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    (Original post by mmanj)
    Just pure at the idea of 'Invigilators Monthly'

    Ten ways to perfect that steely frown.
    The secrets behind ridiculously good time-keeping.
    How not to drop test papers.
    etc.

    Have you ever caught your invigilators playing games?

    I get really paranoid when they stand next to my desk, its either battleships, or stand next to the ugliest kid.

    Theres also the stand next to the person whos most likely to fail the exam, which requires a bit more skill.

    And then invigilator chicken, where they both walk down the aisle towards eachother, personally never seen a collision though.
    Lmao!!! You're gonna have me looking out for these now! I have heard of the "stand next to the ugly kid" one though. I mean they got to have something to do, must be a pretty boring job! But if I was doing it, I would play that game and burst out laughing!
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    :], Yeah, admittedly I wouldn't blame them for it. Battleships has got to be a favourite, I love the idea of some kind of long-drawn out tactical game that they play over like a three-week period. Kinda like the gladiators of the invigilator world.
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    (Original post by mmanj)
    :], Yeah, admittedly I wouldn't blame them for it. Battleships has got to be a favourite, I love the idea of some kind of long-drawn out tactical game that they play over like a three-week period. Kinda like the gladiators of the invigilator world.
    Haha that would be pretty cool!
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    There's always the two invigilators who despise one another and compete for the standing place at the front of the room, forcing the other one to perch on a desk to create the impression that they're not really bothered, when in reality she was desperate for that spot at the front.

    Then there's the one who deliberately leaves the curtains open for the start of the exam and slowly draws them after 5 minutes, making a loud squeaking noise in the process.

    There's always one who, before arriving for the exam, tests her biros for the one that makes the loudest clicking noise, and spends the entire exam playing the rhythm part for Lionel Richie's 'Hello' by turning the pen on and off.

    Don't forget the one that approaches the meekest, skinniest, most nervous Year 8 and whispers "You touch yourself at night" into their ear, before sneaking off to loudly chisel the grafitti off someone else's desk whilst they are attemping to answer a long division question.

    And I'm only talking about the professionally-minded ones here.
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    Hehe thats some good stuff, someone should blatantly make some kind of film documenting the lives of invigilators and all their backstories.

    We just tend to make them up when we're bored. We have 'pandaman' who always has rings under his eyes (he lost the ability to sleep and wonders the hall invigilating into the night). And then we have one whos obsessed with making sure no-one has a wonky desk, probably due to some traumatic desk related incident in her past.

    And we've got 'Trevor' who refused to stop collecting papers even when two other invigilators were shouting at him to wait. He's a bit of a maverick.
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    Count yourself lucky.

    Whilst I've got nothing out of the ordinary to complain about sitting the papers, my crappy school cant even keep track and courier the papers to the exam hall properly!

    2 people (myself included) have had exam papers go missing already!
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    And we've got 'Trevor' who refused to stop collecting papers even when two other invigilators were shouting at him to wait. He's a bit of a maverick.
    Woah, talk about stickin' it to the man. Did they shred his Invigilator's Licence after that, reducing him to a blubbering mess?

    "I beg of you, don't do it!"

    "Negative. The senior candidate has breeched paper reference 'HGT5' and must be terminated from the Technical Invigilatory Hirachy. You may not re-assemble your shredded licence. You may bring prepared notes into your appeal exam. The maximum mark for this shredding is 60."
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    I final thought before I go to bed, maybe there's an Invigilator's forum somewhere on the internet, where they discuss these things.

    User 'Sxy Invgltr" said: "loz dat is wel funi, I did da same fing wid dis lil nob, stole is pen mate! roflllllzzzz.!"
 
 
 

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