- GE (Great Erasmus)
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- Real Name: Stephen O'Rourke
- Location: East Anglia
I really related to your description of acting as a curtain. I didn't have to do this exact thing, but it's how you described the low-level, almost trivial stuff that a teacher, matron or tutor would laugh at if you raised concerns about it, but are all little straws to break the camel's back. I remember doing similar slave-like tasks for the older kids that were laughed about, as you say treated as character-building, but looking back they were really quite bad, and makes me wonder what the perpetrators are like as adults.
I remember as a Squit being made to do back massages for the LE; having to stand completely still and have my back used as a writing desk for prep; and being told in the dayroom to go to the 2nd floor to retrieve some random small item like a pen, and then come back and be told to get another item and so on, about 10 consecutive times. I think it never me did any long-term harm as it didn't really escalate and I had forgotten about most of it, but anyway I relate totally to your description of it.
Also I'd forgotten of the existence of the term "Harry's Alley" for about 20 years so thanks for that
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- Real Name: David Redshaw
- Location: Saltdean, East Sussex
And to be fair to the place, falling off the Sicker drain pipe is, I hope, something that you can look back on with some wry amusement.