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because it's fairer than asking them to pay fines.
A good idea?
Just brilliant. Which I'd gone to St John's Cambridge now, rather than the homosexual communist athiest hippy farm I attended.
I would rather go to Oxford than St John's.
And I don't like Oxford at all*.
*Banter aside, I think Oxford is lovely.
*I'm a bastard, I'm a bastard, I'm a bastard yes I am
But I'd rather be a bastard, than a bloody Trinity man.*
St John's students used to sing 'You'll Never Be at John's' to the tune of You'll Never Walk Alone. I don't know what the lyrics were up to that point. I'm not sure it had any except for slurring.
Trinity has two cannon supposedly captured at Waterloo (bollocks) pointed at St John's (this is true, but I think that just happens to be the direction they are facing).
ie not students
why should the rest of the College be punished with badly dug trenches and half-cleaned toilets?
So the only ones who suffer from dirty toilets and shoddy trenches are themselves.
hmm, we don't want to be seen to favour the rich, so erm... why don't we dabble with the tropes of slavery and degradation?
If there's one thing the rich students I knew could have done with was a bit of time cleaning a few toilets, or another typically low paid job such as some gardening.
I know you'er a lefty so don;t think actions should have consequences, but come on! Also, people do actually have to clean the toilets as a job, do you think they're being degraded just by the nature of the job?
Had a hacking cough that would have done an east end charlady proud, and never complained when we damaged the mantel piece with our terrible darts skills.
I never got over having a grown man clean my sink/empty my bin etc, bedder is worse than 'scout' though, surely?
I think it's a great idea, I went to Oxford and concur with your assessment.
What I'm saying is, that in any other institutions, it wouldn't be judged to have the subtle archaic undertones that it would be in this case.
But this particular high horse is going to be a bit hard to get down from.
I'll just insult Turl street colleges for a bit to make myself feel better.
I went to Exeter. :(
on the grounds that it was using academic work as a punishment. So instead he made people sweep the classroom floor or take the bins out, which, when you think about it, demeaned manual labour.
I got a 'B'.
As most of them contain half the contents of their recycling bins and discarded disposable barbecues [/living in a student area]