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Slamming doors, dramatic sighs – it can only mean one thing in our house: exam season

Bill Linnane


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We all remember what school exams felt like. Picture posed

We all remember what school exams felt like. Picture posed

We all remember what school exams felt like. Picture posed

The temperatures are rising, we are entering an area of high pressure, and everyone is feeling the heat. And the weather is nice too, because it is, of course, exam season.

If you have children of a certain age you will already be aware of the rising incidence of door slams, dramatic sighs, and accusations that other members of the household are creating a disturbance. It doesn’t matter if that disturbance is a buzzing fly, washing machine in spin cycle, or younger sibling eating an apple too noisily, everything is as loud as a jet engine and twice as annoying to the stressed-out student. Of course, it’s hard not to feel empathy for them — we all remember what school exams felt like because the experience is burned onto our psyches.


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