28 Things No 20 Something Wants To Hear

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

When you're struggling after a long holiday weekend and the blog ideas have run dry, what do you do? You turn to your blogger partner in crime and write a collaboration post and hope for the best. At least that's what Bon and I decided to do.

You all know Bon as the writer extraordinaire, mama-to-be, and the blogger who bares her soul in a post like this, and then turns around and writes a hilarious survival guide like this.

I know her as one of the first bloggers I contacted years ago to ask what this whole blogging thing was all about. She told me, I listened, and here we are.

And thus we present to you:




1.  Did you see that your ex boyfriend got married?  His wife is smoking hot.

2.  Do you ever get tired of throwing so much money away on rent?

3.  Oh you are majoring in (insert semi-impractical-but-you-totally-love-it major here)?  What kind of a job are you going to get with that major?

4.  I always used to think of you as a little girl, you suddenly look so old to me... (Thanks, Grandma!)

5.  Are you the last of your friends who is still single?

6.  When are you going to get married?

7.  When are you going to start having kids?

8.  No one is going to buy the cow if you give the milk away for free.

9.  Oh, you’re single?  I know someone of the opposite gender who is also single.  I can set you up.

10. Don't you think it's time you find a "real job?"

11. You know, if you fixed yourself up a little more it’d be a lot easier to meet a guy.

12. Aren't you at the age when you should stop eating crap like that?

13. How much money do you make?

14. Did you go to school for the job you have?

15. Have you thought about putting any money into retirement?

16. Do you have a 401k?

17. You’re being kicked off your parents’ insurance.

18. What kind of benefits do you get?

19. Your credit card statement is late.

20. Are you where you thought you'd be in life right now?

21. You don’t even know what it means to love until you have a baby.

22. So… what do you do all day?

23. Is that still your same car from college?

24. Did you hear Laurie is buying a house?

25. Oh don't worry about it, no one stays skinny after high school!

26. Well, heavens knows that if Janet got married you can too!

27. How long do you plan on living in this apartment?

28. What are your investment plans for the future?

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41 comments:

  1. "Finish your education out strong and get a good job because you only have a couple years left on our health insurance." That was my 21st birthday.

    I love this post.

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  2. Whahaha!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/

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  3. Haha my deadline to being kicked off my parents health insurance is quickly approaching. Marriage, babies, houses, jobs, man being an adult can be lame!

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  4. This just made my eyeball angry twitch.

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  5. The "when are you going to have kids one" gets me all the time...gotta love it!

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  6. the first one makes me die inside. ugh. f'ing exes.

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  7. Wait until you are married and then get asked when you are going to have kids. I would rather just take care of myself then have to worry about having a kid!

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  8. ugh 401ks. being responsible sucks. and no his wife isn't hot (i tell myself).

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    2. UGH me too. Except she is. So I just make sure I stay hotter.

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  9. "how do you expect to find anyone when you post your whole life online"

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  10. "Are you SURE you don't want kids? You may regret it later!" Says the person who is estranged from her own kids, doesn't know what to do with herself since they left 10 years ago, and listlessly roams her house day after day.

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  11. "you're not getting any younger."

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  12. Well...this is on point. I heard 2, 6, 7, 8, and 21 alllll this weekend. Oh, and there are about 6 more that have plagued my life in this year since I've graduated. Yikes. Oh to be twenty-something.
    xo!

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  13. Ugh I hate all the baby questions and opinions. Now that I'm engaged I've had multiple people either ask when or tell me I should wait until I'm 30, as if their opinion will be taken into consideration either way. Annoying.

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  14. Love it. I have been hearing number 3 for about 5 years now and I'm 2 years out of college!

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  15. bahahaha yes so true!!!! 19 and 20 FO SHO!

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  16. #3: YES. Not a great conversation starter. That should go in the list: "Ways to Piss Me Off." Also, what the eff is a 401K? I still don't even know.

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  17. The buying a house one? OH MY GOD I hate that!! I also hate that my YOUNGER brother has bought a house, is engaged, doing the job he went to university for, and just got a dog. I live with a friend, do nothing to do with my degree, and, well, I don't have a dog. WHAT IS THIS!?

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  18. Right on! You guys nailed it!

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  19. SO much (annoying) truth in this post!!! I hate these kind of questions and avoid these type of conversations at all costs. Glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't appreciate this nosiness! haha :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  20. Hilarious! So true, that's what makes it so funny. Sadly I'm no longer twenty-something, but I still get the questions about the finances and the schooling, but whatever. At a certain age, you really just don't care :)

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  21. oh my. I married "young" but amen to the job and non-relationship ones!

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  22. Oh my goodness...definitely can relate to many of these sayings! I've even heard a few of them recently! Drives me nuuuuts. Sometimes being an adult, no matter what age, sucks. Thanks for sharing this list though. :)

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  23. Get used to it, ladies. I'm 31, not married and happy, but still hearing about 80% of these comments. I esp. loved this comment from my grandfather this weekend at a family gathering: "Oh yeah, I think you're seated at the table with all the single kids." Thank GOD I'm a homeowner already; otherwise, there'd be absolutely no hope for me!

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  24. SO TRUE! I'm only in the early stages of the 20's but I get hammered about my future like crazy. I just want to live!

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  25. Got to love it...all of it.
    Especially the first, it's the WORST

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  26. I didn't want to read this post because I knew I'd be annoyed seeing all the things I hear all the time in one spot. Glad I was right! But seriously, everyone can shut up now lol

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  27. wahhhhh lol
    "I can pay off my student loans in a few years and then buy a house! You?" - that's a big one recently. Makes me want to vomit all over my grad school diploma.

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  28. Ugh as a 30 year old I still don't want to hear some of these!

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  29. Hahaha amen to all of the above. I don't want to own a house until I am 100% sure I want to live in 1 city!

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  30. I'm just going to say Amen as well! haha

    Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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  31. What an amazing list. I think everyone in my family would be happy if I "grew up" "got a real job" "secured a man" and "moved' in the next year. Eek!

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  32. Well I'm glad to live in Canada because otherwise in the rut I'm in I wouldn't have any health insurance! I don't want kids though, it's boring.

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