Nervous Newbie

Okay, so I'm flicking through a magazine and I see this web address - really I should be marking work ready for going back to school on Monday. But instead I log on and start surfing... Again.

This time I can justify it though, I've just been teaching The Guide to a class of 14/15 year olds. They didn't always get it though. And it made me feel old. The very first page did it. I had to explain what pound notes were.

That got me on to thinking about all the other things these kids had never experienced. For example, proper ring pull cans... How many times have you got a can of pop from the shops, desperate for a drink and then the ring pull breaks ... So you try to push the tab type thing in and can't. Your friend passes you a pen knife and you try to stab it and can't. So you then have to go home and try and open it with a can-opener, and as soon as you press it in the can erupts because it has been shook up.

Oh happy days :0)

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