24.10.06

Day 16 (week 4): Holidays

Holidays, it seems, are almost not an option for pupils. Kind of like a game of chicken where if one makes the call, the others may follow. However, no-one is prepared to break ranks and go for booking some time out in case they somehow give the impression that they are not desperate to be taken on. Worrier was the one who came asking whether I was taking any time off over Christmas. I said I was thinking about it which was a lie. There are so few opportunities to get any edge at all over the other pupils that all opportunities need to be seized. The Christmas break is a perfect time to pull ahead of at least one of the pupils who will undoubtedly break rank eventually. I suggested that perhaps we both ask our pupilmasters. Yeh, right.

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