Ten Unfortunate Truths of Being a Real-Life Hermione
This list is dedicated to those of us who are sometimes accused of being “insufferable know-it-alls.”
1. Your greatest fear is getting less than an A on any graded assignment or course. Cue the McGonagall boggart.
2. You spend more time with your books than any of your friends.
3. You might as well move your bed and all your belongings into the library because that’s where you eat, sleep, and breathe anyway.
4. Once you’ve finished an exam, all you want to do is talk about it in a play-by-play manner, but no one wants to relive the torture, so you end up talking to yourself when you’re alone at night.
5. Sickness is the enemy. When you have to battle a cold on top of studying, stress, and nerves, you might as well be dying.
6. Group projects are never a group effort because A) No one does the work they say they will, and B) You don’t trust them to do it right anyway, so you just finish the project yourself.
7. For better or for worse all of your teachers know your name no matter how big the class is.
8. During finals week your friends and family learn to not take anything you say to heart. You become more sarcastic than usual and tend to snap at people who ask you silly questions, wasting precious study time.
9. When your friend tells you they are taking a break from studying for the big exam to take a nap you become stressed out for them and worried about their fate.
10. When you print out an especially long research paper, you just love to weigh it in your hands and flip the crisp, plentiful pages.