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19 Things College Students Suspect About the Real World [Photospoofs]
Cracked.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | various

Posted on 04/21/2012 12:50:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

One year after you graduate from college, you are a completely different person. There's no fighting it. The baby you were on your first birthday had more in common with the version of you that was chilling in the womb a year earlier. We asked you to show us some of the things college students will be most surprised to find missing from the real world when they get there. The winner is below, but first the runners up ...

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1 posted on 04/21/2012 12:50:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
#8 is, of course, completely true.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I didn’t understand some of those.

Maybe I’m stoopid today.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 12:55:57 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Ask a college student to explain them.

Pry the bong away from his face first.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 12:58:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve heard that a number of liberal leaning college students become more conservative, when they go to work, and look at their paychecks.

When these young people, who have lived sheltered lives in college, get into the world, and see how much in taxes are withheld from their pay, they get a reality check. Then they start thinking more about where their tax money is going, and whether government is making good use of the tax money they are paying in each payday.

Some young people even start thinking that the level of taxation is too high, for the alleged benefits government provides. Some young people think it’s unfair, that they get a job which pays “X” amount per year, but their actual take home pay is a lot less than that.

Being in the working world, as compared to the college campus, provides a stark contrast to young people.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 12:59:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I’ve heard that a number of liberal leaning college students become more conservative, when they go to work, and look at their paychecks.

Very true. And some join Occupy Wall Street and live the jokes in this article.

6 posted on 04/21/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL, those are good.
I love the ‘interpretative dance will make Dick Cheney cry’. one.


7 posted on 04/21/2012 1:03:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
LOL, those are good. I love the ‘interpretative dance will make Dick Cheney cry’. one.

My favorite too. Especially since Dick Cheney has never cried. ;^)

8 posted on 04/21/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

everything they were taught was a lie....

but when do they start suspecting that they were taught wrong on social issues?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 1:15:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The winning one won’t come up for me does anyone know what it is?


10 posted on 04/21/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's easy to be a liberal in college. You live a relatively sheltered life and most everyone around you shares liberal views on everything. Atheism is real popular, too, especially when you see the opportunity to have easy sex, get drunk and smoke pot almost as a badge of honor. Suddenly, all those Sunday School lessons are forgotten and religion is labeled 'superstition' to justify doing what you would never have done at home, under your parents supervision.

Once graduated and living in the 'real world', things quickly change. Responsibility is suddenly more than getting a paper in on time and screwing up your responsibility can cost you a job or, at least, a promotion or raise you were counting on. In the real world, everyone isn't equal and everything is not always 'fair'. You don't get an award just for showing up at work. Few people care what you think or your ideas for 'world peace'. You quickly learn that not everyone thinks Obama is 'brilliant' and his critics 'racists'. This can be disturbing.

All this is a lot to process for some naive college graduates who thought they were the center of the universe. I refer to this period of adjustment as one of 'character building'. It will either make you a wimp seeking a free ride paid for by others or a self-sufficient person capable of dealing with the real world. Sadly, too many grads fall into the former category.

11 posted on 04/21/2012 1:32:40 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Slings and Arrows

I like #5 the best


12 posted on 04/21/2012 1:33:01 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

*chuckle* Reflects the mindset, doesn’t it?


13 posted on 04/21/2012 1:35:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: chris_bdba

Click here:

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/1/2/2/126122.jpg?v=1


14 posted on 04/21/2012 1:36:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m not sure any of these came from individuals who have actually supported themselves out in the real world. Still too self absorbed.

As bad as the job situation has been, we’ve had to fire two new hires, recent grads, one because she just absolutely could not stop texting to the detriment of the job she was being paid to perform, and the other because he just couldn’t stay awake.

Isn’t that pitiful?


15 posted on 04/21/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jim Scott
Sadly, too many grads fall into the former category.

And most of them have found the Comments section of the article.

16 posted on 04/21/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jim Scott

“It’s easy to be a liberal in college.”

That’s because other liberals don’t expect you to think very hard. All you have to do is agree with the television.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 1:43:19 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: GeronL
everything they were taught was a lie....

"It's not so much what you don't know that will hurt you. It's what you know that ain't so!"

Will Rogers

18 posted on 04/21/2012 1:44:56 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A Few Things *Conservative* College Students Suspect About the Real World:

1) The US military can and will kick anyone’s ass, anytime, anywhere. Well, maybe not in Africa, because nobody wants to go to [expletive deleted] Africa.

2) I wonder how many of my fellow students believe that useless Marxist crapola taught by these professors?

3) What do you mean concealed carry is against the rules on campus? What leftist idiot thought that one up? I’ve been..., uh, well, gee, I hope they legalize that soon.

4) The more I learn about leftist Democrats, the more I think they need their own homeland, in Africa.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: RegulatorCountry
My brother in college says the other students (not him, he's a sensible guy) are addicted to texting...Texting in class, texting while studying, texting while eating, texting in the middle of a conversation...Says he'd love to replace every iphone with basic call-only phones and watch campus-wide panic ensue.
20 posted on 04/21/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Celtic Cross

That is a very accurate picture of most university students these days.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 4:04:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
That is a very accurate picture of most university students these days.

How did so many of them turn out this way? Didn't their parents teach them about reality?

22 posted on 04/21/2012 4:21:56 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: kosciusko51

I was responding to the comment about texting addiction. Many cannot sit still during a TV programme or a film without obsessively composing or responding to messages on their mobile phones. Kids, life is fleeting. Take time to relax and enjoy it without the damned distraction of texting.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 4:28:10 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kosciusko51

Many of the kids in university today are of a generation that has been given everything with little to no expectation of responsibility on their part. There are many who have been raised with traditional values and have learned the value of responsibility and civility, but those young adults are in the minority.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 4:32:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Fair enough. I still don't get the whole texting craze, and I try my hardest to make sure my girls don't get sucked in by it. But I guess some parents like it because their kids are quiet when they are texting.

I just miss the times when parents actually taught their kids about the realities of life.

25 posted on 04/21/2012 4:35:53 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This poster’s two simple rules for job success for new grads:

1) Have and use an alarm clock. Every single day.
2) No whining.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Even Africa doesn’t deserve the Dems.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 5:06:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kosciusko51
But I guess some parents like it because their kids are quiet when they are texting.

Bingo!
28 posted on 04/21/2012 5:11:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’m not sure any of these came from individuals who have actually supported themselves out in the real world. Still too self absorbed.


Archie Bunker’s “Meat Head” living in the real world.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 9:31:59 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Army Air Corps
Take time to relax and enjoy it without the damned distraction of texting.

There's a 16 year old girl in the news around Kansas City, who was texting while driving, lost control of the car and killed an elderly woman. She's being charged as an adult and is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Mark

30 posted on 04/22/2012 9:39:26 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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