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Back-To-School Blues
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Posted 8/18/10 , edited 8/18/10
I did a search and there didn't seem to be any topics like this, but if there are, please delete this!

Since alot of teenagers (including myself) are now going back to school, I thought I'd talk about some of the things I strongly dislike about the back-to-school scene and see others!

So, things I dislike:

#1: Commercials: Now, I do not know about everyone else, but I HATE these commercials. It has always bugged me that they put them out three weeks after we get out of school. And, not only that but why are the kids in these commercials happily jumping around to poppy music? In my experience, I found that most kids dread going back to school, making these commercials completely inaccurate. Another one I can not stand in the new computer comercial that makes it seem as if you get the computer you'll have a light backpack, but that will never happen, at least not where I live where laptops are not allowed in school and teachers like making you bring textbooks you do not need. The only, ONLY accurate BTS commercial I have seen is the 1986 Staples Commercial with the happy Dad and miserable kids-now that's a truthful commercial!

#2: Stores: They put out their school supply stuff WAY too early, again, three weeks after we've gotten out, right after the fourth of July. Not to mention that shopping for supplies is a B****. Being in High School all I need is binders and paper and pencils, done. But whenever I go shopping, the aisles are always filled wih parents and elementary school kids running around for things they do not even need! Because they, like my mother, decided to wait until the last minute to shop.

#3: Supply Lists: The problem I've had since Elementary school is that the supply list like to put things on them that the children don't even use! Most teachers (especailly in Elementary School) have collections of markers, and crayons for the kids to use, and they rarely do anyway (especially now that school have raised expectaions). Not only that, but the expectation that kids have to buy tissues, chalk and other things for the school. Why can't the government just provide schools money for these things? Not only that but they supply brand names, and a kid can't have just "Crayons" they have to be "Crayola Crayons" and not just "dry erase makers", "Expo markers," etc...And the useless supplies get worse in middle school. Since when do Middles Schoolers do cool projects anymore? Never.

(An interesting take on the supply subject by a parent can be found here:http://www.wellsphere.com/parenting-article/back-to-school-supplies-a-rant/1189521)

#4: Clothes: Why to kids have to "look cool"? Why can't they just be themselves instead of following the mainstream? (Early elementary schoolers are exempt, because they don't really know who they are yet.)And it doesn't help that these inaccurate commercials are constantly promoting "get this style!" and such. What's worse? The kids buy into them! It's hell for them and parents, parents because they have to pay for the crap, them because kids are stinkin' cruel and isolate people who don't dress like them.

So, what about you guys? Do you like going Back-to-school? Dread it? How do you feel about the Back-To-School Scene? Any funny stories? I'd love to hear them!

**Edit**

I forgot to add, I do not need comments saying "Oh stop complaining it won't help," "It's part of life," "Suck it up," etc.... These are my personal opinions about the back-to-school scene that is put on by parents and stores. I can put up with going to school, just not the hype and annoyance behind going back to it. (Maybe I just titled the post wrong...maybe it should be back-to-school scene or hype? Blues just flowed better.)
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Posted 8/18/10
Man I wish i was going back to school!!! Just wait till you youngster's have to work 50 week out of the year....
Posted 8/18/10 , edited 8/18/10
The commercials for back-to-school is becoming cliche & annoying. The date for going back to school is becoming ridiculous as well. I think they want the summer break to be shorter & shorter. Things will get better though once you begin college though.
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Posted 8/18/10
I hate people who complain about returning to school all the time. The only reason I don't want to return yet is because i still have some summer reading assignments to do; other than that, I am excited.
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Posted 8/18/10
I would go back, but I just graduated. xD I do miss school when i'm bored. Hmm, who knows, maybe I'll go back for another degree. xD It's a thought for right now.
Posted 8/18/10
I'm so glad I don't have to go back to high school ever again.
Posted 8/18/10 , edited 8/18/10
fist day of school. ... . . whip out my dick
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Posted 8/18/10

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

OMG im fucking jack about school. senior year. im a mentor to freshmen. you know what that means. . . .freshmen poon. damn im gonna look like a pedophile


LOL. I'm a senior too, but I don't have to do anything with that. And you have a good point, with how small fresman are these days (they get shorter every year!) its hard to tell who actually belongs in High School and who belongs in Middle school.

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_Black_Diamond_ wrote:

I'm so glad I don't have to go back to high school ever again.


same. Fuck HS college is gonna be so much better
Posted 8/18/10 , edited 8/18/10
Thank God I'm no longer in high school, otherwise I would dread this time of year, but I feel for you.

It's as if summer went by so quickly, but the holidays are even better. Just think of all the breaks you get during that time of year.
Posted 8/18/10
I'm going to be a Freshmen going to a few Sophomore classes. I'm somewhat nervous. As for TV/ Commercials, I don't even have TV service lol so I can't relate to that.
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I hate going back to school sometimes. But if it's been a boring summer, I'd be super super duper happy to go back and finally do something for once.

I hate those back-to-school ads and how they put it in stores, it's like the only things on special are backtoschool things! I especially hate it when I want to shop for food at a superstore, but instead of having specials for food, its for school items. :|
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all i know is im going on vacation for 2 months in ..2months lolololololol

i dont have to ever worry about school blues again


i think i feel like TAKIN a Sabbatical yeah yeah well thats what it is ooooooooooh yeah

quitting my job tooo

just saving money right now then day after i quit its time for onicon lollolololol
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I know! What is the point of selling school stuff at grocery stores? It's a Food Store goshdarnit! (And the supplies there are 2x more expensive then if you went to a retail store.) And I once read in a book, that since there are no holidays in August, stores just advertise Back-to-School. (Actually where I live it starts in July when kids in my district don't go back until late August?) It reminds me of how there are Christmas decorations in October and Christmas is in December!

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Posted 8/18/10
I dont wont to go back!!! I had an awesome summer!! but its almost done DX I know when i get out of school that i wont miss it cuz i will be drawing for the rest of my life :3 But i agree with everything u say and i hate it when little kids say I love school! or Say they cant wait to go back and its like You know what kid the school u go to isnt school it more playtime!!!!! When ur older u will understand the torchers of school. Also i hate how when people think of special ED they think of retarded kids, I'm in special ED but i'm not stupid its only cuz i have ADD and it doesnt make me stupid its just makes it harder for me in school. Also Teachers can be sooooooo stupid espacially when they think they know everything and ya
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