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71 Responses to How To Carry Your Books At School

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Link: How To Carry Your Books At School - As told by the genius mastermind of `Tales of Mere Existence.`
  2. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
    527 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    This was totally me in middle school.
  3. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    You know, I`ve recently been thinking about just getting a messenger bag and carrying my stuff around in it.

    By god if people make fun I`ll just swing the damn thing in their face. Make fun of my pur... Uhhh... Messenger bag, will you?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    That;s how I carry my bookbag.
  5. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7476 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    wow, he always makes me feel that much better about my life thus far.
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    That`s why you cross the strap of your messenger bag over your chest. Much less purse-like and (in my mind) more comfortable.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    I went from backpack (2 shoulders) to messenger bag to backpack (1 shoulder).
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    lemurs366 Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    it`s funny, `cause a i know a guy named Lev and he`s actually the coolest guy in my whole school. So cool he dropped out. Too cool for school
  9. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    Backpack tight two shoulders <3
  10. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    I used the bags with wheels because my back couldn`t handle all those books. My entire high school involved people kicking the crap out of my bag like it was a football.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    i used a backpack like a normal person using both straps, now i use a messenger bag strapped across the chest hanging in the back...like "the big cool kids" (college version).
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    What the heck? who carries the book in their arms like that? its all about backpacks people
  13. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    August 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    I carry my books the "girl way" with my arms folded over them, or when I carry a bag, I use both shoulders unless it`s heavy, and then I just use one shoulder, for some reason.

    I use to use a tote but after a year of carrying all of my bags one side, I started walking slightly sideways, even without the bag, so I stopped
  14. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    Lev`s stories are always so depressing...
  15. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    I used to have the shoulder bag (still see people with them in college, I never had a problem with it being dorky or anything) but my books were so heavy that my shoulder ended up being in pain all the time. I eventually switched to a normal backpack which I still use and it works just fine. Only problem is I used the shoulder bag for so long that it actually injured my shoulder and caused pain any time I tried to lift anything, get into my locker, or wear my normal backpack and it didn`t heal until I started college where I didn`t need to carry around quite as many books. Moral of the story: shoulder bags = evil.
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    Max13007 Male 18-29
    200 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    depressingly hilarious
  17. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    True story:

    I got my books dumped a total of 2 times in my life.

    I was the new kid, and I met the school bully.
    He dumped my books and said "pick them up".
    I obliged.
    He dumped my books again and said "I said pick them up!"
    I kicked him so hard in the shin that he did a full 360 front flip (something I wasn`t aware I could do to another human being, but whatever).

    Now whilst this resulted in a rivalry that lasted about 5 years, nobody dumped my books after that.
  18. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    1) Take books that you need for the day so you don`t have to lug them all around.
    2) Put books in backpack.
    3) Become a god.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    I used to use a leather strap, an older belt I had, and carry them under one arm. Keeps your books and papers together even if they are knocked out of your hand. If you wrap the strap around your hand you can retrieve your books without kneeling or bending over. Not to mention the strap can come in handy during a fight.
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    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    man... good thing im illiterate. these books look like a pain
  21. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    1) Take books that you need for the day so you don`t have to lug them all around.

    2) Put everything in your locker

    3) you only need to carry around one book at a time...
  22. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    @JUGGALETTEx0- Books weigh almost nothing (or at least mine did). I never had any problem carrying books around in my backpack, and as an added bonus I didn`t need to walk back to a locker every time I forgot or needed something.

    LOCKERS ARE FOR CHUMPS. BACKPACKS ARE THE WAY FORWARD, ORDER TODAY!
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    Kernel Male 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Carry them under one arm and beat the poo out of the jackass who knocks them out of your arms.

    It`ll never happen again.
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    @addler:

    Amusing. Amusing indeed.
  25. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    It`s just kinda a pain in the ass to carry them everywhere....I used to always forget them and lose them until I started to just keep them in my locker.
  26. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    Books weigh nothing? My books were heavy buggers.

    My Physics book alone was apparently 4.1 pounds. I took 8 subjects.

    (Geo, Math, English, Business, Physics, Italian, Islamic Studies, Arabic) all of which had similar textbooks.

    That`s approx 32 pounds. Considering in high school I was about 120 pounds... That`s over a quarter of my bodyweight.
  27. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Bookbags are also against the rules in most grade schools and high schools anymore.

