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15 things we did in school we'd never be able to get away with now

To paraphrase Bryan Adams, were those the best days of your life?

1. Painting our nails with Tip-Pex.


2. … Or highlighter.

Definitely not healthy, safe or as stylish as we thought back in the day.


3. Drawing dicks on things …

4. Or simply writing your name.

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5. … Or drawing one of these.


6. Calling anyone instructing you ‘sir’ or ‘miss’.

7. Getting your shirt signed on the last day.

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To what purpose does this serve? Other than to forever own a smeared white polo covered in illegible signatures?

“But the sentimentality!” you’ll cry.

Ok, you freak.

8. Covering all your books with brown paper.

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9. Wearing a pre-tied tie.

I mean, to each their own. Windsor knots are hard, man.

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10. Going to the bathroom and not going back to class.

No? Just me acting the absolute truant? Well aren’t you a bunch of punctual Pollies.

11. Bringing your Tamogotchi in to play at lunchtime.

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Again, to each their own I suppose.

12. Not being allowed to bring in certain things for lunch.

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Does anyone remember the great Fruit Winders drought of ’06? ‘Cause I do.

13. Leaving Cert pranks.

Yeah, somehow I can’t see your boss being too happy with you setting off stink bombs or putting fish in the radiators TBH.

14. Wear Dubarrys.

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Only place these shows should be worn are:

a) In school


b) On a boat.

In no other circumstance are they required.

15. … Or colouring in the white strip of your Dubarrys with permanent marker to fit the dress code.

Pay a fortune for boat shoes only to have to colour them in. Yep. Genius.

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