Top 10 Signs You Never Left High School


High school was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? Right? Okay, so for most of us, it wasn’t. Sure, Prom Night Chess Party sounds awesome, and being president of the O-Town Fan Club looked great on a resume, but most of us moved on to better things, such as actual interaction with members of the opposite sex.

High School
High School

Signs That You Never Left High School


However, some people loved high school so much they can’t stop talking about it. And then they fail to realize nobody cares any sentence that starts with “This one time in high school…” because we’ve heard that story a million times. Some of you reading this are probably thinking, “What? But people love hearing about how cool I was in high school.” If you’re one of those people, read on and see if any of this sounds familiar:

1. Your Senior Prank. News flash: it was funny to you. That’s great. Really, though, letting some pigs loose in the gym during a pep rally and seeing Mr. Dinkleman slip and fall into pig crap is definitely a “you had to be there” moment. Yeah, it was cool you made those customized signs with funny pig puns and the faculty had no idea why, but I don’t know who Mr. Dinkleman is, and your prank would only be funny on a Disney Channel show with Hannah Fontana or whatever. Senior prank is seen to many graduating seniors as a memory they create as a class to remember their teenage years. Harmless and friendly pranks like creating a custom plaque that says "you're the worst teacher ever" or monument signs that shows the unity of the graduating class will leave a great impression to many people (Source). See below for harmless pranks that you may have never thought about.

2. Mr. Dinkleman. Now you want to tell me who Mr. Dinkleman is because it will make your prank story better. You tell me how lame and annoying Mr. Dinkleman was because he gave you an F on that math test just because you cheated off of Mary Steinwick. So you put superglue on his chair one morning, waited for him to sit down, shut off the lights, popped out of the closet and shaved his head and pouring caramel all over him. He never found out it was you! Guess what? That’s disturbing, and makes you sound like a demented maniac who probably carries around Rufinol in his pocket.

3. Your Amatuer Athletic Career. Every game we hang out and watch together is not comparable to your ’02 playoff run. Every highlight is not comparable to that tackle you made against Central that led to your team’s eventual win –in the preseason. No, you could not “totally take” Lebron in one-on-one if you were in the shape you were in high school. Although, I’ll give you some credit – you could probably sit around in a dugout packing a dip, telling lame stories and pulling immature pranks like most professional baseball players. But those custom plaques you made for the team? You’re the only one who doesn’t have it in a box in the garage or a landfill. Get over it.

4. Your Mom. She’s the worst roommate ever, you like to say. Yeesh.

5. “Back in High School…” You start sentences with these four words every time your co-workers bring up, well, just about any topic. Trust me, they’re taking bets to see which topic they bring up where you don’t use those four words to chime in.

You peaked in high school. It happens. But that line at the bank is not your high school reunion. Neither is the break room at work. Neither is the 7-11. Your high school reunion is once every five years in some crappy gym where people look at you and whisper: “Wow. He really let himself go, didn’t he?” as you drunkenly spin around to “Barbie Girl” wondering why nobody wants to “get this party going!”

Best Senior Pranks

School Foreclosure
School Foreclosure
Wild Balloon Habitat
Wild Balloon Habitat
Nguyen Girls Yearbook Prank
Nguyen Girls Yearbook Prank
Crime Scene
Crime Scene
Cups Scattered Through the Hallway
Cups Scattered Through the Hallway
Post-it Car
Post-it Car

Epic Senior Prank Caught On Tape

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Timeline of Prom Outfits


Senior prom is the once in a lifetime event that most high school students look forward to and spend a lot of time preparing for. Deciding who to go to the prom with and saving enough money is essential for prom night, but the most important is finding the perfect dress or tux.

When we look at our parent’s prom photos, we all like to poke fun at their funky looking outfits and their hair while reminding ourselves we will never look like that. Unfortunately, fashion change overtime and our future children are bound to mock our prom photos as well. Here is a collections of prom looks dating back in the 1950’s.

