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 Post subject: Exam rituals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:04 am 
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Just wondering if anyone else has come across this?

my son has this thing about wearing exactly the same clothes for every exam, a particular pair of trousers - with a hole in one leg - an old england football top and the same hoody. he says he feels more comfortable like this so i've not said anything. he also has to have exactly the same breakfast and take the same snack - even the same brand of bottled water :roll:

is this normal?

how can i persuade him to dress more smartly for the kes exam?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:07 pm 
Hi,

So long as he is not like this about everything, I wouldn't worry about it. He is probably just being superstitious and feels 'luckier' sticking to the same routine.My son always wants to wear the same knackered old trainers in competitions as he believes he performs better in them! Just leave him to it.
Don't worry about not impressing kes with his appearance, the kids turn up wearing all sorts from jacket and tie, tracksuits and what you have described. All they are interested in is how he performs in the exam.

If he gets an interview though, he may need smarten up !


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:51 pm 
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don't worry about what they wear! plenty of people have rituals for events - the national sports teams are full of them, one cricketer wore an ancient touring cap for years, umpire Shepherd stood one leg when the score was 111, some where the same bit of kit all through the series....


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 Post subject: Shep
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Umpire Shep.....RIP....great character.


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Um, how strange my son is exactly the same! He has to wear a T shirt his dad bought him, a hoodie his sister gave him for his birthday and jeans I got him.. My Job is to make sure his "uniform" is washed and ready for each test!

If he is lucky enough to get an interview at KES will have to go on a shopping trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Shep
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:42 pm 
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za1 wrote:
Umpire Shep.....RIP....great character.


wasn't he just!
Like Dickie Bird, he kept the mood friendly because people repected him


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:24 am 
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thanks for the advice - fortunately he seems pretty normal otherwise - i suppose its better than wanting to take in his teddy!


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