Freshers working hard on ridiculous personas
TEENAGERS about to start university are developing absurd new personalities in an attempt to seem interesting.
18-year-old Tom Booker has decided to call himself 'Tommo the Poet' and begun wearing a trainer on his left foot and a boot on the right.
He said: "'Tommo' is a visionary wordsmith who gets laid most nights, as opposed to 'Tom' who works in the stock room at Argos and puts concealer on his spots.
"I've written the names of some musical icons on my stationary, after googling 'old punk bands'.
"I'm going to tell everyone that my parents were punk poets who died of drug overdoses. It's kind of true, I mean they're dead inside from doing their corporate finance jobs. I still love them, of course."
Emma Bradford is soon to start her first year at Warwick, and plans to call herself 'DJ Bass Monkey'.
She said: "No one knows I've got a pony and I want to keep it that way. My university persona is urban and hedonistic, with a big coat, but still somewhat open to meeting rich boys and marrying into money."
Careers advisor Julian Cook said: "Pretending to be cool for the first time can be intimidating.
"The main thing is don't spray people with saliva when you talk and write the details of your 'most illegal experience' on your wrist for easy reference."