Newsflash: Senior year of high school can get pretty stressful -- and it doesn't help that it's nearly impossible to escape the throttle of questions that are hurled your way on a daily basis. Whether it's your parents, your guidance counselor or the mailman, not only can these questions seem repetitive (seriously, how many times do you have to explain the difference between the SAT and the ACT?) and intrusive, but they can actually make you feel even more anxious than you already were.
We've rounded up the top 10 most annoying, make-it-stop, squirm-worthy questions high school seniors are asked. So please, feel free to print this out and (politely) distribute it to your loved ones -- and be sure to thank them in advance.
1. "Are you excited to graduate?"
When I have an AP calc test/senior thesis project/scholarship app due all on Friday morning, the answer is yes. When I'm drowning my feelings in pancakes with my best friends at iHOP later that night and we're blasting "Midnight Memories" during the car ride home, it's no. It's kind of like a Taylor Swift song, now that you mention it. It's miserable. And magical. At the same time.
BRB, there's a large stick in my eye...
2. "Where are you going to college?"
Your guess is as good as mine. Also, want to help me write the five supplement essays I haven't started yet? No? Cool.
3. "Oh, you're applying to [insert school]? Do you know my [insert neighbor/dentist's daughter/third cousin] went there?"
No, I did not. But that's great.
4. "All ready for the SATs?"
No, actually, but now that you mention it, YOU'VE GOT ME ALL STRESSED OUT AND I JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS PRESSURE RIGHT NOW.
5. "How does it feel to finally be a senior?"
How does it feel to be a person with 10 fingers and 10 toes?
6. "Are you and [current boyfriend/girlfriend] going to try and make it work?"
This is awkward. Next question, please.
7. [For rural schools] "What is there to do up/down/over there?"
I'm not going to school in Siberia. There will be pizza and parties (maybe even pizza parties?) and football games and lots of people just like me. I'm sure we'll figure out something to do.
8. [For urban schools] "Will you be safe?"
Well, the four-year plan is to make it out alive so I really hope so. In the meantime, my mom's making me bring pepper spray. So I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
9. "Do you know what you want to study next year?"
You mean the Evolution of One Direction's Hair isn't an option? Ummm... I think marine biology. With a minor in French. Maybe I'll study abroad in France. No, wait -- I want to major in comparative literature. Or poli sci. I don't know. Ask me tomorrow.
10. "Do you want to talk to [insert complete stranger]? They loved it at [insert college]."
Nope. All good.
"You must be so stressed out. Want to go grab a caffeinated sugary holiday drink with whipped cream and not talk about school?"
I love you.
Seniors, which questions would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
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