to open the right door, and it’s opened right into your personal bubble from the other side.
16) You forget to turn your phone’s ringer off.
Yes, the universe does in fact like to play this sick game where you only get notifications when it is otherwise completely silent in your classroom.
Jolie Suarez, Staff Writer
Junior Jolie Suarez is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. While binge-watching The Vampire Diaries, she eats salt and vinegar chips, Twizzlers, Wendy’s, Sour Patch Kids, and drinks Olive Garden limontas. You may deliver these foods at any reasonable hour to the main office for her.