If I'd known then what I know now,...

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If I'd known then what I know now,...

Post by Deb GP » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:26 pm

Go on - what would you have done differently at CH if you knew then what you know now?! Hopefully you don't regret whatever it is too much - it's just part of that great learning curve called life.

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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:34 pm

That is a very good question - I think there are a number of things I'd have doen differently on my juniors - however I'd preobably do my seniors about the same if i had the chance!
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Post by stoice » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:41 pm

come on then mat don't keep us in suspense!!
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Post by Great Plum » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:50 pm

stoice wrote:come on then mat don't keep us in suspense!!
Well, I remember the Spice Girls poster we had in my study on my UF and GE!!
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Post by Deb GP » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:05 pm

ROFLMAO Great Plum!!!!!!

I think my "If I knew then" is that my nursemaid couldn't cut hair. I really didn't need to walk around with that wonky fringe on my squits. I've hated going for haircuts ever since.
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Re: If I'd known then what I know now,...

Post by FrogBoxed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:37 pm

If I'd known then that permanent marker stays on skin a lot longer than you think it's going to...
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Post by Hendrik » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:57 pm

Jenny L-C wrote:If I'd known I could have sold my hair for over £100 I wouldn't have thrown it in the bin!! Damn it! :roll:
wow! don't think i can beat that! don't they use human hair for really high class dolls or something?

i probably would have done more wheeling/dealing. not drugs obviously (the market was already saturated :lol: ), just petty stuff outlawed by petty rules. tho can't think what atm.

worked harder :roll: obvious, i know. but ever-true.

i would have unionised the students. then watched the SMT squirm as they debated to ban it (thus instantly increasing its popularity 10-fold), or let it run and gain numbers steadily. hindsight. frustrating thing.

started a juggling club. i can't believe somewhere with the resources of CH doesn't already have one.

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Post by Great Plum » Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:15 am

Hendrik wrote: started a juggling club. i can't believe somewhere with the resources of CH doesn't already have one.
They used to be one on my juniors... i can't remember the teacher who started it but he used to be in the circus...
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Post by marty » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:31 pm

Great Plum wrote:
Hendrik wrote: started a juggling club. i can't believe somewhere with the resources of CH doesn't already have one.
They used to be one on my juniors... i can't remember the teacher who started it but he used to be in the circus...

That was Mr Dougal - the maths teacher ! We always used to joke that he was a clown but it was TRUE ! He must have been the only bloke ever to have run AWAY FROM the circus to become a maths teacher ?!!! Answers on a postcard as to why...
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Post by Hendrik » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:34 pm

one of the current grecians has been given 500 quid from an old blue to set a circus skills club up, she's been sitting on it for months now and to my knowledge hasn't done anything with it. :(

if i'd been given a budget that big, there'd be no stopping me! [he sits back and dreams of poi, diablos, devil sticks, clubs, blades, fire toys, stilts, unicycles.....]

another thing i'd do differently: learn to skateboard. the long, gentle, meandering slopes of swansea are perfect for longboarding. :roll:

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Post by sejintenej » Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:46 pm

Don't think I would have done too much different (apart from making better efforts not to get caught for crimes).
There is one barsteward (he calls himself a university professor) in NZ who, as a monitor put me in the Sicker for a couple of days with facial "problems". I should have got even then - but he and I are still alive .....

Other than that I for one got away with metaphorical murder (dropping boys off the roof of Lamb A in front of masters, rockclimbing many Saturdays and Sundays (sleeping in the open overnight), out to see the girlfriend (totally prohibited at the time).

The alternatives to behaving were pretty awful - borstal (= floggery) or expulsion and when you don't have a family, home ......
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Re: If I'd known then what I know now,...

Post by Euterpe13 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:03 am

Deb GP wrote:Go on - what would you have done differently at CH if you knew then what you know now?! Hopefully you don't regret whatever it is too much - it's just part of that great learning curve called life.
On a more serious note - if I had know then that you CAN stand up to authority, contest it and , with enough determination, WIN : I would have stood up to Auntie Dot when she made me change my A-levels, thereby removing any incentive to study, which in turn led to dropping out of Uni through totally apathy.... of COURSE I regret it!

Luckily, that kind of academic despotism seems to be a thing of the past...

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Post by Deb GP » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:13 am

Not entirely, Euterpe13. I'd have been a bit more independent too about my A-Level choices. Ah well - all's well that ends well.

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Post by Stirling » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:53 pm

Not get kicked out. :oops:
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Post by ben ashton » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:00 pm

ditto!
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