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The mark of a dyslexic (Rousse)

AO was so severely dyslexic that he bought me a fancy pencil case with the boy’s name Mark incorporated into the design. When I questioned his choice of present, he confessed that he had no idea what the text said. … Continue reading

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Learning to drive in a mark I Ford Escort (Rousse)

I had rashly offered to teach one of my new colleagues how to drive. I regarded this offer as a means of helping Gail and her husband out financially. They only had one income between them because the husband stayed … Continue reading

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An unworthy dissertation on Elizabeth I (Rousse)

SC and I were trying to work in one of the smaller University library reading rooms. While I was still worrying about my degree, she was marking a dissertation on Elizabeth I. She and JK wanted to fail the work … Continue reading

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Marking dispute easily solved (Rousse)

I eagerly awaited the return of my knowledge management essay. When I first saw it, I was pleased with my mark of 85% – but then I heard that another student was awarded 98%! I told the temporary tutor that … Continue reading

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Burn marks on a hardwood floor (Rousse)

With just one day to go we were meant to be preparing the house for N and S’s wedding, not destroying it. TPR should have listened to us when we told him not to move the fireplace. How was he … Continue reading

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Tom Binns, Kev F Sutherland, a trip on the Titanic, and a disputed thesis (Rousse)

Tom Binns was in the pub enjoying a lunchtime drink with my colleague KC. I interrupted their conversation to invite Tom Binns to lunch with me during the Edinburgh Fringe. She (for Tom Binns is really a woman) was reluctant … Continue reading

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Summer skiing with WAGs (Rousse)

I missed all the best events at the conference because TPR objected to my being away from home. This meant that I didn’t meet the premier league footballer’s model girlfriend on the summer ski slopes. Instead I was forced to … Continue reading

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