10 Things That Happen When You Bring Your Laptop To Class

Taking notes electronically definitely has its benefits—that is if you even end up getting those notes down. Sometimes, the trials and tribulations associated with bringing your laptop to class, are enough to make you go back to the old school notebook paper.

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1) YOU FORGET TO CLOSE OUT OF YOUR TABS FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE …AND I’M NOT EVEN TALKING ABOUT THE BAR TAB YOU ALSO FORGOT TO CLOSE

Whether your night consisted of listening to sad breakup jams, falling asleep to Netflix, DJing your apartment’s pregame, or stalking your best friend’s cousin’s Instafamous girlfriend, the last thing you need is for everyone sitting behind you to know about it. It’s also the ideal time for your laptop to take its sweet time booting back up, ensuring the heat on your face from everyone’s laser stares burns that much deeper into your soul. If it wasn’t for your already dwindling checking account, you would “accidentally” drop it for sure.

2) THE BATTERY DIES IN THE MIDDLE OF LECTURE

In typical technological fashion, your laptop has decided it’s time to pass out and leave you in your hungover state all alone. You get out your charger but of course the outlet is 10 feet away…and next to the kid that always smells. Dandy. Let’s say you even make it to the outlet, after you plug it in and aware everyone else in the lecture of your attendance, you expect to be at peace at last, right? But jk cuz everyone walking past it to go to the bathroom eats it after tripping over the cord. Good luck getting notes from them now.

3) YOU FORGOT THE DAMN CHARGER

Good news is, no one be trippin’ on your charger cable, bad news…you now have nothing but an expensive paperweight sitting in front of you . You’re practically a savage stranded on a desert island at this point. You can sit their twiddling your thumbs, get out your phone and pay even less attention, or debate walking out the door. Whoops, probably fell asleep before you even had time to decide.

4) YOU CONTRIBUTE YOUR EARNINGS IN ORDER TO BOOST THE ECONOMY (OK SO YOU GO ON AN ONLINE SHOPPING RAMPAGE. SAME THING)

Those damn ads that remind you of the dress you thought would look cute to wear out to happy hour work way too well. You fell prey to the hurricane of consumer debt all in the name of slayin’ in style. Whatever, its all good for your endorphins or something. You read about it once.

5) THE WIFI DOESN’T WORK

Okay, but now how are you going to buy tickets to see that concert on campus next week? How are you going to know what you’re going to wear tonight? How are you going to know what’s for lunch at the house today? Taking notes may not require a secure internet connection, but your life depends on it. Looks like this calls for the help of creating a hotspot and eating up all our shared 3G. Sorry mom and dad, society calls.

6) YOU ORDER FOOD

This way, it’ll be ready for you once you finally experience the thrilling escape out of this dungeon. Efficiency is key amirite? Plus, what a wonderful token of appreciation from you to yourself, for all that critical thinking you did in there with the help of your laptop.

7) YOU SCROLL THROUGH FACEBOOK. THE. ENTIRE. TIME.

How was class? Oh, you wouldn’t know cuz you just did what you would chillin’ at home except in a lecture hall seat. If that doesn’t make you worthy of attendance, idk what would.

8) YOU GET CALLED OUT FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION

So as it turns out, during your time tirelessly sifting through social media, double tapping the Instas worthy of your pointer finger’s touch, you failed to notice the Professor leave his podium and walk amongst the crowd. That’s also when he decides to specifically call you out while you continue to stay unobservant to the fact. Embarrassment clearly has a crush on you.

9) YOU ACCIDENTALLY GRAZE OVER THE KEYBOARD AND ITUNES TURNS ON

Naturally, the subtle interaction is code to your keyboard that you’re at a pregame ready to rage and Bassnectar is now blasting on full volume. Cell Division Theory could use a good intro so really where’s the harm?

10) YOU READ THIS ARTICLE

Lolz, you’re in class rn, aren’t you?

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