How To Carry Your Books At School

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Funny

As told by the genius mastermind of "Tales of Mere Existence."
There are 71 comments:
Female 288
You goddamn old people and your lockers.. Us young people have to carry six textbooks, two notebooks, and a binder all day every day, and if we want to put our bags down without keeping a close eye on them they get stolen. dont even get me started on the classes that had workbooks, or having to lug arou nd a science project with all this stuff...
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Female 798
Wow, why didn`t he just originally get a bookbag?? Kind of the obvious option. Fail for bitching about easily avoided problems.
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Male 224
whap

Looks like lillianDulci is making sure all of the comments not directed to her are addressed.
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Female 535
So, we were all assigned lockers. You kept your books in them, among other things. At the beginning of the day you would get out the books you needed for the classes before recess. You would put them away at the end of the last of those classes. Then at the end of recess you would get out the books for the classes you had before lunch, etc.
Or, if you were me, you grabbed one folder & your school diary and took those to the classes you chose to attend.
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Female 2,674
Dagaz20 - Well, I needed every one of my books unless the teacher said otherwise (and my English teacher was the only one who wouldn`t make us bring both books every day). Trust me, I wouldn`t have brought all my books every day if I didn`t need them.
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Female 382
@LillianDulci I never even went to the office to get a locker in my name in all four years of high school.... I never once used a locker... I just stopped carrying books I didn`t need
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Female 2,674
lololeela - I have a friend who wheels her books around in college. She does it because she got into a car accident about a year ago and they told her she`d either have to just not put any strain on her back or have surgery. She opted for the cheaper option and just got a rolling backpack. :P
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Female 2,674
42467 - Never use a locker in high school? I used mine all the time, there was no way I was carrying around 6 classes worth of books to each class! My middle school didn`t even have lockers, though almost every class had a classroom set of books anyway so we rarely had to bring books to school, just notebooks.
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Male 415
Wow, smart.
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Female 2,695
love this poo
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Female 463
Ha that made me happy :)
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Male 1,378
he`s been on youtube since forever, love him
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Male 25,417
yawn
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Male 5,624
Dammmit, you self-conscious dweebs!
Get a freaking jet bag!

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Female 4,376
lmao.."Simply aghast someone would do something so nerdy they simply didn`t know how to deal with it".

That was good.
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Male 251
The guy who narrates these has monotone down pat. He almost sounds like Stephen hawking.

On another note- my school was overcrowded, and freshmen didn`t get lockers. We had to carry all of our books all day. I broke 5 backpacks that year due to the zippers and straps not being able to handle the weight. The older kids didn`t even have to knock books out of peoples arms. They just sat and watched and laughed at all the freshmen.
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Female 965
I hardly know anyone at our schools who DOESN`T use a bag. ;-/ Then again, we don`t use lockers.

I always used a backpack until second year of high school when I realised that only boys used them, and the girls were moving onto shoulder bags. Then I used a messenger bag for another two years, and now I have a shoulder bag of my own. DX
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Female 843
I started off high school with one of those huge backpacks that looked like I was going on a hike. Embarassing...
Luckily our teachers realized that most of us had lockers that were nowhere near any of our classes, so we were allowed to keep the assigned textbooks in the classroom. I was able to switch to the "cool" messenger bags everyone else had.
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Female 79
Freshman through Junior year we were allowed to have backpacks in class, and one of those years I had a bookbag instead... But senior year they stopped allowing backpacks in the classroom. You could have one, but it had to be left in your locker.

I had one of those zip up binders with a strap (worn like a bookbag) that year and kept all of my books in my locker unless I had to take them home for homework or was in their needed class... but my locker was optimally placed so I -had- to pass it between most of my classes anyway... so I only ever had 1 book at a time.
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Male 6,694
His stories are great.
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Male 23
i tuck my books inside my pants underneath my t shirt
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Female 327
It seems that only overweight people wheel their books around. They can`t be bothered to do anything that puts any "stress" on their bodies.
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Female 781
When I went to school, I used a backpack from kindergarten until the end of college. And so did every other person I knew.

