I Tried Not Going to Class for a Week, You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next


Ok so in keeping with the proud 21st century tradition of hard hitting Buzzfeed-esque journalism I decided to undertake some sort of stupid experiment for a week to see if anything unexpected happened. The only question was what experiment should I undertake? I considered trying to live with a heroin addiction for a week, but that would be expensive and definitely end up lasting for way more than a week. Next I thought I could try not wearing clothes for a week, but then I realised I do not have the body for that and I’m not sure that my self confidence could take a hit that large. I finally arrived at the idea of not going to class for a whole week. Crazy right!? I could still do work outside of class I just could not attend lectures or tutorials. Also it was really in line with my habit of being lazy. Who knew what was going to happen? Not me and definitely not you. But no longer is that the case, for I went an entire week without attending a single class and now I know exactly what happens if you do. Buckle up children because I’m about to take you on the journey of what turned out to be the wildest week of my life.

Ok so I woke up on Monday at 11 AM because I could. I already knew this was going to be a great week. I started to make breakfast for myself because I didn’t have to worry about being late for class if I spent 45 minutes making myself food. After cooking an entire steak, four eggs, and a ton of pancakes I sat down on my couch to watch netflix for the next 7 hours. After finishing my first full movie one of my housemates asked me if I was planning on attending class that day. I promptly told him that school was for nerds to which he scoffed at me and left the house. After my 7 hour netflix binge I went to the library to work on the assignments that I had been aware of since syllabus week. In four hours I got a decent amount of work done then went home to go to bed.

Ok so on Tuesday I decided that I didn’t want to do the whole “sit around and watch netflix for 7 hours” thing like I did the day before since it had gotten kind of boring. Instead I decided to be really active. I woke up at 6:30 AM and went to the gym, something I hadn’t done ever before. It felt quite refreshing actually. I got home, made breakfast and cleaned my entire room. I was really getting my shit together. After that I went to the library and did more of my assignments. Then I came home, made dinner, and read a book (holy shit right). Then I went to mod club just because I’d never been before and I didn’t have to worry about waking up for class the next day.

Rolled out of bed at 9 AM slightly hungover. Got an early library session in and completed some more assignments. Got home at about 3 PM, had a late lunch and then just got really high because why not I didn’t have anything else on my plate. That was kind of the rest of my day. Things were very mellow.

Ok so Thursday I decided to go to the gym again because that was a pretty fun time on Tuesday. After the gym I spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon in the library and finished the last of my assignments that I had to complete for the next few weeks. After that I went downtown, did some grocery shopping, then came home and netflix binged again because I hadn’t done that in a while. Thursday night I went to Undies for throwback because that what beauties do and I’m totally a beauty and not a nerd, trust me.

I only have one class on Friday’s anyways and it sucks so this was just pretty much a normal day for me. I woke up dropped off an assignment at a dropbox and went to ritual so you know pretty normal Friday stuff.

Ok so that’s what my week without class was like. Now for what happened. What were the consequences of me not going to class for a week. Absolutely nothing! That’s right I’m in arts. I literally only skipped like 14 hours of class. For most courses I only missed like 2 fucking lectures. Besides the lost attendance marks from tutorials it didn’t really make a shred of difference. I mean yeah skipping two or three weeks of class might be detrimental to your academic performance, but honestly one week was fine. If anything I got a lot of work done and I got to work on my own schedule. So to conclude I will reiterate my statement made on Monday to my housemates “School is for nerds” Now if only I knew how to read.