Originally Posted by The Jackeens
(Whiteshoes you paid attention in Latin Class...)
You had to. We had an evil, sadistic deputy Head by the nickname of "Sticker" (nothing to do with billposting, although he was in my class) who took us for classics.
He would delight in humiliating and physically abusing kids that would just not be tolerated today. He would direct a tough question at a pupil and then take up a position behind him and drum forcibly on the poor sod's skull with his stubby fingers or sometimes a boardrubber. If this painful treatment did not elicit the correct answer, extra prep or a detention was dispensed.
The number of times I was cowering in my seat, hoping that he wouldn't pick on me next 'cos I didn't know the answer.......
Still Life is not all that unfair : He had a really ugly wife, who was reminiscent of a constipated goldfish and the extra Latin verse that he dispensed to me, just happened to come up when I went forward for my scholarship exam a fortnight later.