two for freakin one? you for serious mister newsman??

If anyone out there has been reminded literally a bazillion times in the last ten hours that there are quite literally two cao applicants for every one college place,then i feel your friggin pain!

There i was on the bus this morning happily listening to my iPod and ignoring my friend,as per usual, then on comes mister newsman on the ol’ wireless and declares that there has been a 10% increase in cao applications and somehow this amounts to there being but one place for every two aspiring students. Now being as I am a ‘modern’ youngster i chose to discount this since nothing that comes out of the radio is much good anyway(a theory i developed based on my serious dislike of colum and jimjim). So i got to school and all seemed normal,The newspeople’s nugget of wisdom was mentioned in passing but that was it. My theory was seeming to hold up well and nobody seemed too bothered about it,until school actually began and the teachers got involved. Long story short I have now been reminded of the sad facts so very many times that i’m actually starting to become a teensy bit troubled about it,what if I actually don’t get to college at all?? Will my only option be to grow a beard and join the circus?? Now that is a disturbing thought..almost as disturbing as the thought of repeating, i skipped TY for a reason afterall I DO NOT LIKE SCHOOL and if i had to go back for another year i think i might just crack up! So anyone else just a tad worried?

On a lighter note,maths grinds are the best thing that have happened to me since i discovered how to work a tv! they can be pretty expensive but if anyone is struggling with maths then i would highly reccomend them. Maths is possibly the very craziest of our subjects what with all the irrelevant nonsensical stuff we have to make sense of,but it is actually starting to make a itty bitty bit of sense to me since i started grinds. The point of complex numbers and matrices may still elude me but I suppose that’s why we get a choice on the paper,so we can choose things which actually matter.

That’s all for now folks,I have a history project demanding my immediate attention.


6 thoughts on “two for freakin one? you for serious mister newsman??”

  1. I think we have to look at culling half the LC population in this country. It’s our only option.

    Desperate times call for desperate brutality against our fellow classmates.

    …Or something to that effect.

    1. I’m going to be sliiightly controversial here.
      (I hope my italics show to effect, I suck at this code business)

      Mickey Mouse courses were popping up all over the place and it seems like every single person was going to college. I’m all for Arts degrees and everything… but really what do they entitle you to unless you go for some sort of higher, specialised education? Really? I mean you flick through the prospectuses and Arts is like “Career Oppurtunities? Everywhere! Everyone wants one, businesses, charities, MNCs! Go for it.” Yes it sucks for places and it’s brutally unfair. I just think though that the way college has been working the past few years is just not sustainable…

      (Before I’m abused out of it… seriously considering Arts as a back-up ๐Ÿ˜› )

    2. I still prefer my idea. More realistically viable, y’know ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Ah no, I understand completely what you’re saying… but then again, I seriously don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t get into college, either this year or next year. Intuition tells me I’d be a smelly slob, a strong advocate of sleeping in til 11 every morning, with my daily breakfast consisting of a can of Dutch Gold and an episode of Jeremy Kyle.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’d just rather parry that hypothetical future situation from becoming reality. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. It’s hype I think. PLCs were, I think, a real fall back for too many people and the graduates they know are finding it hard to get into college with it. So people that would’ve applied for PLCs a few months ago are sending in a CAO application (and more luck to them).

      Eh doesn’t that description describe college for some people??? xD

  2. Yeah, but I hope to do all my Dutch-Golding at night with fellow students. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And college students don’t have TVs, silly!

    …They use psychedelic drugs to entertain themselves instead ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I object strongly to thine logic monsieur X! I much prefer Orlas’s initial plan of culling the lc population. So Orla…weapon of choice…? ^_^

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