One More Thing: What Did You Think Would Be Awesome About Being An Adult That Doesn’t Live Up To The Hype

Ephraim Epstein, Cherry Hill


Sitting on the couch, crossing my legs and having my feet touch the floor.
Jaclynn Shweky, Mount Laurel


Driving a car in South Jersey. You can’t wait to get a license and then…all you do is wait in your car, wait for the light to turn green, for folks to merge in construction traffic, to navigate circles correctly, for your turn at toll booths and for your kids to finish sports practice. But it’s all worth it to be able to drive to the shore, the mountains and the major cities all within our reach.
Alicia Michaux, Mount Laurel


Rated R movies. The art on the video boxes used to look so cool, but the movies just aren’t that good.
Brian Marshall, Voorhees


All-you-can eat buffets. I wanted to eat all the desserts I could get my hands on when I was young. That’s not such a good idea.
Tommy Berger, via Facebook


I always thought it would be really grown-up to get your own mail. I never realized it would be mostly bills and ads.
Fradele Hornick, Cherry Hill


High heels.
Jieun Kim, Haddonfield


Staying up late! Sleep is awesome.
Rhonda Harrison, Marlton


Having my own house. Who knew that property taxes go up and up and up and maintenance fees are a killer.
Carole Miller, via Facebook


As a kid, I thought it would be awesome to not have to wear a uniform every day. Now I think I could save a lot of money on clothes if I had a uniform.
Jean Muchanic, Atlantic City


Having a drink and dancing wasn’t what I thought it would be. It was good, but I was expecting something more fierce.
Maria Rasimus, Burlington


Being able to stop for a coke anytime I wanted to on the highway. I never actually do that and if I did it would probably just give me a sugar rush and then I’d fall asleep.
Tim Henderson, via Facebook


Having a real salary (as opposed to part-time jobs after school) so I could go shopping and buy what I want. It turns out the $100 I thought I would spend on clothes actually goes toward laundry detergent and paper towels.
Paige Bendell, Westmont

October 2019
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