Now I feel old
August 16, 2006
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Tomorrow is A Level results day, and it’s ten years since I got my own. God, I feel old. And to make matters worse, I’ve found myself defending my own hyper-inflated grades on the basis that ‘it was harder to get As back then!’ (this is the point where I make you all hate me: I got four A grades. And I didn’t work hard at all – for English I did one morning’s revision, I think. But when you spend two years reading the same six books it’s not hard to remember the damn things! I can still quote from Coriolanus and UA Fanthorpe even now. And you have no idea how much I’d give to not be able to). It’s not hard to think they’re a doddle.
That’s the point where you hate me.
A whole decade ago. I wonder if I’d realised that, on the anniversary, I’d be building a workflow database, checking PDFs for expiry dates and generally shouting at people, I’d have bothered…