School is exhausting.
Especially as an adult.
Because when you're an adult, you're not as sharp as you used to be. You can't hear as well. You can't see as well. You can't pay attention for more than 30 seconds. Really it's just an exercise in futility disguised as a learning opportunity.
I give large amounts of credit to people who go back to school as adults.
Even an hour long training class as a job requirement is a struggle for me.
As I type this, I am in a class. That I can't pay attention to.
I will say though, that even as a group of adults in class, not much has changed since we were kids.
You still have that overzealous nerd who sits in the front who constantly raises his hand.
There is still that one person who falls asleep.
Someone is always late.
Everyone looks at the clock every five minutes feeling like an hour has gone by.
Doodling in your book is still a favorite pasttime.
Cafeteria food is still disgusting and there are still a ton of regular milks left with only a couple of chocolate milks left. With a couple of people in front of you in line.
And there is still one who throws spitballs or plays football with a triangle piece of paper.
There are a few things that have changed though.
You realize how atrocious your handwriting has become.
As an adult, you don't need a hall pass to go to the bathroom.
Now you can use your computer under the guise of "following along" or "taking notes" but really what you're doing is googling yourself. And your ex-boyfriend from high school.
But one very important thing has remained the same...school still sucks.