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Isn't this just pathetic....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mr_Ed, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Lead commenter

  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    It sounded like mass hysteria to me.
    aspensquiver and InkyP like this.
  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Why is it pathetic? It is unfortunate but probably down to mass panic. I don't suppose the children chose to faint and bang their heads or vomit or feel dizzy. It happens.
    cuteinpuce and sabrinakat like this.
  4. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Turns out it was during a Remembrance assembly.

    I remember when I was about 14 being at school assembly just before easter. As we all stood there in full school uniform (in the days of shirt, tie, jumper and blazer) the head droned on and on with a very graphic description of crucifixion, the suffering involved, how it would be inability to breathe that eventually killed you. Several people fainted and had to be carried out.

    I wonder if there were any graphic descriptions of suffering in the trenches that contributed to this little incident.
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Spotted Dick a bit too spotty.
    lexus300 likes this.
  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Hardly newsworthy and embarrassing for the school. This is what happens when a ' story ' breaks .... complete overreaction. Children being ill at school ......well I never !
    lexus300 likes this.
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Not sure which bit is supposed to be ''pathetic''?
    aspensquiver likes this.
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I fear it's just the innate tendency of teens to be sheep. Which is so funny because they all think they're such INDIVIDUALS.

    Definitely mass hysteria.
  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    And there was me wondering if it was a case of CO poisoning... although that said, some of them may have seen an opportunity to have the rest of the day off!
  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I heard about this a few times on the radio yesterday. While I have sympathy for anyone feeling ill, I don't understand why it was deemed newsworthy at all.
  11. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Yet another non story!
  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    We need to crush a few people under rocks to get at the truth.
  13. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    The point is surely that it is interesting when this sort of chain reaction happens. I don't think the kids faked it fwiw.
  14. Mr_Ed

    Mr_Ed Lead commenter

    The point I was trying to make is this: it was a remembrance day assembly. Just a hundred years ago, men (and indeed some teenagers, who lied to join up in the great war), went through hell on earth. Yet these molly-goddled twits couldn't manage a bit of heat, whilst thinking about the lives lost.

    "Mass panic....", "It happens....." - NO IT DOESN'T, it is modern teenagers just taking the pi$$. I'm glad it was reported & the school deserves to be shamed for it.
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  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I do tend to agree @Mr_Ed

    You can make yourself sick by an act of will. I do rather think they were faking it.
  16. spartacus123

    spartacus123 Occasional commenter

    That school and its neighbour are interesting and an example of the 11+ divide. Pass the 11+ and go to the school over the road. You go to a highly selective top performing grammar school. Don't take it and you are in Outwood academy. 2 very different educations separated by a road.

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