It’s Time for a Vacation

When is the next holiday break?

If you are familiar with the K-12 system in the U.S., you’ll know that it’s been a fairly long stretch of classes without any serious vacation time. This means that school faculty and staff are starting to exhibit real wear and tear.

Here are signs and symptoms that may indicate that you’re suffering from quiet desperation.

Cravings for highly sugary or highly salty food

Gif of a ladle pouring cheese over a bowl of french fries.

How did my Seamless bill get so high? Where did all these takeout containers come from?

Perpetual searing headache between eyes

Gif from The Emperor's New Groove of Yzma rubbing her temples and grimacing.

Congrats, your body is actually quitting on you. Or you’re surrounded by idiots.

Wine dinners as a coping device

Animated gif from Will and Grace of Karen dancing with a box of wine in each hand

I’m too burnt out to cook, anyway.

Constant feeling of being hungover from lack of sleep

Gif of Chris Farley yelling "Let me sleep FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!"

I’m so tired but sleep just never comes to me.

Open weeping

Animated gif from How I Met Your Mother of Robin sitting on the floor under a desk holding a bottle of wine and crying

So, tired.

Recycling outfits

Gif from Lilo and Stitch of Stitch standing on a laundry basket and putting on a cape

It’s cold now so outfits can be stretched over a few days. Pick a uniform like a cartoon character and no one notices.

Hiding in alcoves, closets, or anywhere else you can think of

Gif from The Office of Jim sitting in a car and reclining his seat to hide

Don’t mind me, I’m just not here.

Increased internet time wasting.

Gif from The Simpsons of Marge staring at a laptop and moving her mouse in circles

I’ve actually taken a Buzzfeed quiz called “What piece of human garbage are you?”

Whining, moaning and other non-verbal expressions of disdain or distaste.

Gif of Ryan Reynolds rolling his eyes in an exaggerated manner
While you may be able to stave off a complete collapse by completely succumbing to all the aforementioned symptoms, the only true cure is a holiday. It can’t come soon enough.


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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

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