I left school nearly 26 years ago.
There followed a few years of the University of Life before returning to education, getting some Highers at a local college and going to the University of Dundee, which was nothing like Life, but at least gave me a piece of paper saying I’d been there.
But I graduated from Dundee nearly 14 years ago.
So why have I been getting a flood of back in school/college/university dreams over the past few months?
Most of them are based around the idea I have assignments to hand in, but I don’t know what the topic is; I had homework but don’t remember being in this class before; and not being able to find the room/teacher/tutor I had to visit 5 minutes ago.
Sometimes these dreams link together and I’ll have the memory of a previous one acting as the past in the present one. And it’s not uncommon for me to wonder why I’m in school when I’m clearly older than the teacher, and probably more qualified.
Usually my dreams are pretty straight forward – like a few days before going to the dentist I’ll usually dream my teeth are all falling out. But I can’t connect to these school dreams at all.
Still at least for the past few years I haven’t had one where I suddenly find I’m missing my trousers and underwear as I enter the classroom.
XKCD had it right with this strip…