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    It's time for the Grumpy Old Graduate Society. Post here if you want to join and for GOG chat. (I edit to put in a list of the members when I get the chance).

    Would be nice if it was a sticky!

    Honourable Members

    ChemistBoy
    Chicken
    Da Bachtopus
    Ethereal
    Expression
    flexiblefish
    hobnob
    nikk
    PQ
    scarlet ibis
    sweetcherry
    swiftuk
    the_alba
    The Boosh
    walshie
    yourjoyismylow
    Ygraine

    Associates (Those who are grumpy but not yet graduates)

    steerpike

    Honourary Members

    Chuck Norris (First Class Honours in Pain)
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    First to post!
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    Joinage of the soc please
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    (Original post by PQ)
    woohooo (oh sorry - too happy) I mean "that'll do" :grump:
    I motion that we redefine as a wry, grumpy smile signifying the wry, grumpy sort of happiness that is still permissible in our society.

    And I also suggest that we devise our own type of vanity sig listing all our achievements in terms of grumpiness, in order to counter all those happy-smiley 10 A* at GCSEs sigs.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    And I also suggest that we devise our own type of vanity sig listing all our achievements in terms of grumpiness, in order to counter all those happy-smiley 10 A* at GCSEs sigs.
    I put a spoiler in so that the inquisitive can see my academic achievements but I think I'll replace it with:

    I already have my degree so I don't give a **** what your predicted grades are.

    GOGSoc is now an official soc so get your requests in. We also need to decide on a leader.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    I put a spoiler in so that the inquisitive can see my academic achievements but I think I'll replace it with:

    I already have my degree so I don't give a **** what your predicted grades are.

    GOGSoc is now an official soc so get your requests in. We also need to decide on a leader.
    Alternatively you could expand it to include the grades you got on the individual papers of your undergraduate degree as well. People on TSR are dying to know that sort of thing, apparently...
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Alternatively you could expand it to include the grades you got on the individual papers of your undergraduate degree as well. People on TSR are dying to know that sort of thing, apparently...
    Excellent, especially because St Andrews use a non-linear 20 point grading system that I won't explain.
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    I'm a grumpy old graduate :mad:

    I also think putting my grades in my sig would not be the best of ideas, especially my organic chemistry final paper...ahem...
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    (Original post by PQ)
    See if I did that I'd have to tell everyone that I got 25% for "Physical Geographies" in my second year...

    (it was one of 2 extra modules I took and was 60% coursework - which I didn't bother doing because it was dull, but I sat the exam for a laugh anyway)
    Well, judging by the GCSE/A-level achievements sigs, you've got two options, really: you could either give the real mark and illustrate your dismay through an appropriate smiley (:mad:, obviously), possibly followed by a lengthy explanation in brackets (the lecturer sucked, my granny got ill, my computer broke, there was an earthquake and anyway i obviously only did that paper for a joke lol) or you could lie and retrospectively award yourself 75% in the safe knowledge that no-one will be able to check anyway. Both of those are good TSR practice.
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    Stop, you are giving me a hernia!

    Now we still need a glorious leader... I vote PQ because she's important round these parts.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    Stop, you are giving me a hernia!

    Now we still need a glorious leader... I vote PQ because she's important round these parts.
    seconded, unless PQ or anyone else disagrees.
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    Im in.
    But i dont want to be GOG overlord because im lazy.
    PQ - youre my man.
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    (Original post by The Boosh)
    Im in.
    But i dont want to be GOG overlord because im lazy.
    PQ - youre my man.
    Is she now?:p:

    Anyway, for what it's worth, I agree - PQ for GOGSoc Overlady!
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    I do believe we have achieved a majority.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Blimey!

    But I'm not even a student - I'm the enemy of all you postgrads/future academics...I'm a member of the administration - and even worse the CENTRAL administration - not the nice lade in the office who helps sort out expense claims!

    I set targets and quantify things and point out that you aren't quite as great as you like to think you are :eek:
    But that's perfect, because that's why we are all so grumpy!
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Blimey!

    But I'm not even a student - I'm the enemy of all you postgrads/future academics...I'm a member of the administration - and even worse the CENTRAL administration - not the nice lade in the office who helps sort out expense claims!

    I set targets and quantify things and point out that you aren't quite as great as you like to think you are :eek:
    That sounds exactly like the sort of person we need to compile the GOGSoc International Grumpiness League Table (GIGLT). Excellent.

    By the way, CB, you still haven't added Boosh to the list yet...
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    6 members, not bad. surely there has to be some more GOGs out there. What about all the IR and finance and business TarnakaV LSE lot, surely they must get annoyed at some times or are they just far to happy that they will end up with oodles of cash.
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    Hmm.... I was going to post to ask to join, but realised I am a bit ahead of myself since I still have 3 months left to graduate! Doh!

    Reserve me a place because I am definitely grumpy enough...
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    (Original post by nikk)
    Hmm.... I was going to post to ask to join, but realised I am a bit ahead of myself since I still have 3 months left to graduate! Doh!
    Oh, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on... You can make up for it though extra grumpiness for the time being, you know.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Oh, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on... You can make up for it though extra grumpiness for the time being, you know.
    :mad: :mad: :mad: Hmph, If I have to.... *grumble*

    :p:

    EDIT - Oh, I like this! No more pretending to be happy and nice! :eek:
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