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Trangia on 13 Jul 2018

I walked past a couple of double decker buses packed with school children going on an end of term outing. What a chattering row! They make football fans in a pub watching the semi final sound quiet and restrained in comparison

Guy - on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

Now imagine being a teacher subjected to that everyday!

krikoman - on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

I've often wondered what the readings would be if it was measured with a sound meter. It is amazing how loud they can be.

Mind you Friday nights in the pub are often the same.

Trangia on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Guy:

> Now imagine being a teacher subjected to that everyday!

Maybe Special Forces should employ local primary schools to break candidates doing interrogation in Selection.......?

richlan - on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

You should try being in my open office with several people who seem to think volume makes them seem more important/intelligent than they are, my head is mashed.

Deleted bagger - on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

That's their main skill set. Hasn't changed since I was at school.

Clarence on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

If the boys are quiet, beware - they probably have porn. If the girls are quiet then send for help...

MFB - on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

quiet when they are gone

Toerag - on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

I have a young daughter who (along with her friends) seem to think that it's acceptable to run around shrieking in a high pitch voice at high volume. It wouldn't be so bad if it were a lower pitch, but it's excruciating!

Timmd on 13 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

I used to get into secondary school in first year and wonder at how noisy and lively my classmates managed to be at just gone 9 am.  My form teacher would ask me if I was alright, and I was, I was just still waking up. 

 

 

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L dryhands18 - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

All that energy. I long for the days when it used to seem more natural to run than to walk when I needed to get somewhere. 

birdie num num - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

We used to shut the Num Num children up with Duck Tape

Timmd on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to dryhands18:

> All that energy. I long for the days when it used to seem more natural to run than to walk when I needed to get somewhere. 

I'm only 38, but a family friend in his early 70's never sits still, being always on the go doing something DIY or practical, or out on a walk, he's always busy doing 'something' rather than nothing, and it's an example I try and follow. I think he doesn't like the feeling which goes with inactivity, but he's one of the handful of people that age I know who is still slim and active. Why ever he's like that, it seems like a helpful thing.

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bonebag - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

They might be excited at the thought of a school trip. It's what you'd expect isn't it. Something is wrong if they have to be quiet. Children are meant to be noisy as we were once remember.

Wiley Coyote2 - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

Kids always try to out shout each other. There's probably a mathematical formula for it: something like  three children are twice as noisy as two, four children are twice as noisy as three, and on it goes  until a bus load are more noisy than a jumbo jet.

captain paranoia - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

I'm sure Terry Pratchett had some wise observation about the sound of children playing being charming, until you could actually hear the words...

elliott92 - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to Trangia:

With a comment like that, you sir, are officially an old coffin dodger 

bonebag - on 14 Jul 2018
In reply to elliott92:

: ))

Baron Weasel - on 17:03 Sat
In reply to birdie num num:

> We used to shut the Num Num children up with Duck Tape

Have they been released yet? 

birdie num num - on 17:46 Sat
In reply to Baron Weasel:

Well, to shut them up properly we normally wound their whole heads up with several layers of tape and poked a couple of holes through with a pencil for their nostrils. Folk always said they looked a lot better like that, and they were right, so normally we left it on for as long as possible

subtle on 21:54 Sat
In reply to Guy:

> Now imagine being a teacher subjected to that everyday!

Which was their choice of profession - it’s not like it should be a shock to the “poor teachers” is it? 

What other profession moans about their job as much as teachers?


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