I was lucky enough to have a long and healthy college career. I stayed in school for 8 years. No, I’m not a doctor I just enjoyed being a student so much that I decided to extend my stay. Please keep in mind that by “student” I mean partier, and by “stay” I mean that I wasn’t ready to be an adult so I just decided to keep doing what I was doing until I got tired of it. Still, I can’t deny that there are plenty of perks to being a student. Here are five:
Sleeping in late. There will likely never be another time in your life when you can just randomly decide to blow off an entire day and stay in bed. Breakfast in bed is all well and good, but there is nothing better than breakfast in bed at 4 PM. If, for some ungodly reason you do have to wake up early here is a list of awesome alarm clocks from Apartment Therapy.
Sleeping with random people. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this, because students are actually encouraged to experiment and try new things. You are supposed to do this all when you are young, and will be able to blame any mistakes you make on youth and stupidity.
Discounts and freebies. I still try and get a student discount every time I go to the movies, only now they laugh in my face. I literally just read about a discount on Twitter for students in the LA area from Sweet Crush Ice Bar. You can get 50% off a tasty frozen treat just for showing your student ID. It makes me wish I hadn’t used mine to spackle a wall.
Going to class in your jammies. If you went to work in New York in your jammies, people would probably change subway cars to get away from you and drop pennies and dollar bills in your latte. You can wear whatever you want in college and just blame it on a hangover.
So you don’t end up homeless. I said it was okay to look homeless while you are in college, but it is never okay to end up homeless. While its true that a lot of people don’t use their actual degrees (myself included) it pays to have one. Some employers won’t even look at you sideways if you don’t have one. Is it a ridiculous notion? Yes. But it is one more reason it pays to stick with school, no matter how much you just want to quit and move to a tropical island where you braid hair on the beach for random pesos.[ via ]