Destroy all the pictures
Teens can be so strange. Once they hit puberty, they start liking things they never liked before, dressing differently, acting like a totally different person, or even completely change their friend group. Of course, it’s totally normal for teens to go through these changes. It’s just the way that young people figure out their adult identities before they go out into the real world.
Most people grow out of their teenage phases but that doesn’t mean the awkward memories aren’t still there. They might have thought they were cool then, but these adults definitely have some regrets about how they acted back in the day.
I had those pants that zipped off at the knees to become shorts. I used to zip off one and then leave the other on. I complemented the look with an upside-down, backwards visor and a seashell necklace. I did this for an entire year while listening to my Baha Men CD.
So yeah, 2000 was a pretty fly year. (quote_work_unquote)
Between the ages of about 13 and 15, I wore a wooly hat that I never took off and never washed. I wore it during the summer and whilst I slept. I distinctly remember taking it off one day and smelling the inside of it to find that it smelled of corpses and old fish.
It was a bit of an awakening and I stopped wearing it after that. It’s in all photographs of me, and it makes me cringe whenever I look at them. On the bright side, realizing how bad I smelled with it on has made me very fastidious with my own personal hygiene now. (Deckelhaut)
The Strangest Statement
During high school I went through a phase of eating only dried ramen noodles, but would only season it with Chef Paul Prudhomme’s MAGIC Seafood Seasoning. One morning an acquaintance asked why it was the only thing I ate and I replied, “It’s a political statement.” She (reasonably) was only confused. I remember sighing and rolling my eyes and said, “If you don’t already know I am not going to bother explaining it.”
From then on I convinced everyone it was for a political movement, and some people pretended to know what I was talking about, like they were also in the elite political activist club. After a few more weeks of living off of this “food” I think I actually started believing it was a political statement. And now I think…eh, what?! Teenager-me, explain yourself! (etpess)