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25 Things You'll Understand If You Were Slightly Obsessed With Stationery At School

Mechanical pencils, customised exercise books, and plastic wallets.

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1. You spent all summer counting down to the days 'til you could do a big back-to-school stationery shop.

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If you were lucky, you got taken to WHSmith and Paperchase so you could weigh up your options.

2. And you always chose folders that coordinated with your notebooks and pencils.

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Matching was important.


5. And naming your pencils was a long, but necessary, task.

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Whether you stuck labels onto them, carved your name into them, or ordered pre-named pencils, you had to make sure no one in your class could steal them.


10. You always filled out the first page of your homework diary in your best handwriting.

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New year, new you.


14. You always customised your boring exercise books with wrapping paper or stickers.

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How else would you make sure everyone knew they were yours?

15. And you had strong opinions about whether thin or thick-lined paper was best, which meant you hated it when you were handed the wrong one.

Ludwig why'd you give me wide ruled paper?!? Get it together dude

Particularly because GCSE exam paper was always thick-lined.

16. You hated giving in neat homework in case you made any mistakes, because you knew the teacher's marking would mess up your page.

When homework looks neat and perfect....but could possibly be all wrongπŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜…


24. When it came to exams, your revision timetable was always a work of art.

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You spent more time making it than actually revising, but whatever.

25. And you know that if you got extra marks for revision presentation, you'd have got straight A*s.

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