K. (infinitemonkeys) wrote,
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Hello! Americans, please stay warm! British people, please stay dry! And the rest of you, just, you know, generally don't have bad things happen to you. Thank you.

My icons are so 2008, but this one is at least timeless. I would have been writing angsty stories about the tortured love of these two like mad when I was 14, had I known what such a thing was and had the ability to password-lock it. These days Morrissey mostly elicits a tired sort of sigh and I don't want to read his autobiography.

Yesterday's Metro contained this delightful letter, which I am about to type out for you, all old-school like, because I can't find it online.

Headline: PE is a lesson in life

So Max Nottingham thinks PE lessons could be too tough following the reported deaths and injuries of some pupils (Metro, Fri)? Honestly, I hope that letter was a joke. Back in my day, and I am only in my thirties, albeit with a private school (sensible and less rule-run) education, if someone had died on the pommel horse, they had either lied about being able to do it or were 'being unthinkingly silly' and that was a lesson to us all.

In my class alone, seven people died in six years at secondary school -- many of them on the rugby field.

However, it was a valuable lesson and taught us to respect the dangers of life rather than to cower in fear and formality.
John, Surrey



I went to a very large rural comprehensive school. There were 300 pupils in my year. I can't remember one pupil dying in my time there, never mind seven.

Honestly, you just can't get the education in the state sector, can you?

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