Monday, 31 October 2011

Monday Evening



My day was cheered when I came across an old news item concerning my secondary school.  Stupid people claim, for reasons I have never understood, that schooldays are the 'Happiest days of your life!'  I never found this to be the case, nor have many others.  Education I could stomach, well some of it but certainly not the bit concerning 'sums,'  but being locked into Stalagluft XVII I could have done without.  However trawling through the web for some other reason that slips my mind I came across the story of the school fire! This school was begun in 1960 and by 1964 I was frogmarched into it by the city authorities. In the year of our Lord 2010 those same city authorities closed the school and moved the terrorists further down the road and into a new prison camp school building. Naturally this was done as the school closed for the holidays at the beginning of July with the intention of beginning the new school year in the new premises. Now consider, you literary lot, that the area behind the school was the district in which the book of the film 'Trainspotting' began life then you will gather that the residents are not the most intellectual that the 'Athens of the North' has bred.  Within a week or two the school was burning to the ground and the noble gentlemen of the 'fire and rescue service' were attempting to do their duty while also attempting to help the police discover which of the wretches were cutting the hoses as they worked!  Only one feeble 14 year old laddie was held, the other thousand ex-pupils escaped!  I write this to indicate my sadness - at not being there to light a match!




I also had nothing else to write, so that somewhat smug report from last year will have to do.



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8 comments:

Mike Smith said...

My mother thought she was sending me to a half decent school - it was approved...

Jenny Woolf said...

So many people hated school, it's a shame. Luckily I went to so many that I knew I'd soon be moving on from the worst ones which was some consolation!

FishHawk said...

I actually loved going to school, but I understand that it was a better experience for us who are so incredibly intelligent.

Anonymous said...

I thought "Trainspotting" a piece of rot.

Adullamite said...

Mike, Yes I have heard that your school was approved...

Jenny, You were thrown out? I envy you being able to move from one to another.

Fish, er, em......

Leaz, I believe you but I never read it or watched the film. However that area was, in the 80's, a dive. The police station was rumoured to be the busiest in Europe at one time and even today drug gang shootings occur on occasion.

Ken Fitlike said...

I’m sending the same note to al 3 of you. A definite theme going on!
http://adullamite.blogspot.com/2011/10/monday-evening.html

http://bigrab.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/goodbye-hermi/

http://auldreekierants.blogspot.com/2011/10/school-daze.html

Adullamite said...

Ken, midlife crisis!

Anonymous said...

Well spotted by Ken. Dully, you articulate my thoughts almost entirely about school.I fucking hated the place and still do. I gain quiet satisfaction on walking my dog amongst the rubble and thinking of the rogue's gallery of social misfits who masqueraded as teachers. Happiest days of my life? My arse! My happiest days were when I left the place until I got married.......doh!