Things I still wonder why the hell I did that as a kid...

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TonytheFish Mon 24-Feb-14 14:09:04

20 years later, this still makes me wonder why I was such an odd child!

I was a bit shy granted, but still...

In 2nd year seniors, start of the new school year, new art class and teacher, everyone gets in and sits down at new desks, I was the last one in...and my spot at the table had no chair!

So, did I mention to the teacher that there was no chair! nope.

What I did, was sort of crouch down, into some fake sitting position and stay there for the entire double period! Pretending to sit! As if no one would notice...!

It is this sort of thing, that means I will never ever attend a school reunion!

shakinstevenslovechild Mon 24-Feb-14 14:14:38

I once wondered what it would be like to use a pencil sharpener on my little finger - quite painful as it turned out.

I also had an English project where we had to write a story about a pirate and some islands, and I named all the islands things like 'Dikless Island' and 'Fukker Island' somehow thinking the teacher would never notice. I got a weeks worth of detention for that.

I could actually go on forever about ridiculous things I did in school that make no sense at all grin

hootloop Mon 24-Feb-14 14:16:52

Hahahaha that is the kind of thing I did.
I was at school in the evening once for a concert and had left my music in lower school (concett was in upper school ) so had to walk yhrouh the pitch black dining hall to get it and my music teacher was coming the other way but I didn't realise it was him and screamed and only thanks to his quick reactions did he miss getting hit with my flute case.
I still think about that and wonder why I didn't switch the lights on (I know know really I wss scared of yhe caretaker and didn't want to get told off)

shouldnthavesaid Mon 24-Feb-14 14:18:57

I pulled my knickers off in the corner of the playground :/ goodness knows why.

Also ate the cress that we grew in the classroom.

I shall now namechange..

Innogen Mon 24-Feb-14 14:20:04

I ate a worksheet that I really didn't want to do once.

TonytheFish Mon 24-Feb-14 14:20:50

Oh, we had to draw a village for some class or other, and I named it Glenville, after my crush! But I think that was pretty run of the mill for teenage girls!

I once spent an entire day, aged 12, pretending my knee had "locked" in place! Why? I've no idea, but made for some difficulty getting up the stairs to the top deck of the school bus!

I carried that on all evening and into the night, and remember my sister and mom coming in to my room when I was meant to be asleep, but was only pretending, and them trying to bend it! But in my 12 year old mind, I was cleverly defeating them, as I was only pretending to be asleep, and they would never know!!

furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 24-Feb-14 14:22:16

cryin g wth laughter here

I stabbed a brooch pin through my thumbnail to see if it would hurt. It did.

And in a drama class we were doing role play and I was asked to take notes. Except I didn't know if I was supposed to be really taking notes, or pretending to take notes, so I sat and pretended to write on a pad of paper for 40 minutes. And at the end the teacher wondered why I hadn't really written anything blush

FoxesRevenge Mon 24-Feb-14 14:23:27

grin Hilarious

CooEeeEldridge Mon 24-Feb-14 14:24:33

I REALLY really wanted a proper wig. Begged and begged, for a year, eventually got one for combined bday and Chrisymas present. It was a 'proper' ladies one but inevitably it looked shit on a 10 year old so I never wore it. No idea why I wanted one?!

FoxesRevenge Mon 24-Feb-14 14:24:47

I was only thinking this same thing the other day and wondering if other's did as many stupid things as I did.

I have done a few things but I would be totally outed as family and friends who know come on here too.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 24-Feb-14 14:26:59

I used to have catchphrases I made up - they were never funny.i repeatedly dropped them into conversation hoping they would catch on

in junior school I held countless endless improvised puppet shows in class - (allowed by the teacher) where the whole class had to listen to my ramblings

CrazyOldCatLady Mon 24-Feb-14 14:27:52

I once wondered what would happen if I closed a stapler on my finger.

Blood. Lots and lots of blood.

I once sat on the edge of the stage in school and tried to pull my friend up. I fell 5 feet and landed on my chin.

Blood. Lots and lots of blood.

My friends and I once used one of the curtains at the side of the stage (you know the narrow ones?) as a swing, with a knot tied in it.

When it (inevitably) fell down we bundled it under a chair and ran like the wind.

At least there was no blood that time.

travellingwilbury Mon 24-Feb-14 14:28:37

Did anybody else talk on those weird teen phone chat lines ? We used to do it regularly and then meet up with randoms .

And we think the internet is a scary place . Teens have always done dumb stuff .

hootloop Mon 24-Feb-14 14:30:50

Oh yes, I once wet myself on my friends drive because I was too nervous to ask to go to the loo. Then I ran off without saying anything and jumped in the river (in the park a minute or two walk away)- went back and pretended I was wet because of the river.

fideline Mon 24-Feb-14 14:32:44

"I ate a worksheet that I really didn't want to do once."

Innogen {grin]

fideline Mon 24-Feb-14 14:33:10

grr grin

hootloop Mon 24-Feb-14 14:33:53

And we once had to do a presentation about sea pollution in science. I wrote a song about oil spills killing guillemots and made my best friend sing it with me complete with flapping wing dance. We were about 14.

noswingpark Mon 24-Feb-14 14:34:09

When I was 13 I went to watch a play with my family and the performers asked if it was anyone's birthday, I put my hand up (no idea why it wasnt my birthday). My mother and 17yr old sister were looking at me and mouthing put your bloody hand down. Next thing the spot light was on me and everyone was singing happy birthday. I just sat there grinning.

hootloop Mon 24-Feb-14 14:35:31

I have loads of these, I didn't get the lead role in our last school production so I ripped up the script and threw it at the Drama teacher.

furlinedsheepskinjacket are you me? I did puppet shows too, endorsed by my bloody wonderful teacher. I have to admit I would be fucked off now if DS came home and told me he'd spent an hour or so a day listening to another child's stream of consciousness.

I am REALLY sniggering at the "locked" knee, wigged-up 10yr old and eaten work sheet! Kids are so friggin bizarre.

I know I did things like this, I'm trying to think of some of them...

nicename Mon 24-Feb-14 14:39:40

And yet we still ask our kids 'what made you do it???'

MacBee Mon 24-Feb-14 14:40:10

I made up lies. So many lies all the time. To be fair this was only at one secondary school (I went to several schools) and I was desperately unhappy and quite depressed. But I lied to everyone about everything. Bad lies, too, transparent, obvious lies.

Also in primary school me and another girl were punished for playing a game whereby we recited a rhyme as we slowly rolled up our skirts. I can still remember it: "One, two, three and four, come on boys if you want some more, five, six, seven, eight drop skirts sorry boys you're much too late!"
I am so embarrassed.

AscoyneDAscoyne Mon 24-Feb-14 14:40:25

I used to phone an adult gay chat line for a chat blush not sure what my 13yo self got out of it. It stopped when my parents decided to get itemised phone bills.

I had the worlds worst perm as a teen, expecting a cascade of tumbling waves and ended up with shampoo and set style old lady hair.

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