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One teacher said that a nine-year-old in her class, when asked to write a poem about her biggest worry, described her parents' problems with mortgage payments.

Are they going soft?

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"Earlier, the ATL conference voted that young people should have a "right to childhood", away from adult problems such as drugs and financial problems."

It's partly an educational problem. We wonder why there are so many sheeple.

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Hummm, it is a bit soft of them. I expect it to be balanced with the usual EA "eeee, when I were lad, things were hard, eeee, much harder lad ......." I always think of the "Four Yorkshire men sketch" from Monty Python when wiggleswoth and Krusty play that old tune on the fiddle.



You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.


Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!


Well, of course, we had it tough. We used to 'ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve o'clock at night and lick road clean wit' tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit' bread knife.


Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.


And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.



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