Welcome to Summer School…..
Probably the closest thing to hell you’ll experience this year.
So you failed a class and are now being forced to go to summer school. Yeah, you, with that pitiful look in your eyes as you drag your sandal-covered feet around in 95 degree (F) weather.
I feel bad for you son.
Everyone’s all like:
And you’re here like…
Well, perhaps it didn’t happen that way. Maybe you needed to bring up your grades or need to take extra classes to put you at the status you want to be at in school.
So is there anyway to retain your dignity and cool-ness during this hot summer? Yes, yes there is.
Here’s how to Survive the Summer.
1) Don’t give up hope.
Leaving your dorm every day can be annoying, especially leaving the ultra-cool temperature of the inside and stepping out into the clear, wavering steam rising from the ground. Don’t turn and go back inside…. Don’t lay down and wait for death either…. it will be OK. Just get to class, and chances are, there’ll be AC there! No need to worry until the next time you need to step outside. In like…. 2 hours.
Repeat happy thoughts 5 times a day, and it’ll help you be strong.
2) “Put away all sharp objects”
This is the first piece of advice my friend gave me when he heard that I was spending summer at school.
Truth is…. I’ve only been here three days and I already want to kill myself. The loneliness of being in school when your friends aren’t here, and the growing despair of knowing that including summer school, you’ll spend like 10 months out of 12 in school, is gag-worthy.
But hold it in! Cuz, once you clear your room of knives, scissors and sharp paper, there’ll be no temptation to end it. Stay strong, love. You’ll survive.
3) Make a friend.
That weird guy you used to see lurking around during the Spring semester may just be your new bestie! Or bff…. forevs.
That’s how summer school works. You might meet the most unlikely of friends because of necessity. Cheer up, the friendship may only last 6-8 weeks. It’s not THAT bad….. Unless it is.
The main thing to remember is that your standard of what you look for in friends will undoubtedly drastically decrease this summer…. In fact, you may have no standards at all. I don’t advise this, so I’ve made a little list of what you should look for, accept and stay away from when making friends this summer.
Unfortunately, issues such as if the person has a B.O doesn’t matter during times of desperation. Throw some scented hand sanitizer at them and call it a day.
Tell me how you are surviving summer school in the comments below!