The weirdest things you’re giving up for Lent
ASOS, sex and one guy is even giving up his girlfriend
Our generation routinely forsakes things we like.
There’s Dry January, Stoptober, Veganuary and Lent, the original opportunity to give up your vices for 46 days (40 if you don’t count Sundays). Largely, we do it as a talking point, and because makes us seem more interesting to those around us; partly, we also love a challenge.
And partly, we like to give up stupid things and tweet about it. For the retweets.
I'm giving up sweets & sex for lent!
— Erica Marie (@_Ohhh_EEE) February 10, 2016
I gave up sex and coffee for Lent.
— BabyDoll (@Anabele_leigh) February 10, 2016
Giving up sex is quite extreme, but some take things further.
Ima give up my girlfriend for lent Cus I like her a lot and well you know you gotta give up something you like a lot
— mario. (@notsupermario_) February 10, 2016
That’s one way to get dumped right before Valentine’s Day.
Others have chosen an impossible path.
Pray 4 me cause I'm giving up @netflix for lent.
— Gabs (@gabsisabel) February 10, 2016
Just realized that by giving up Netflix for Lent, I'm not going to be able to finish Making a Murderer for a while.
— Lauren Burke (@frecksncurls) February 10, 2016
So I'm giving up Netflix for lent…
Rip to me
— marissa blasing (@blasingma) February 10, 2016
If you can’t think of one specific thing to give up, why not just abandon everything?
In other news. It's Lent now. So no chocolate, no cake, no fizzy drinks, no alcohol and no bread. Challenge on. #lent
— Mac (@lornahannahmac) February 10, 2016
Even though Dry January was last month, some people are practically bursting to go without alcohol for another 46 days.
Attempting to give up alcohol for Lent. #herewego
— Kristina Callahan (@km_call) February 10, 2016
Have given up coffee and booze for Lent. It’s going very well so far #Day1
— Sharon McKee (@SEMComms) February 10, 2016
And some are embarking on the near impossible.
— Rose (@RoseFeatherby) February 9, 2016
— Katie Gifford (@KatieGifford1) February 10, 2016
My office dared me to give up Asos for lent. Shit.
— kirsty williams (@kirstyjfw) February 17, 2015
In other news, there’s absolutely no point going vegan unless you can talk about it, even for Lent.
Going Vegan For Lent
But the guys who complain about it will forever be worse.
I am giving up people who eat quinoa, kale, soy milk and tofu for lent. #IGotThis
— Bryan Walton (@Be_Double_Love) February 10, 2016
Then the extremely irritating group who don’t do anything anyway and have completely run out of things to give up, so they boast about it.
I'm already gluten free and vegan so #lent can fuck off this year.
— Rebecca Maule (@RebeccaMaule) February 10, 2016
Like I feel I have nothing left to give up for Lent…I've given up everything lol
— Tita Green (@titagreen007) February 10, 2016
Then the people really turning it on its head
I'm just giving up for lent.
— Matt (@RIP_CCstar) February 10, 2016
Hang in there mate.