Whether you're trying out a new exercise routine or fundamentally changing your entire identity, the worst part of doing anything new is starting out. You don't know what you don't know. Are you even ready to start, or are you going to get three-quarters of the way in and realize you forgot something important? Then you have to push the start date off until the next day and who even knows if you'll have the energy to try it all again?
That's what starter packs protect against — they're one simple bundle to make sure you have everything you need to get started. These are collections of items, traits, and key phrases that will immediately give you everything you need to get started in a specific situation.
Check out these hilarious starter packs for all sorts of different situations, and see if they inspire you to start anything new.
The "Hey, my 30s are actually turning out to be pretty great" starter pack.
via: RedditBut it's okay that you won't be cool, because you'll be happy. And actually, that's much better, because once you're cool, you have to stay cool. There's always some new motorcycle trick or iPhone app you have to know about to stay cool, and keeping up is exhausting.
It's not like they're not planning for you to trace the call...
via: RedditThis has never worked out for the bureaucrat lawman in even a single movie. No master criminal gives their opponent a ring and doesn't know they can trace the call, so either it's a trap, or they're going to hang up before their location can be found.
"I tried Advil and it doesn't do anything."
via: RedditI know this starter pack is kind of poking fun at the sort of people who complain about headaches all the time, but in their defense, vodka and coffee do rule and water and vegetables are the pits.
via: RedditOh man, this is a sad starter pack. This is the kind of starter pack you want to throw away the second it shows up on your door.
"Mom, can Kenny sleep over?"
via: RedditI have never felt more alive than at a sleepover at my friends' house. And 2007 was peak sleepover time, because it was right before the housing market crash, so all our rich friends still had their houses.
It's not going to get any easier, is it?
via: RedditMaybe I'm just overly optimistic, but I assumed the economy was going to pick up by the time we hit 2130. But it looks like we'll all still be chowing down on future ramen and living off our parents for credits.
What is the deal with the noses though?
via: RedditIt's one thing to trash the economy and the planet for the next generation, but what boomers did to comic strips? That's unforgivable.
The "Girl who disrespects the teacher for no reason" starter pack.
via: RedditHey, some kids just don't do well with authority. Those kids do, however, do well with Flamin' Hot Cheetos and putting in enormous hoop earrings.
Cats man, I dunno...
via: RedditWhy don't cats ever drink out of the nice bowls their humans buy for them? Are cats just always messing with us? It sometimes feels like cats are just always messing with us.
He's doing his best.
via: RedditOoh boy, do dads ever struggle with emotions. But hey, let's give them some credit — just showing up in your room and looking sad but still being very quiet? At least that's something.
via: RedditWhy do friends do this when someone gets glasses? Like it's so novel for someone to need vision assistance that you just have to try them on and see what it's like. Settle down.
Which one were you?
via: RedditThe key here is "parents still think he's an angel and just a little unmotivated." Parents, you have to assume your kid is the worst — that's the only way to shame them into being the best.
I know so much more about this band than I want to.
via: RedditNot only do Imagine Dragons songs appear in football and basketball commercials, but they are also always invited to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Some years, we're granted a reprieve, but it does feel like since 2010 we've been more likely to see Imagine Dragons performing during the big game than not.
The "I just got an iPad in 2012" starter pack.
via: RedditThis was right about the time when I got an iPad, so I loved all of these apps. But yo, on the real? Jetpack Joyride holds. Up.
Welcome to Tony's.
via: RedditThe audacity shown by these little Italian restaurants is off the charts. Don't waste our time with water or tonight's specials. Bring out the cheese and/or garlic bread as soon as you can.
I honestly would've thought that was a very cool car.
via: RedditWhen you're a kid, you want to grow up to be cool in a way your parents never could be. But your parents thought that growing up too, and look at where they are now — drab folks who wear button-up shirts under sweaters. And you'll end up just like them. You won't ever be cool. I'm sorry.
Bringing up some uncomfortable high school memories.
via: RedditOoh boy, I certainly did this in high school. The thing is, when you've never received any signs of affection from a girl, every little raindrop feels like a tsunami.
It doesn't need to be this stressful.
via: RedditThe second you get your change at the grocery store, the clerk starts ringing up the next customer. Then you run the risk of having your groceries get mixed up with theirs. Worst case scenario — you go home with their water and vegetables and they go home with your vodka and coffee.
You can pretty much get everything online, so...
via: RedditThis must be how archeologists feel when they discover buried cities — they're so barren, and yet, you can imagine how this place might have once been brimming with life.
via: RedditMoving is very hard, it takes all day, and there's always one point where you think no matter how much you rotate that couch, it's not going in. In other words, moving sucks. So if you do have a friend willing to help, then yeah, you've gotta rain pizza down upon them.
Aw, he's a good kid.
via: RedditThe worst part about nephews — or any little boys, really — is that from ages 6 until 15, no matter how much they wash their hands, they're always sticky. All little boys should probably just live in the woods during those years, so they won't get their gunk all over my phone.
I also used to lift my toes to pretend I was jumping over oncoming cars.
via: RedditIf your parents took you on long drives, be it on a family road trip or to see a far-away grandparent or just to do something, you remember being forced to find ways to occupy yourself.
"Second place is the first loser." - a No Fear shirt I had in high school
via: RedditWhen I saw that this starter pack was called "second choices," I immediately thought, "people's tastes are varied — I'm sure there's something on here I'd rather have than its competitor!" But nope. There's not a single thing to be passionate about here. This is a big ol' page of runners-up.
This is why you go to buffets.
via: RedditWhen you don't have anyone pushing those useless entrees on you, you can go hog-wild on the mac & cheese and buttery biscuits.
The "Ideal male and female according to various social medias" starter pack.
via: RedditThis starter pack makes a great point that doesn't get brought up enough — there are not nearly enough attractive men on Reddit. Hopefully, someone will get to work on that, and hopefully, that someone will be very attractive.
Mm mm mmmm!
via: RedditMorton's kosher salt is a game-changer, on the real. You throw a dash of that on your olive oil and vinegar salads, and ooh baby you're off to flavor country.
The "Your parents just learned you're taking Spanish classes in high school" starter pack.
via: RedditThis is just painful. Parents seem to think you know the entire language and communicate with anyone they assume speaks Spanish after taking a single class. That's... not how it works.
via: RedditThis one could also feasibly be called the "Getting ready to have a massive melt-down on someone who doesn't deserve it" starter pack, because yo, that stress builds up.
50/50 shot it's good.
via: RedditDogs bounding up to see you? Good. Parents thankful for your service? Also good. Wife having an affair with adult Draco Malfoy? Not good. And do we even need to get into that last image there? The point is, hearing "you're home" is a real gamble.
Good times with good buds.
via: RedditOh. Oh my. Oh... oh no...