1950's prom look. This outfit would be considered "vintage" and popular now.
1950's prom look. This outfit would be considered "vintage" and popular now.
1960's prom look. They're looking groovy!
1960's prom look. They're looking groovy!
1970's prom style. It was the girl who asked the guy to prom.
1970's prom style. It was the girl who asked the guy to prom.
1980's prom look. Very "bad ass" love the double belt!
1980's prom look. Very "badass" love the double belt!
1990's prom look. Kinda boring...
1990's prom look. Kinda boring...
2000's prom photo. The backdrop has changed over the years as well.
2000's prom photo. The backdrop has changed over the years as well.

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Cliques in the Office or Workplace
Cliques in the Office or Workplace

High School Cliques in the Workplace


Once you have graduated from high school, you think you are done dealing with “cliques”. Does your office remind you of high school? Does it have cliques complete with the jocks, mean girls, geeks, ethnic groups and loners? Do you pretend to like a certain food cuisine or watch a certain show to fit it? According to a survey from CareerBuilder, 43 percent of the workers felt that cliques exist in the workplace or office environment (Source). Furthermore, workers who were in a clique in high school was more likely to identify themselves to an office clique, whereas a worker who weren’t in a clique in high school was least likely to be in an office clique. To put it in other words, things will never change. The people who have set up this system in high school bring it to the real world. In the next session, we will identify five of well-known cliques in high school. Are you in one of these cliques? Can you identify your colleagues in one of these cliques?

The Jocks
The Jocks

1. The Jocks

Who can forget the Jocks, the popular and athletic ones in the school. They tend to be popular among their peers and date the most popular girl in school. May I add? They tend to be six feet tall with an awesome built body shape that is always seen wearing a varsity letterman jacket.


The Mean Girls
The Mean Girls

2. The Mean Girls

The Mean Girls made a notable meaning to many because of the movie “Mean Girls” starring Lindsey Lohan. Means Girls are people who gossips, bullying, backstabbing and verbal put down of others to get on top. They can also be nice to you one day and mean to you the next or you can put it as “being fake.” They usually wear high heels and short skirts and follow the latest fashion trend.


The Band Geeks
The Band Geeks

3. The Geeks

They are usually knowledgeable or devoted to something but aren’t fashion-conscious. For example, the most popular identified geeks are band geeks in high school. The geeks are introvert and do well in school. Don’t be mixed up with geeks and nerds because they can overlap on another.


The Nerds
The Nerds

4. The Nerds/Brains

They are normally identified as smart and socially impaired. Just like the geeks they aren’t fashion-conscious and are interested in nerdy hobbies like fantasy shows, and role-playing games. Although nerds are smart, many people find them to be boring.


The Class Clown
The Class Clown

5. The Class Clown

The class clown loves to make their fellow students laugh and often described as being outgoing and sociable. They do not take class seriously and treat the school as a playground for them to play. Many people might find them annoying when you don’t buy into their jokes.

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Share Your High School Experience! 4 comments

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Vampsdes 4 years ago from Missouri, US

This hub cracked me up because there are really people out there like this! I hated my high school years and wouldn't go back for anything. But there are some people out there who just want to relive it over and over and make everyone else listen to it. It's incredibly annoying! Ha ha!

I enjoyed this hub but guess I missed the other 5 signs? Anyway voted up and funny!


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KickStart1 4 years ago from San Francisco, California Author

Hey Vampsdes! Thanks for the feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. We must have gotten a little sidetracked while working on this hub, and apparently published it without the last 5 signs (doh!) as you pointed out. We'll do an update next month and complete the list.


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earthmom75 4 years ago from Arnold, MO

I love the photos of the senior pranks. The balloon habitat was my favorite!


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George Greene Jr. 3 years ago from California PA

Love the story! I must hear at least 4 or 5 when I was stories everyday.

Love the water bottle prank!!! That must have took hours to set up!

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