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Expectations vs. Reality: Spending Money At Uni

Expectation

Uni’s a breeze, I can just put everything on HECS. Not only that, the government will actually give me 500 bucks a fortnight for youth allowance. As long as I cut back on brunches and buy less drinks on a night out, I’ll be fine.

Reality

Youth allowance barely covers rent and I’ve been living off eight dollar roast chooks for the last month.

Actual, Real-Life Scan of my liver, from real life.

Expectation

At least uni’s better than being stuck back home doing a trade like Stevo from school.

Reality

Stevo just put a deposit on a house and is taking his jetski out this long weekend. Meanwhile, I’m stuck here in a five year degree.

Expectation

It’s not so bad. Some of the best things in life are free.

Reality

Firstly, the best things in the life aren’t free. Even the worst things in life aren’t free. Everything costs money, you’d be lucky to get a haircut for 20 bucks.

Expectation

Money has limitations. It can’t buy you happiness. It won’t buy you friends.

Reality

I dunno, this guy seems pretty happy. Also, it’s not like being broke means you suddenly have a bunch of friends.

Expectation

Woah man! There’s no need to get so hostile.

Reality

I’m just being real, bruh!

Expectation

This isn’t even how expectations vs. reality is meant to work. I thought this would just be a bunch of memes like, “I’m not going to spend any money tonight, oh no I spent all my money tonight.”

Reality

Go home expectations you’re drunk!

Expectation

Fine! I’ll go home. But can you do me a favour and shout me the taxi, I have no cash on me. Don’t worry, I’ll definitely pay you back.

Reality

You’ll never pay me back.

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About Alex McRae

Alex McRae

Alex has been at uni for so long he not only remembers the roundhouse he remembers when schooners at happy hour were $2.50. He’s actually pretty self conscious about his age so try not to bring it up. Certainly don’t chase him down the street swinging a sack full of doorknobs screaming, “thanks for murdering the great barrier reef, Grandpa!!!” He just picked up knitting and spits flames on his mixtape, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

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