Just over a year ago now I was trapped on a bus with a schoolgirl who informed everyone loudly that she was literally going to DIE if her iphone didn’t arrive the next morning. I was reminded of her tonight, when a student on my train announced to her friends that she would actually kill herself if she had to stand up for the 20 minute journey up to Banbury.
Twenty minutes later she was still whining loudly about the fact that the train was actual carnage, and I was about ready to buy her a razor blade. Or at least deliver a lecture on the etymological roots of “carnage“, potentially including a demonstration.
Oh, did I mention that this was after she’d commented that the students on her friend’s uni course really needed to expand their vocabulary?