every time you spell “jane austen” as “jane austin” a single man in possession of a large fortune dies
If that wealth got redistributed to all of the women in need of a modest fortune I would start spelling Austen wrong on purpose. Just saying.
everyone stop being mean
look at this dog
he thinks this whole parade is his parade
what a happy lil pup
Yup. I started doing this as a child with endless Enid Blyton books, you think I’m going to stop now?
Please can you stop going on about your dress codes not allowing you to show your thighs, or your shoulders, or your midriff, or whatever else. You don’t even KNOW dress code pain, because this (or something very similar to this in terms of other schools in England) is what I have no choice but to wear to school every single day:
It looks crap, huh? See, while you may get dress coded for wearing a short skirt or a tank top, I will get dress coded for:
- wearing a bracelet
- wearing earrings that are not studs, or having a piercing anywhere other than my earlobe
- wearing coloured eyeshadow
- wearing nail varnish
- wearing a skirt (or shorts, as I am in the photo) without tights
- wearing shoes that are not completely black, or are considered to be ‘shoes for fashion, not for school’ such as Vans, Converse, Toms, etc
- Removing our blazers, unless we are in a lesson. (that’s right, even this time of year when it’s hotter than it ever has been, I have to keep that fricking thing on outside or in the hall)
And those are only the set in stone rules. Today, I was on my way to a lesson and I got stopped by my Deputy Headmaster, who asked me to roll the sleeves of my blazer down as they were pulled up to the elbow. I have also had to fight my corner many many times during uniform checks about why I should be allowed to wear shorts instead of trousers or a skirt, as it is often deemed ‘inappropriate’. I also shaved the side of my head last summer, and when I went back to school I was threatened with being taken out of my lessons and put into our ‘close supervision room’ and to get a point on my public conduct record unless I changed my hairstyle and covered the shaved part. And if you’re thinking of dying your hair any colour that isn’t a natural one? You’re completely screwed.
Bearing in mind, that these are just the things that happen at MY school and there are tons of other schools all over England with awful uniform rules. While we may have madmen and their Tardises, and consulting detectives with funny ear hats, we do not have the freedom that you have when it comes to dressing for school, my dear US friends.
and maybe Australia although I’m not sure about how strict your uniform rules actually are
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Oh, so many years of uniform-wearing have just come back to laugh. I always thought the best bit (for a certain version of best, anyway) was skirt length checks where we had to kneel on the floor so Sister Bernadette could make sure the hems brushed the lino. Or the ties with the short-sleeved shirt that we were allowed to wear for approximately two months of the year, but still had to wear the school jumper over. Or the very short pleated skirts for PE.
Although, I didn’t mind the fact we had to wear uniforms. It certainly made getting dressed for school easier in the mornings. And there is a certain comfort in (nearly) everyone looking deeply stupid (I say nearly because there are always those couple of people who manage to look like models whilst wearing a mustard-yellow and grey tie with a navy jumper.