Dormitory Antics

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Re: Helen :lol:

Post by Laura M » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:27 pm

TheDirector wrote:Do I correctly remember Helen Lyman being convinced (when quite drunk) by Laura Manual to 'confess her undying love to Mr. Mason'? God, the things that I've heard people do to her when she was in west.....
Sadly no that wasn't me I wasn't even there, I was happily next door in the safety of Barnes A, and that is not how you spell my surname!!!!! I'm not a car!!!!
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Re: Helen :lol:

Post by Hendrik » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:36 pm

Laura M wrote:and that is not how you spell my surname!!!!! I'm not a car!!!!
though you did get around a bit......


jokes. :D

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Post by Deb GP » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:03 pm

But back to dormitory antics... back in the days of open dorms with 30 beds...
  • *obviously there was the whole removing bed boards whilst someone was in the bed (I don't think I slept for any of my squits as I was waiting for Eleanor to do it *again* to me)
    *creating a small shrine to an imaginary new god in the wardrobe belonging to the daughter of a vicar to wind up the Chaplain who was on dorm duty that night (that was very funny and she was completely taken in - one of the Grecian's had to put her out of her misery)
    *racing up and down the dorm in a chariot stylie on the laundry bags (Ow to the splinters you could get in your bottom though!)
    *"hurdles" where you ran down the dorm on the beds, vaulting over the wardrobes
    *trying to make your way all around the Lav Ends without touching the floor.
    * putting the obligatory cup of water over the Dorm door in preparation for Mr Higgins' entry
    *swinging from the bars in the ceiling in the Upper Dorms
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Post by FrogBoxed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:12 pm

One of our favourites was to be really noisy, thus causing hapless new junior member of staff to come in *again* and tell us to be quiet, only to find the dorm "deserted" and run off to find us.

Then we'd come out from behind the curtains/out of the wardrobes/etc and get back into bed for the inevitable return of the flustered teacher. Cruel, but enormous fun. :twisted:
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Post by FrogBoxed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:21 pm

Actually, thinking about it a little further, the most fun thing was to carry out a "dorm raid" on the adjoining house's dorm.

This was standard last night of the Michaelmas term fun, and was a great laugh if you didn't get caught. Apart from the usual skiffing, board-setting and lamposting, the most effective thing we ever found to cause someone an uncomfortable night's sleep was Grape Nuts liberally sprinkled on the sheet.

It doesn't matter how much you brush out there's always more. I swear, that stuff breeds! Even now... I can't eat it because I find myself wondering whose bed it's been in!
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Post by PeA7 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:07 am

I remember one night when Mr Torkington (anyone remember how to spell that noise he made???) came into the upper dorm to tell us all to shut up. The UF end of the dorm then proceeded to chase him out of the doorway and down the stairs with pillows whilst making some sort of warcry at him at the same time. I don't think he ever came back to the dorm after that.

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Dorm antics

Post by englishangel » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:13 pm

I think we must have been very boring/lacking in imagination/knackered.

The only thing I remember is, on my very first night at Hertford being told some filthy jokes the like of which I have not heard since.

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Re: Dormitory Antics

Post by little_r » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:48 pm

Dorm raides and lamp posting! Bum sliding in the lav-ends by blocking up the drain by the baths and flooding the floor by over filling the baths! Apple pie-ing the sheets of an unsuspecting squit and holding his hand in a glass of cold water when he was asleep hoping he'd wet the bed.. :snakeman: :snakeman: :snakeman:

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Re: Dormitory Antics

Post by adlop » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:31 pm

little_r wrote:Dorm raides and lamp posting! Bum sliding in the lav-ends by blocking up the drain by the baths and flooding the floor by over filling the baths! Apple pie-ing the sheets of an unsuspecting squit and holding his hand in a glass of cold water when he was asleep hoping he'd wet the bed.
HAHA Richard, do you remember the meditation and anti-meditation gangs?

Also...
stuffing people into the dirty pants/socks laundry bag
blanket chariot racing - resulting in splinters in the bum
stinking wet socks drying on those weird round radiators
settle banging
the round robin chorus of 'b*gger off'
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Re: Dormitory Antics

Post by little_r » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:36 pm

"b****r off" hahaa that was hilarious! I certainly remember settle banging and chariot racing... Talking of radiators i remember the ice forming on the inside of the windows during the winter!

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