DID you pass your GCSEs decades ago, but love to whine and shit on teenagers’ success anyway? Try these buzzkillers:
Begin a sentence with ‘In my day…’
Then bang on interminably about O-levels, CSEs and being allowed to smoke during exams, like the irrelevant, resentful old fossil you are, especially if your only qualifications are in quaintly 1970s subjects like woodcraft and flare-making.
Claim kids these days are spoon-fed
Ignore the fact that 16-year-olds people nowadays work their arses off because ending up in a zero-hours contract for a failing Mike Ashley retail outlet is better than the alternative, and accuse them of being lazy f**kers because you’re old and bitter.
Call GCSE subjects ‘useless’
Sneer all you like about subjects you think are only fit for snowflakes, but media studies, computer science and digital technology qualifications will get them a lot further than your home economics one ever did.
Start a petition to bring back corporal punishment
Why not go full rabid gammon by banging on about ‘no bloody respect’ even though it’s completely unconnected? If you were beaten by adults for minor infractions, they deserve it too, surely?
Barely conceal your resentment about your bad results
It’s painfully apparent that your anger about another generation is all because your own exam results were so bad you were forced to become an apprentice painter and decorator and still, 30 years later, haven’t even got your own van. Have you considered that you might be the thick, lazy one?