Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mom and Dad, I'm Home

"Clean your room!"
"Wake up, you're wasting the day sleeping!"
"Don't forget to brush your teeth!"
None of these are things you probably thought you'd be hearing after high school, never mind after receiving a bachelor's degree.
However, it's a brutal reality for many post-grads nowadays that they have to move back home with Mommy and Daddy. Rents are high and the job market sucks. And taking another year of Intro classes just to stay in college as a super-senior just isn't going to work. So, it's back to the nest until you get a job and save some money.

And it's back to prison, basically. They ask you where you're going, when you'll be home, who you're going with- it's like the inquisition. They worry when you stay out late, get mad when you come in late and you obviously can't bring a girl or a guy back home for the night. And what's probably the worst is the constant nagging about absolutely everything. They can turn a pleasant "good morning" exchange into a deep conversation about what you're going to do with your life.

And then there's the siblings. They steal you're clothes, eat your left overs and constantly "borrow" your car. They're like roommates, but you cant pregame with them or lay in bed telling funny stories about the night before.

My advice: save as much as you can waitressing, get a cheap apartment and figure it out from there.


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