Posted by Adolphus on August 16, 2000 at 11:43:33:
In Reply to: Re: Leaving Results Out Tomorrow posted by Bill Door on August 16, 2000 at 11:27:39:
The skills you pick up at school, like how to get on with people who annoy you, feigned deference to authority and general work skills do stay with you. Indeed, I can find Dublin and Paris on a map, and know a few words of French.
The exam in my day ( a few howlin' moons ago ) was an endurance test, with swots locking themselves away for over a year to get the best grades. They missed out on the best stuff, like as Kharn pointed out, learning to play the guitar.
Me, I made lots of friends up the lake and did stupid stuff. Though I am not perfect myself (okay, maybe in brief moments of delusion after 5 pints of Carlsberg I am perfect), I didn't end up school damaged.
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