Just a couple of days ago, I tried to sell my math teacher this epic deal: if she paid each of us students in her class two dollars, we would each memorise two questions from the state-administered diploma we were taking the week after and reassemble the test once we were done and give it to her, which would give our school, and her class, an advantage over other schools in revision in the upcoming years.
She just laughed and ignored my deal. (But then again so did all of my classmates, who probably weren’t too keen on memorising any questions at all, let alone remembering the test.)
She then proceeded to hand out stacks and stacks of old diploma questions released by the government themselves in an effort to get us prepared for the exam.
After I finished them, I thought to myself, “Great. Another stack of paper I’ll have to deal with.”
Now that I’m actually graduating from high school, I have to seriously think about what exactly I’m going to do with a stack of school paper I’ve been collecting off and on since I was thirteen, which stands approximately my height.
Of course, there are several options my classmates already showed me:
- Chuck everything in the bin the moment the final exam is over (in the sight of the teacher who gave the papers to you).
- Burn it (metal ring folder and all, in a bonfire the size of a school bus).
Actually, that was pretty much the only two options presented to me. I guess anyone who actually recycled their paper didn’t consider it a badge of honour (or audacity) that they did so.
But looking at that stack of paper, it dawned on me that all these pieces of paper I had ever used was all for the purpose of attaining that one piece of paper that counted: my diploma. (Kind of a ridiculous exchange rate, if you ask me.)
But still, if all this paper was technically carried the same worth as my diploma, then it needed to be disposed of in a way that at least made me feel that my twelve years of school wasn’t just being, well, recycled.
I came up with a list of disposal ideas:Continue reading “What to do with all your school notes after you graduate”