There Are Consequences to Not Meeting Deadlines
A rather obvious point but, nonetheless, it’s something most of us have learned as a result of school. Perhaps detention isn’t the worst that could happen; losing your job is. This is one of those very unlikely life lessons school taught you but its worth a hell lot. Once you start working you’d understand what we are saying here.
Embarrassing Uniforms Are Inevitable
For those of you who have never been forced to stick to a strict dress code have missed out on a valuable skill: how not to spit in your boss’s face when he shoves a yellow chicken costume into your arms. Of course, in reality, the worst that you had to wear was a terrible pleat skirt in school and, even so, it prepared you for the physical decency required at the workplace (which is not even that difficult to follow). Obviously if you end up wearing a chicken costume to work, your education must be lacking.
How to Sit Still Even Though You’re Dying to Scratch That Itch
One of those very unlikely lessons schools taught you. But yes, we’ve all been there. If you went to a strict military school like me, you will know the consequences that follow when you decide to whisper a comment to the person sitting next to you in the weekly assembly. Public humiliation would surely follow and perhaps six hours of detention as well. Okay, so maybe that’s a bit extreme. But when you’re in school, you have to sit still in class. Perhaps you will be grateful the next time it was your undisciplined co-worker and not you who got in trouble for not paying attention in a staff meeting.
Cliques Are Here To Stay
We’re sure this is not what you wanted to hear but this is, in fact one of the most useful life lessons school taught you. There’s the marketing crew who makes you think of those cool kids that you always wanted to be friends with back at school; there are the technical analysts who never quite out-grew their World of Warcraftpersonas; and there’s that strange guy in the cubicle next to yours who just won’t shut up about why we’re all damned to hell. Nothing new to see here folks!
Being Smart Isn’t Everything
Sure it could be to your advantage if you graduated top of your class and it feels good when everyone runs to you to solve a complex math equation, but the reality is that there is so much more to life. Success can be achieved in every shape and form. Those art junkies and football jocks could be excelling just as much as the valedictorian of your class.
High School Never Ends
Yup, that’s one of most significant life lessons school taught you. This list pretty much sums it up but in case you still don’t get it, here are the lyrics to the song by Bowling for Soup – “Four years you think for sure That’s all you’ve got to endure All the total dicks All the stuck up chicks So superficial, so immature Then when you graduate You take a look around and you say HEY WAIT ….. High school never ends. High school never ends. High school never ends. Here we go again.”