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Sunday, 17 September 2017

'Snowflake' freshers receive Paddington Bear-style wristbands to remind them where they live!

"Thousands of 'snowflake' students are to be issued with brightly coloured wristbands printed with their address and emergency contact details this Freshers Week.

In a move labelled patronising by academics, more than 13,000 freshers including students at Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool will be given the Paddington Bear-style wristbands in case they forget where they live during boozy nights out." Full story here



My heart goes out to the modern day University students, it's clearly a very tough gig. Many running up £60K in debts to get a degree, with the grim prospect of having to actually work for a living. Then they have to find the safe areas within the Uni, can't have them upset with controversial conversation. The next problem is working out what gender you are (over thirty these days) and to cap it all, if you lose your wristband, you could be wondering the streets lost. Us old fogies had it so easy when we left School around fifty years ago, we knew who we were, what we were, and where we were going.

Eddie

17 comments:

Lee said...

Bloody hell! What next!!!!!?????

I'm still trying to find my way home! Now I know the reason why! lol

Lynn said...

That might be a good thing for memory challenged adults. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Well, in my study days we couldn't have afforded to get drunk if we had wanted to, we were there to learn and that's what we did! Hugs Valerie

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh for goodness sake, getting lost once in a while is all part of growing up! The safe areas are ridiculous too, as then how are the poor dears going to cope with real life once they leave the safety of their college?

Tom said...

...oh boy!

Mac n' Janet said...

It's amazing how all of us survived without all this tosh. Wonder who took care of us, maybe we took care of ourselves.

Catarina said...

The thought is very disturbing, let alone their reality.

It was different in the past... we did not feel the danger of this or that. Our focus was to study. Our parents were paying for everything.

Christine said...

yes modern life is complicated.

only slightly confused said...

I wouldn't be young now for all the beer on campus.

Carol Blackburn said...

That's so sad. Our young people these days are bombarded with all these things we never gave a second thought about.

bill burke said...

Boy, times have changed.

carol l mckenna said...

Ludicrous ~ this is suppose to teach responsibility? It's a joke right? Not real?

(A ShutterBug Explores)

HRBennett87 said...

Oh for fuck's sake... To one side, I often see eye to eye on many arguments being made by my younger peers in support of a more fair society. But pardon me when I say 'What the fuck is this shit?' You wanna get trashed, go get trashed. You wanna stay home and study, stay home and study. You want to know where you live, take five fucking minutes to memorize it. Good god in heaven, the amount of coddling is just increasing with each generation.

Mark said...

I agree. Those debt levels are worrisome.

Out on the prairie said...

Sad to get so far in debt, but in the long run hopefuly it will remain useful

Snowbird said...

How cute is that.xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

This is crazy! LOL!