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7 Things I Expected to Grow Out of By Now

 

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  1. Acne.
  2. Punching walls. Looks stupid, accomplishes nothing. Actually, let’s just say it is stupid.
  3. Caring what people think about my outfit. Yesterday, someone complimented my Robert Johnson t-shirt and I couldn’t stop smiling for half an hour.
  4. Drinking on an empty stomach. It’s the same old recipe for disaster. “How did I get so drunk last night? Oh yeah, I had a pack of skittles for dinner.”
  5. Being embarrassed when someone says “Oh my god! You’ve never heard of [insert name of esoteric band who only recorded one song on a boom box in 1983]?”
  6. Pizza. I had it for lunch and dinner yesterday.
  7. Chronic impatience. I’m always late and I always take forever to get things done, but if someone doesn’t respond to one of my texts in five minutes I start imagining that they have disowned me as a friend. If someone is 15 minutes late to meet me somewhere I start wondering if they’ve been kidnapped off of the street.