domenica 18 marzo 2018

P or G?

The Curmudgeon has been boasting lately about being in the P class at St Patrick's College in the 1960s.

He's talking about this falling down school.
Falling down because they were not building -
there were plans to build a motorway through
the site.
When we arrived at this school we were given a test and divided into 4 streamed classes:
  • 3P (Professional)
  • 3G (General)
  • 3M (Moderate)
  • 3R (Retarded)
To be fair, I can't remember what the 'R' stood for (maybe it was Remedial) but everbody called it 3 Retarded.
Consequently someone was worried and the names of the bottom two classes were changed:
  • 3M became 3 Com (Commercial) and
  • 3R became 3M (Moron?)
Okay, the guys in the P stream were book learnin' smart but that didn't guarantee them a place in the rugby 1st 15, which really had more prestige than being a 'book worm'. I, of course, spent some time playing for the 1st 15 before my violin playing commitments got in the way. Probably a fair chunk of the P stream went off to become priests - which hints that they actually weren't that smart. It was a well known fact that most of the boys in the P stream didn't have girlfriends, well only ones they read about in books. I, in fact, (a G streamer) had several girlfriends. Okay they were distance relationships but there was, for example, Suzanne Pearce who caught her bus from the James Smith's stop. I'd see her most days as my bus went past and I'm sure that she noticed me. I even got off the bus once to say 'hi'. We'll I did mumble more than say anything but there I was in the front lines!

So The Curmudgeon needs to remember that we G streamers were up to more than just sitting around reading and being smart.

Sectare Fidem - that was our rule in those days. There was no song about being in the P stream.
In fact, these days a class called 'the P stream' would not be such a good idea.

Who's the boss in the army? The General.
I'm glad I was in 3 General!


"Welcome to 3 General boys and
congratulations!"

10 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

quod Erit.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

This post is a repeat of a much earlier post. Is Richard of Richard's Bass Bag (the lance corporal version) going a bit doo-lally?

Robert ha detto...
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Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I think you are because your blog has gone again.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

What?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Oh, Robert's blog has gone again.Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

What's this Frog business? Reminds me of when Robert was in his German phase.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I never thought of the school as a 'shithole '

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Didn't you see the huge toilet roll hanging outside? Okay, I was a bit harsh. It was okay. I'll remove that word.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I missed bass practice changing that.