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35 Things That Seemed Normal In School But, Upon Reflection, Were Insane

Weird things happened in high school all the time but they seemed normal.

To quote Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption: “That’s institutionalized.” You were in an insane asylum, often run by people who attended the school themselves.

Surprisingly, a majority of us survived. Sadly, some people we knew went on to the exact future we expected for them. Disorganized, spastic children became criminals, or worse, cops. Still, it’s fun to look back and realize just how weird high school was.

Honestly, I had a decent time in high school. Unfortunately, I remember feeling like it was very bad when I lived through it. I attended a Jesuit all-boys school. Please keep reading. I also went to a public middle school attached to a public high school first. I saw what was coming, and I had to get out. But I only managed to escape one insane place for another. While I can’t relate to rebelling against a dress code that allowed hoodies, I can relate to everything else on this list.

Thankfully, it’s mostly funny. I miss the days of trying not to laugh in class while your friend is doing the funniest thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Hopefully, this list of images will take you back to the good ol’ days.

Here are the funniest moments from high school that seemed normal at the time but were actually very strange:


1. We know, Jessica. Congrats.

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2. Before smartphones, this was the only entertainment.

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3. Why is this universal?

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4. The guy I knew is doing time for a hit and run. True story.

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5. I would never do this even if teachers made a living wage.

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6. Same.

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7. You’ll learn what we tell you to learn.

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8. You deserved better.

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9. He’s a lawyer now.

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10. It’s a scientific fact.

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11. Now they’re not allowed to have a backpack at all. SMH.

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12. Weird things like this happened on a daily basis.

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13. You could at least laminate it.

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14. I was one of these kids.

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15. What’s with destroying the toilets?

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