Most college freshmen are starting school today or some time soon, and here at TMCY, we love the kids, like Trick. So as they start, we’re going to assist them with a list of “7 Things You Should Know Before You Begin College.”
7. It’s just like high school. Don’t expect people to act grown because they’re 18 and can now vote. There are still dumb people, catty people, jealous people and gossiping people all mixed in with like seven good people.
6. Don’t schedule 8 a.m. classes. Yeah, I know you got to school before 8 a.m. in high school every day. But in college, you play spades until 3 a.m. My attendance rate at 8 a.m. classes in college rivaled Kobe Bryant’s three-point shot percentage from his first year in the league. That’s not a good thing.
5. Buy showers shoes. Wear them in the shower. Enough said.
4. Don’t sign up for credit cards to get pizza and T-shirts. Credit cards do not say “In God We Trust.”
3. (For the women) Don’t become the campus garden tool. During your first semester lay back and figure out who’s who on the campus before you start sleeping with people, earn an undeserved reputation and get yourself in (cue: the late, great Bernie Mac) “trouble, trouble.”
2. Never leave your books laying around during finals time. Contrary to what your instructors would have you to believe, this is when your books are most valuable. Your unattended books will come up missing. Trust.
1. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear. Beer before Liquor? Never Been Sicker. College students drink. If you succumb to the peer pressure, remember this rule. It will save you a couple of upchucks.
Feel free to add to the list. Sharing is caring (accept for No. 3). The more you know. NBC.