Disappointing Things Nobody Tells You About Being An Adult

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When you're a kid, you spend most of your time wishing you could grow the heck up and enjoy some of those sweet, sweet grownup privileges. But once you do finally reach adulthood, it's actually super disappointing. You barely ever get to eat ice cream for dinner or play giant pianos by jumping on them.

We asked our adult readers to tell us the absolute worst parts of growing up. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up.

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Entry by PookieJones

I never imagined that part of being an adult is AESPAY getting excited about household products. CRACKED COM

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Entry by PookieJones

It's hard to find things to talk about when you're stuck in a routine. When we were younger, everything we did was exciting and worth sharing with our

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

You start envying your own cat, because it gets to sleep 14 hours a day. CRACKED.COM

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f you're short, you know you won't get any tallero

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

As a kid, waking up sick fills you with joy because you get to skip school. As an adult who has to pay for their own medical fees, you secretly hope t

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You eventually realize that being told You haven't changed since high school! has slowly morphed from a compliment into an insult.

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Entry by Kalli

My dad is the family HANDYMAN but nOW he lives 50 miles away. CRACKED COM

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Entry by kiwijesus

MY FEMALE FRIENDS' INTERESTS IN HIGH SCHOOL: Boys School TRavel Books video games MY FEMALE FRIENDS' INTERESTS NOW: giving bir'th beautiful is such a

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I miss asking an older person what's for dinner? CRACKED.CONT When you're an adult, it's all on you!

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GOING HOME ANDPRIVAIT EARLY 30N31 E6250 STES' 05 W#4 20 SYSTEM MEANS LESS OF THIS! States.

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CRACKEDCON He's a millionaire at 18?! What was I doing when I was at that age? Feeling inferior compared to people who are younger and more successful

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Entry by JarOCats

SUDDENLY THE CRANKY OLD NEIGHBOR WHO YELLS, CGE THE HELL OFF MY LAWN!W IS NO LONGER A SOURCE OF AMUSEMENT. rt's YOU CRACKED CO

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Back then, the holidays were magical Today, not SO much. $$$ $$$ $$$

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Entry by PookieJones

Watching your parents grow old. CRACKEDCON

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CRACKEDco LaL After your teen years, it becomes weird to go to the movie theater and see the new Disney animated movie without bringing a kid.

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Entry by vashishta4381

BEING AN ADULT YOU HAVE TO PUT THE FITTED BED SHEET ON ALL BY YOURSELF. CRACKED COM

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Entry by kiwijesus

SOME DAYS THE BEST PART OF WAKING UP IS GOING BACK TO BED CRACKED COM

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You're pretty aware that you have less and less time to do the things you want to do. Worse, it feels like time passes by faster and faster and faiste

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Entry by JarOCats

LAST TIME 0 WAS CARDED BEFORE COULD BUY BOOZE 0 WANTED TO JUMP OVER THE COUNTER AND KISS THE CLERK BEVMO! NO PARKING CRACKED.COM

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Entry by TheClam

You find yourself sympathizing with authority figures 5 jackasses Guy just doing his job CRACKED COM

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Entry by deathpod

Waking up with aches and pains, just because you slept wrong. If I sleep on my side, I'll ache all day. BUT I can't fall asleep, unless I'm on my s

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Entry by PollyDarton

Disappointing Things Nobody Tells You About Being An Adult

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Entry by deathpod

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