When u meet someone admirably accomplished and successful
a perfectly no… 27 Nov 19 16:08
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and then u learn that, despite their apparent suave mastery of all they survey in mature mid-life, they went to a cosmically shit university.

Do you think: oh well. At least I'm clever.

U do I know u do

Nope, that's as wank as still obsessing about what prep school someone went to

At my age, what someone did at 18 is really irrelevant and the vast majority of people's careers have bugger all to do with their degree. If they didn't manage to achieve amazing A Levels cos they were partying too much but then totally bossed life after that point then fair play to them.

I actually find it to be an immense source of power, when negotiating with captains of industry and their suited and booted lackeys, that I'm the only one in the room with 500 UCAS points.

still wear my prefect's tie sometimes

Define "cosmically shit"

Are we talking "plate glass" ex-polys? Or places you didn't even knew had a university?

 

I was a little surprised George Seligman (of Slaughters rather than the mathmo) only had 2 Ds at A' level or something like that. 

Really couldn't give a fvck about Uni unless it was Bristol in which case I will take the piss with my wife as she has an over-inflated sense of value over Bristol Uni.

This is quite an un-Laz like thread.

Laz use to be the master of the overly-optimistic-its-never-too-late-to-turn-your-life around career threads and not being defined by who he was in his late 20s and 30s. To see him now regress to being defined by who he was at 18 is a little depressing. Hopefully he regains his mojo soon.

“plate glass" ex-polys’

those are two different things Dux. Plate glass is a 60s uni like Warwick.

What do you mean by 'cosmically shit' - Dundee or something?

And no it just reminds me that cleverness is irrelevant to success and LOOK AT U NOW

I go to parents teacher evenings so I can assert my dominance over people who have failed in life and have had to become teachers, usually I'm escorted out, not because I'm rude or causing a scene but because I don't have any children

Some of those birthday performers that sing frozen songs dressed like Elsa get a bit uppity when they learn that it’s your birthday and you’re in your forties.  And alone.

What exactly are 500 UCAS points?

Are they a fast track to success?

 

I can't remember what you got ucas points for. a-level results

I left school in the 90s (early 90s) yet this week someone introduced me to someone and the next thing said was he was at X school and then Y university. WTF - although actually it was quite nice as we had plenty in common but still ….

500 UCAS points and yet Laz you ended going to Nottingham????!!!

If you are over about 40 you shouldn't even be able to remember where you went to uni or what you studied.

They do say that if you can remember the university of Edge Hill you weren’t really there....

Not quite the same but cannot bring myself to refer to the College of Law by its current title (and actually not sure if I should or not for the sake of probity)

Massive heh @ Tecco re Frozen!

I consider myself reasonably successful Rhammers m88 but yes I admit it there are some people who appear to be more successful than me - oh the horror or it!

When u meet someone else admirably accomplished and successful

Hehmax

 

one the most successful and self made veh veh “townhouse and countryhouse” rich, 8qty at a white shoe shop, peps that I know went to a poly

He’s prolly done 3 chargeable hours before I write this though

* goes back to breakfast with kids*

 

"If you are over about 40 you shouldn't even be able to remember where you went to uni"

Early onset Alzheimers?

I actually find it to be an immense source of power, when negotiating with captains of industry and their suited and booted lackeys, that I'm the only one in the room with 500 UCAS points.

I have absolutely no idea how many UCAS points I have.

And none of the people I work with have any idea what UCAS points are.

They changed how you count them in the 00s so 500 would be embarrassingly few anyway I think. 

No

They changed the other way. 500 is five A*s under the new system.

Laz, A* didn't even exist when I did my A-levels and you iz well older than me.

I thought you only counted your first attempt at your highest qual

Sigh, school was the last time I was good at things

 

LP I do not believe we are actually engaged in a serious discussion of what school leaving qualifications I obtained and how it really does give me an edge in business meetings.

ps ur older than u think m99

Usually when I meet such a person we just nod at each other in a gesture of mutual respect and acknowledgement.

I know exactly how old I am and I know roughly how old you are, m7.

I’m not sure u do (to the first bit).