It's Graduation Week here at the Uni - and you can't walk anywhere without being shoved out the way by enthusiastic mums in flowery dresses taking multiple photos of their kid in a stupid gown and hat. One bint barged into me, didn't say sorry, I tutted and she tutted back at me even louder. I resisted the urge to scream "your kid with a £10,000 student debt will be working in admin in 6 months time, bint!!!"
I'm sure lots of the graduates will go on to illustrious careers - but many will fall by the wayside thanks to the oversubscribed graduate job market. We had an Economics Graduate working a £12k admin job at my last workplace, cos there was "nothing out there for her".
The air crackles with a sort of smug pride that just irritates me, as all parents look forward to talking to everyone about "my son - the one with the degree......", as if "getting a degree" is the passport to a fabulous life of success and wealth. Far from it.
Bah humbug! I'm just sitting here bored shitless as I want to get going to CE, the clock is ticking backwards, I've nowt to do here and everything to do at home - ARGH!