Of course, where I went to school, there was no such thing as a locker, so you HAD to carry around all your stuff. "Cool" kids just blew off their homework and didn`t carry anything.
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Female 1,652
We weren`t allowed to carry bookbags around, so everyone developed Herculean strength because the math books were sooo freaking huge.
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Male 20
Pure genius. I love this guy.
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Male 203
Nice Tip :]
On second thought.
Just tuck the loop in or cut it off.
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Male 222
If your nerdy at my school then you are going to get picked on. Regardless of how you carry your books.
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Male 648
@Dolomyte

Well that story is depressing. People are d!cks.

I stopped carrying books my senior year, when i realized there were extra copies in the room for every class. Yes it took me 3 yrs to figure that out.
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Male 63
Am T the only one who finds this guy`s voice incredibly annoying?
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Male 985
Anyone who carries their books under their arm at my school, get them knock out easily lol.

But it looks so much cooler D:
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Male 743
Middle School? Allowed to have backpacks, not allowed to take them between classes. Highschool? We are. However, that one arm strap thing is actually REALLY uncommon in my school. Most people use both straps. And also.. My bookbag was broken most of last year so I had to carry it around by that top strap O_O. Remember Kiddies, once you get into highschool, You`ll never use a locker again =P
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Female 20
That was stupid...I want the last 3:16 of my life refunded.
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Female 728
My middle school didn`t allow backpacks, but high school did. In middle school I ended up carrying around this huge stack of books because they gave us like two minutes at our lockers so I simply didn`t go to my locker. In high school I typically carried most of my books all day as well, so I had a big backpack. In college I typically have to carry a big backpack as well. It has strengthened my arms and back, but I`ve also heard that carrying too much can lead to back problems.
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Male 102
Each year of middle school and high school my book bag grew. At my senior year I had a duffle bag that practically held my entire locker.
In college I soon found out the value in the books when I had two separate bags of books. One day when I went out to my truck at the end of my classes I find my morning class book bag empty. Someone had broke into my truck and just stole the books because the bookstore was at that point in the semester buying back the books, pennies on the dollar. But I didn`t have my books for my finals in those classes, sucked big time.
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Male 139
Banning bags? What the hell.
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Female 282
In my middle school we couldn`t have backpacks AT ALL. now I start high school/college (advanced programs) and I HAVE TO HAVE TWO BACKPACKS! insanity.
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Male 3,482
Yeah...

Maybe not MOST schools, but I do know that the Fire Marshall says it`s a fire hazard to have bookbags in the classroom, so every school I`ve been too, and a lot more from what they say, has banned them to stay out of trouble...

[quote]When I type in something about book bag bans in ohio nothing comes up...I`ve tried almost everything. There is something with an indivuidal school but no info on any statewide bans...[/quote]
It`s not an expressly written state law, it`s just written into the Code of Conduct for the school. And many school districts have gone along with it.
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Male 599
backpacks are banned at some schools because they`re fire hazards and take up too much space or something.
Oh yeah i forgot, mine is one, but i still use one because im a cool kid.

(i really did forget until half way through)
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Male 332
I love this guy. Haha. At my school, anything that can hold a book in it is banned. I`m serious. That`s the rule. They don`t even allow the drawstring bags that you see there. I use one for my gym clothes but i have to wrap it in a jacket so people don`t see it... It sucks. :/
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Female 1,380
When I type in something about book bag bans in ohio nothing comes up...I`ve tried almost everything. There is something with an indivuidal school but no info on any statewide bans...
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Female 1,380
wow...I`ve NEVER heard of any school anywhere banning backpacks...
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Male 3,482
@LillianDulci

What are you thinking of as a bookbag? Those little drawstring packs?

Every school I`ve been to has banned THESE bookbags.



At least, in Ohio, it`s a statewide thing too.

THESE and THESE are still allowed, though.
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Male 1,598
This guy sounds like he was incredible awkward in school.
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Female 2,674
"Most" Altaru? Consider I`ve never even heard of any place banning backpacks, I doubt that most do that. If my high school banned them they`d have to give us more than 5 minutes between classes because most of the time I couldn`t even make it to my locker and to class on time in the first place, and there`s no way I`d chug around ~3 giant books at a time without a bag.
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Male 3,482
Bookbags are also against the rules in most grade schools and high schools anymore.

