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Shopping In College Versus Shopping In Real Life

05/15/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated May 15, 2015

College students live the good life. Part of that life, aside from being able to party four nights a week with no physical repercussions (also known as hangovers), is being able to shop just about whenever.

Remember the days you would blow off class to window shop at the mall? Or wander aimlessly around the stores on a day of the week that you didn't have class? Remember days of the week that you didn't have a single class? Yeah, the entire shopping experience is pretty much turned on its head after graduation.

Here's the truth about shopping in college versus shopping in real life. Now excuse us while we drown our sorrows in an Amazon spree.

Making plans:

College:

Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Roll out of bed, scream, "Wanna go to the mall?" to your roommate across the hall.

Real Life:

Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Gchatting with a friend: "Wanna go to the mall? Five Saturdays from now?"

Store of choice:

College:

Forever 21 for cheap clothes you can dance in and throw away after a few washes.

Real Life:

Century 21 for discounted designer duds you'll hang onto for life.

Money Troubles:

College:

"I love these shoes, but they're so expensive. My parents will never let me get them."

Real Life:

"I love these shoes, but they're so expensive, and I need this money for rent, and to eat."

Priorities:

College:

"Is it cheap?"

Real Life:

"Is it comfortable?"

Credit Cards:

College:

"An extra ten percent off?! Give me all the credit cards."

Real life:

"GET THOSE CREDIT CARDS AWAY FROM ME YOU EVIL MONSTER."

Eating:

College:

"Wanna walk around the food court to get samples and then go to the Cheesecake Factory?"

Real Life:

"Wanna walk around the food court to get samples and then go to the Cheesecake Factory?"

Shoe Shopping:

College:

Real life:

At Sephora:

College:

Walk in, do your makeup, leave empty-handed.

Real Life:

Walk in, do your makeup, leave with three anti-aging serums and yet another 100-point gift.

Timing:

College:

"Let's skip class and stay another hour."

Real Life:

"NO. TIME. FOR. THIS."

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