Not to say that my school or so called home town would do much better, I have zilch contact with anyone from my life back then, absolutely zilch and sometimes when I randomly meet people from back then I'm really, really taken aback by how much they appear to lack intelligence, the passage of years hasnt changed them in that respect at all.
Some of them did alright for themselves with money, wives and girlfriends, stories to tell from very interesting lives (sneaking into the US and living illegally for years apparently before being sent back with hot wife and baby in tow in one case) and I'd be jealous about that but they'll ask what I'm doing and respond like its baffling but uninteresting when I tell them.
Although that would seem to take the whole idea of "talking shit" to a whole new level. I met up with a bunch of people on friday, we talked video games, illicit sexual misadventures and terrible car accidents but people were pretty "merry" by that stage. That shitty moment when someone asks "what school did you go to?" cam up too, I hate that, in NI its code pretty much for "well, then, are you one of us or one of the other?".