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Monday, 3 September 2007

GCSE disappointment

My darling neighbour Melissa telephoned me a week ago, filled with woe and sorrow. Her divine son Alexi had received his GCSE results, and all hopes for a future career in banking appear to have been dashed.

"Alexi got a 'C' in business studies," she wailed.

I really did not know what to say, she was devastated...

This evening I met Melissa at the train station and the sobbing and screeching has finally subsided, however her eyes were still swollen from sobbing and she appeared pale from lack of sleep. I asked; "What about his other subjects darling friend - how has Alexi fared overall?" trying to sound sensitive and not overly optimistic.

"He got ten A stars," she said, "Mostly in damned science subjects...OHMYGOD he will be the bottom of the heap. How will he provide for a family? Everyone knows that medicine pays a pittance..."

"The poor boy," I agreed, feigning horror. "Never mind, perhaps he could still get into a good university if he does well at A level."

James says Melissa has dulwichmumitis!


Frog in the Field said...

Did she say he got an -ology?
(cue maureen Lipman hovering over an icing scroll-topped cake)

mutterings and meanderings said...

The spiteful child, doing that to his poor mother...

Rebecca said...

A doctor??! How shameful!

Rob Clack said...

Well, he could become Chancellor of the Exchequer. Last I heard you didn't need any financial skills to do that.

IngeniousRose said...

Dulwich Mum, Rob Clark is absolutely right! Anyway it can't be that bad - surely the family have connections?!!

IngeniousRose said...

I meant CLACK, sorry Rob, you must be sick of that!

dulwichmum said...

Perfect Frog,

I think the "ology" is the problem. There is no money to be made in an ology!

Lovely M&M,

You are such a Dulwichmum!

Sweet Rebecca,

And you in Australia too! Another Dulwichmum, see? We are everywhere, (sigh)...

Oh darling Rob!

Thanks for that, I shall text her right now!

Oh IngeniousRosieBaby,

I am sure you are right. They are bound to know someone - daddy is practically the Chancellor!

debio said...

When i worked in the City a 'C' in Business Studies was genius level.

Am I merely a dinosaur or do the City-types actually need to display anything more than the old school tie nowadays?

@themill said...

Oh, the shame.