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The Average Day Of A Kid In The '90s

There's only one real way to drink a Kwenchy Kup.

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8.30am: Don't forget to feed your Tamagotchi before slinging your bag over one shoulder and heading off to school.

Keeping your Tamagotchi alive for more than a week was harder than any video game released in the last 10 years.

9.05am: The school day starts off with an assembly, which if you're old enough means feeling like a king and sitting on the benches.

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Unless you were unfortunate enough to sit on the white rubber parts, which felt more like you were sitting on a knife.

9.20am: After assembly you pretty much spend most of the first lesson writing out the date as slow as possible to waste time.

Side note: Your writing was so on point when using a classic Berol pen.

10.20am: Breaktime! Which means it's time to head to the tuck shop and chill with a Kwenchy Kup.

Everyone knows the only way to drink one is by biting a hole in the bottom corner.


Or maybe a Panda Pop is your drink of choice.

10.35am: Next up is maths, where you pull off this trick, making you the next Lenny Henry.


You also pass time during your science lesson by predicting the future with 100% accuracy.

12.10pm: Lunch! You eat as fast as possible so you can make the most of lunchbreak.

Eating is by far the least important part of lunchbreak.


As soon as you get out of the canteen, you head to the yard, where you secretly trade Pokémon cards like you're dealing drugs.

The consequences of getting caught were worse than jail: You could end up losing your shinny Charizard.

1.10pm: Next up it's time to hit the computers, where you have the chance to show off your technological wizardry with your WordArt skills.

Some time before or after dinner, you spend a good amount of time trying to teach your Furby to swear.

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You knew it could be done because your friend told you that they'd seen their cousin's Furby swear.

Or catch up on all the latest gossip via Smash Hits magazine.

A previous version of this piece misspelt the name of the Pokémon species Charizard. Apologies to all Pokémon purists.