Getting a college degree costs more than it should, which is why so many college students are strapped for cash. Here are fifteen signs that you’re one of them:
1. You use textbooks as furniture
A stack of books can be a chair, a footrest, even a nightstand!
2. Your favorite words are “buy one, get one free”
Cheeseburgers, notebooks, t-shirts, bottles of shampoo—you’ll stock up on anything and everything, so long as it’s on sale.
3. You look for quarters left in vending machines
Then add those quarters to your laundry fund.
4. Laundry is an optional activity
Who needs clean clothes? If they smell, you can always spritz them with air freshener.
5. You regularly borrow less than a dollar
For a snack, for a coffee, for a parking meter.
6. You stockpile food from the dining hall
You know, several meals worth of mashed potatoes. Or a purse full of fruit.
7. You save birthday gifts so you can re-gift them to other people
It’s only weird if you get caught, right? Or you accidentally give the gift back to the person who first gave it to you…
8. A night out consists of watching Netflix in the library
That counts, right?
9. You host potlucks every weekend
You invite your friends, then keep their leftovers.
10. You hoard napkins, plastic utensils, and ketchup packets from fast food restaurants
It’s not stealing if they’re free for the taking!
11. You take toilet paper from public bathrooms
It’s never the premium brand, but it gets the job done.
12. The only alcohol you buy comes in plastic jugs
It tastes the same when you mix it with orange juice…right?
13. The only reason you call your parents is to ask for money
Strangely, they’ve stopped taking your calls…
14. You like studying not because it’s fun, but because it’s free
Bring on the all night study session!
Stay positive, you’ll get through it!