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    To be honest I am a little disappointed. I know people are just one year older than the year before, but I thought things would be a little different.
    Now I do business, and most of the people I go to school with went to well recognized schools before they came here (it's an international environment). Yet still, people are extremely noisy in class, the most childish sense of humor ever (boys especially), everybody seems to be excited about going to student parties during weekends, where you dress either S&M/pyjamas/porn star (those are the themes), get as drunk as possible and add pictures on facebook later (pictures of a type which your future employer would hold against you). The girls are clique-y and gossipy, at the level they were at my old school in my home country at 14. They talk about boys and girls being seen together as if we were in high school. There is no chance of dating anyone in private without people knowing, and most people frown upon hanging out with people outside of school. If you don't include yourself in the drunken student evenings, you're not part of it, and being difficult. Anyone else have a similar experience? Feel like I'm in a bad American high school movie. When do people become adults?
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    Welcome to the real world, have you ever thought there might actually be something wrong with you. I mean everyone else seems to be " excited " ......
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    I have never had problems making friends, and I have never had problems finding someone similar to me back home. I am not anti-partying or anything, I just prefer it in a different form than the stuff going on at uni. If there is something wrong with a person for not wanting to get so drunk that you throw up (past the age of 16), then there is a problem with society, not me. If I stand alone in saying that, so be it.
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    which uni are you at? this might be specific to your uni maybe??
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    They're the same in the "real world" when you enter full-time employment too. Welcome to humanity
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    To be honest I am a little disappointed. I know people are just one year older than the year before, but I thought things would be a little different.
    Now I do business, and most of the people I go to school with went to well recognized schools before they came here (it's an international environment). Yet still, people are extremely noisy in class, the most childish sense of humor ever (boys especially), everybody seems to be excited about going to student parties during weekends, where you dress either S&M/pyjamas/porn star (those are the themes), get as drunk as possible and add pictures on facebook later (pictures of a type which your future employer would hold against you). The girls are clique-y and gossipy, at the level they were at my old school in my home country at 14. They talk about boys and girls being seen together as if we were in high school. There is no chance of dating anyone in private without people knowing, and most people frown upon hanging out with people outside of school. If you don't include yourself in the drunken student evenings, you're not part of it, and being difficult. Anyone else have a similar experience? Feel like I'm in a bad American high school movie. When do people become adults?
    Stopped reading at the use of the word 'employer'.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    They're the same in the "real world" when you enter full-time employment too. Welcome to humanity
    Running around screaming at 3AM and getting drunk until you puke? Doubt it.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Running around screaming at 3AM and getting drunk until you puke? Doubt it.
    Oh I don't!!!

    I know a group of 35-year old nurses and social workers who do this on a regular basis. Last year, one of them hurled up in a taxi at 4am and instead of paying the £50 fine she ran away absolutely pissed in her high heels and hid in a garden.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    Oh I don't!!!

    I know a group of 35-year old nurses and social workers who do this on a regular basis. Last year, one of them hurled up in a taxi at 4am and instead of paying the £50 fine she ran away absolutely pissed in her high heels and hid in a garden.
    Sounds like you know a bunch of immature people. I'd bet a hell of a lot of money that those types of people are in a minority. The boyf is pushing 30 and almost all of his friends are either career people or family people - nobody puking in bushes.

    Being stupidly drunk is definitely a majority young people thing.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Sounds like you know a bunch of immature people. I'd bet a hell of a lot of money that those types of people are in a minority. The boyf is pushing 30 and almost all of his friends are either career people or family people - nobody puking in bushes.

    Being stupidly drunk is definitely a majority young people thing.
    Maybe it's a class thing, in my area this is the norm! Down my locals people aged 20 to 60 are getting drunk every Friday night. 35 is still young. 35 is still getting drunk with your friends, having fun and going to gigs. Life is what you make it!

    My mum and her colleagues at work (All aged 40-50) recently jetted off to Dublin for St. Patrick's weekend, they look like they had a brilliant time. If I am still as lively and having as much fun as her when I'm that age, I'll have had a fantastic life.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    Maybe it's a class thing, in my area this is the norm! Down my locals people aged 20 to 60 are getting drunk every Friday night. 35 is still young. 35 is still getting drunk with your friends, having fun and going to gigs. Life is what you make it!

    My mum and her colleagues at work (All aged 40-50) recently jetted off to Dublin for St. Patrick's weekend, they look like they had a brilliant time. If I am still as lively and having as much fun as her when I'm that age, I'll have had a fantastic life.
    I really don't know anyone over the age of about 25 who overdoes it and gets off their face. Older people might have a few drinks and get loud in the pub, but they're not staggering home from a nightclub and screaming in the street. Take a look in a club, how many people there will be over 30? Dunno about in your area, but in my hometown it won't be many. People's priorities change. But that's my perception of it.

    (I come from a working class family btw.)
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I really don't know anyone over the age of about 25 who overdoes it and gets off their face. Older people might have a few drinks and get loud in the pub, but they're not staggering home from a nightclub and screaming in the street. Take a look in a club, how many people there will be over 30? Dunno about in your area, but in my hometown it won't be many. People's priorities change. But that's my perception of it.

    (I come from a working class family btw.)
    I come from a working class family too, priorities haven't changed much for my family in the last 20 years! They don't really club though - not their kind of music. It's more gigs and pubs - so obviously you're not going to see old people in a club. Old people don't listen to crap like tinchy stryder!
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    Try not to get your expectations from Hollywood films next time.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    To be honest I am a little disappointed. I know people are just one year older than the year before, but I thought things would be a little different.
    Now I do business, and most of the people I go to school with went to well recognized schools before they came here (it's an international environment). Yet still, people are extremely noisy in class, the most childish sense of humor ever (boys especially), everybody seems to be excited about going to student parties during weekends, where you dress either S&M/pyjamas/porn star (those are the themes), get as drunk as possible and add pictures on facebook later (pictures of a type which your future employer would hold against you). The girls are clique-y and gossipy, at the level they were at my old school in my home country at 14. They talk about boys and girls being seen together as if we were in high school. There is no chance of dating anyone in private without people knowing, and most people frown upon hanging out with people outside of school. If you don't include yourself in the drunken student evenings, you're not part of it, and being difficult. Anyone else have a similar experience? Feel like I'm in a bad American high school movie. When do people become adults?

    Could you please clarify what type of photos these are? (give me an example!)

    you sound quite timid to be honest....I think you may have to grow up and realise, that even when people have LEFT uni, and are working, they still have the right to have a social life, and still have the right to have a pyjama party.

    You make it sound as if people in top jobs don't go out and get so bladdered they throw up...or have fancy dress parties etc. news flash, THEY DO!

    OP, ever heard of 'work hard play hard?' I feel that the people that subscribe to this ideology the most, are usually the most well rounded...
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Sounds like you know a bunch of immature people. I'd bet a hell of a lot of money that those types of people are in a minority. The boyf is pushing 30 and almost all of his friends are either career people or family people - nobody puking in bushes.

    Being stupidly drunk is definitely a majority young people thing.
    Your boyfriend is amost 30...how old are you?
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    this you OP
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    LOOL @drumzilla

    and your uni seems liveee . Where you at ?
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    (Original post by freakingout!)
    Your boyfriend is almost 30...how old are you?
    19, not that this is relevant.
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