    Apparently they`re a fire hazard when people set them out in the isles between desks...
  28. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    "Most" Altaru? Consider I`ve never even heard of any place banning backpacks, I doubt that most do that. If my high school banned them they`d have to give us more than 5 minutes between classes because most of the time I couldn`t even make it to my locker and to class on time in the first place, and there`s no way I`d chug around ~3 giant books at a time without a bag.
  29. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    This guy sounds like he was incredible awkward in school.
  30. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    @LillianDulci

    What are you thinking of as a bookbag? Those little drawstring packs?

    Every school I`ve been to has banned THESE bookbags.



    At least, in Ohio, it`s a statewide thing too.

    THESE and THESE are still allowed, though.
  31. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    wow...I`ve NEVER heard of any school anywhere banning backpacks...
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    August 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    When I type in something about book bag bans in ohio nothing comes up...I`ve tried almost everything. There is something with an indivuidal school but no info on any statewide bans...
  33. Profile photo of Arbniter20
    Arbniter20 Male 13-17
    332 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    I love this guy. Haha. At my school, anything that can hold a book in it is banned. I`m serious. That`s the rule. They don`t even allow the drawstring bags that you see there. I use one for my gym clothes but i have to wrap it in a jacket so people don`t see it... It sucks. :/
  34. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    backpacks are banned at some schools because they`re fire hazards and take up too much space or something.
    Oh yeah i forgot, mine is one, but i still use one because im a cool kid.

    (i really did forget until half way through)
  35. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    Yeah...

    Maybe not MOST schools, but I do know that the Fire Marshall says it`s a fire hazard to have bookbags in the classroom, so every school I`ve been too, and a lot more from what they say, has banned them to stay out of trouble...

    When I type in something about book bag bans in ohio nothing comes up...I`ve tried almost everything. There is something with an indivuidal school but no info on any statewide bans...
    It`s not an expressly written state law, it`s just written into the Code of Conduct for the school. And many school districts have gone along with it.
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    Rawrandmer Female 13-17
    282 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    In my middle school we couldn`t have backpacks AT ALL. now I start high school/college (advanced programs) and I HAVE TO HAVE TWO BACKPACKS! insanity.
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    Ninja-Nerd Male 18-29
    139 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    Banning bags? What the hell.
  38. Profile photo of Dolomyte
    Dolomyte Male 18-29
    102 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    Each year of middle school and high school my book bag grew. At my senior year I had a duffle bag that practically held my entire locker.
    In college I soon found out the value in the books when I had two separate bags of books. One day when I went out to my truck at the end of my classes I find my morning class book bag empty. Someone had broke into my truck and just stole the books because the bookstore was at that point in the semester buying back the books, pennies on the dollar. But I didn`t have my books for my finals in those classes, sucked big time.
  39. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 12:56 am
    My middle school didn`t allow backpacks, but high school did. In middle school I ended up carrying around this huge stack of books because they gave us like two minutes at our lockers so I simply didn`t go to my locker. In high school I typically carried most of my books all day as well, so I had a big backpack. In college I typically have to carry a big backpack as well. It has strengthened my arms and back, but I`ve also heard that carrying too much can lead to back problems.
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    kuuipo7283 Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 1:22 am
    That was stupid...I want the last 3:16 of my life refunded.
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    42467 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 4:05 am
    Middle School? Allowed to have backpacks, not allowed to take them between classes. Highschool? We are. However, that one arm strap thing is actually REALLY uncommon in my school. Most people use both straps. And also.. My bookbag was broken most of last year so I had to carry it around by that top strap O_O. Remember Kiddies, once you get into highschool, You`ll never use a locker again =P
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 4:53 am
    Anyone who carries their books under their arm at my school, get them knock out easily lol.

    But it looks so much cooler D:
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    Dylan_Dog Male 18-29
    63 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 5:24 am
    Am T the only one who finds this guy`s voice incredibly annoying?
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 5:28 am
    @Dolomyte

    Well that story is depressing. People are d!cks.

    I stopped carrying books my senior year, when i realized there were extra copies in the room for every class. Yes it took me 3 yrs to figure that out.
  45. Profile photo of CurlybackJoe
    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 5:41 am
    If your nerdy at my school then you are going to get picked on. Regardless of how you carry your books.
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    Floupe Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2010 at 5:45 am
    Nice Tip :]
    On second thought.
    Just tuck the loop in or cut it off.
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    Rossengan Male 13-17
    20 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 6:08 am
    Pure genius. I love this guy.
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 6:36 am
    We weren`t allowed to carry bookbags around, so everyone developed Herculean strength because the math books were sooo freaking huge.
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 7:19 am
    When I went to school, I used a backpack from kindergarten until the end of college. And so did every other person I knew.