Apparently they`re a fire hazard when people set them out in the isles between desks...
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Male 4,546
Books weigh nothing? My books were heavy buggers.

My Physics book alone was apparently 4.1 pounds. I took 8 subjects.

(Geo, Math, English, Business, Physics, Italian, Islamic Studies, Arabic) all of which had similar textbooks.

That`s approx 32 pounds. Considering in high school I was about 120 pounds... That`s over a quarter of my bodyweight.
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Female 1,380
It`s just kinda a pain in the ass to carry them everywhere....I used to always forget them and lose them until I started to just keep them in my locker.
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Male 299
@addler:

Amusing. Amusing indeed.
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Male 123
Carry them under one arm and beat the poo out of the jackass who knocks them out of your arms.

It`ll never happen again.
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Male 4,680
@JUGGALETTEx0- Books weigh almost nothing (or at least mine did). I never had any problem carrying books around in my backpack, and as an added bonus I didn`t need to walk back to a locker every time I forgot or needed something.

LOCKERS ARE FOR CHUMPS. BACKPACKS ARE THE WAY FORWARD, ORDER TODAY!
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Female 1,380
1) Take books that you need for the day so you don`t have to lug them all around.

2) Put everything in your locker

3) you only need to carry around one book at a time...
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Male 776
man... good thing im illiterate. these books look like a pain
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Male 17,512
I used to use a leather strap, an older belt I had, and carry them under one arm. Keeps your books and papers together even if they are knocked out of your hand. If you wrap the strap around your hand you can retrieve your books without kneeling or bending over. Not to mention the strap can come in handy during a fight.
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Male 4,680
1) Take books that you need for the day so you don`t have to lug them all around.
2) Put books in backpack.
3) Become a god.
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Male 4,546
True story:

I got my books dumped a total of 2 times in my life.

I was the new kid, and I met the school bully.
He dumped my books and said "pick them up".
I obliged.
He dumped my books again and said "I said pick them up!"
I kicked him so hard in the shin that he did a full 360 front flip (something I wasn`t aware I could do to another human being, but whatever).

Now whilst this resulted in a rivalry that lasted about 5 years, nobody dumped my books after that.
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Male 200
depressingly hilarious
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Female 2,674
I used to have the shoulder bag (still see people with them in college, I never had a problem with it being dorky or anything) but my books were so heavy that my shoulder ended up being in pain all the time. I eventually switched to a normal backpack which I still use and it works just fine. Only problem is I used the shoulder bag for so long that it actually injured my shoulder and caused pain any time I tried to lift anything, get into my locker, or wear my normal backpack and it didn`t heal until I started college where I didn`t need to carry around quite as many books. Moral of the story: shoulder bags = evil.
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Female 2,120
Lev`s stories are always so depressing...
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Female 917
I carry my books the "girl way" with my arms folded over them, or when I carry a bag, I use both shoulders unless it`s heavy, and then I just use one shoulder, for some reason.

I use to use a tote but after a year of carrying all of my bags one side, I started walking slightly sideways, even without the bag, so I stopped
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Male 15,510
What the heck? who carries the book in their arms like that? its all about backpacks people
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Male 1,083
i used a backpack like a normal person using both straps, now i use a messenger bag strapped across the chest hanging in the back...like "the big cool kids" (college version).
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Female 3,562
I used the bags with wheels because my back couldn`t handle all those books. My entire high school involved people kicking the crap out of my bag like it was a football.
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Male 2,506
Backpack tight two shoulders <3
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Female 385
it`s funny, `cause a i know a guy named Lev and he`s actually the coolest guy in my whole school. So cool he dropped out. Too cool for school
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Male 1,765
I went from backpack (2 shoulders) to messenger bag to backpack (1 shoulder).
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Female 362
That`s why you cross the strap of your messenger bag over your chest. Much less purse-like and (in my mind) more comfortable.
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Male 7,813
wow, he always makes me feel that much better about my life thus far.
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Female 9,558
That;s how I carry my bookbag.
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Male 3,482
You know, I`ve recently been thinking about just getting a messenger bag and carrying my stuff around in it.

By god if people make fun I`ll just swing the damn thing in their face. Make fun of my pur... Uhhh... Messenger bag, will you?
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Female 527
This was totally me in middle school.
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Male 20,827
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