    Of course, where I went to school, there was no such thing as a locker, so you HAD to carry around all your stuff. "Cool" kids just blew off their homework and didn`t carry anything.
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    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 7:49 am
    It seems that only overweight people wheel their books around. They can`t be bothered to do anything that puts any "stress" on their bodies.
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    BrunoStuff Male 13-17
    23 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 8:04 am
    i tuck my books inside my pants underneath my t shirt
  52. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2010 at 8:06 am
    His stories are great.
  53. Profile photo of riathrift
    riathrift Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 8:06 am
    Freshman through Junior year we were allowed to have backpacks in class, and one of those years I had a bookbag instead... But senior year they stopped allowing backpacks in the classroom. You could have one, but it had to be left in your locker.

    I had one of those zip up binders with a strap (worn like a bookbag) that year and kept all of my books in my locker unless I had to take them home for homework or was in their needed class... but my locker was optimally placed so I -had- to pass it between most of my classes anyway... so I only ever had 1 book at a time.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 8:22 am
    I started off high school with one of those huge backpacks that looked like I was going on a hike. Embarassing...
    Luckily our teachers realized that most of us had lockers that were nowhere near any of our classes, so we were allowed to keep the assigned textbooks in the classroom. I was able to switch to the "cool" messenger bags everyone else had.
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
    965 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 8:25 am
    I hardly know anyone at our schools who DOESN`T use a bag. ;-/ Then again, we don`t use lockers.

    I always used a backpack until second year of high school when I realised that only boys used them, and the girls were moving onto shoulder bags. Then I used a messenger bag for another two years, and now I have a shoulder bag of my own. DX
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 9:16 am
    The guy who narrates these has monotone down pat. He almost sounds like Stephen hawking.

    On another note- my school was overcrowded, and freshmen didn`t get lockers. We had to carry all of our books all day. I broke 5 backpacks that year due to the zippers and straps not being able to handle the weight. The older kids didn`t even have to knock books out of peoples arms. They just sat and watched and laughed at all the freshmen.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2010 at 11:33 am
    lmao.."Simply aghast someone would do something so nerdy they simply didn`t know how to deal with it".

    That was good.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Dammmit, you self-conscious dweebs!
    Get a freaking jet bag!

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    yawn
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    August 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    he`s been on youtube since forever, love him
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    Jui37 Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Ha that made me happy :)
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    love this poo
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Wow, smart.
  64. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    42467 - Never use a locker in high school? I used mine all the time, there was no way I was carrying around 6 classes worth of books to each class! My middle school didn`t even have lockers, though almost every class had a classroom set of books anyway so we rarely had to bring books to school, just notebooks.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    lololeela - I have a friend who wheels her books around in college. She does it because she got into a car accident about a year ago and they told her she`d either have to just not put any strain on her back or have surgery. She opted for the cheaper option and just got a rolling backpack. :P
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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
    382 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    @LillianDulci I never even went to the office to get a locker in my name in all four years of high school.... I never once used a locker... I just stopped carrying books I didn`t need
  67. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    Dagaz20 - Well, I needed every one of my books unless the teacher said otherwise (and my English teacher was the only one who wouldn`t make us bring both books every day). Trust me, I wouldn`t have brought all my books every day if I didn`t need them.
  68. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 7:37 am
    So, we were all assigned lockers. You kept your books in them, among other things. At the beginning of the day you would get out the books you needed for the classes before recess. You would put them away at the end of the last of those classes. Then at the end of recess you would get out the books for the classes you had before lunch, etc.
    Or, if you were me, you grabbed one folder & your school diary and took those to the classes you chose to attend.
  69. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 9:03 am
    whap

    Looks like lillianDulci is making sure all of the comments not directed to her are addressed.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 11:51 am
    Wow, why didn`t he just originally get a bookbag?? Kind of the obvious option. Fail for bitching about easily avoided problems.
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    Mr_Chubbles Female 13-17
    288 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    You goddamn old people and your lockers.. Us young people have to carry six textbooks, two notebooks, and a binder all day every day, and if we want to put our bags down without keeping a close eye on them they get stolen. dont even get me started on the classes that had workbooks, or having to lug arou nd a science project with all this stuff...

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