Reports are emerging this afternoon that everyone who is not doing the Leaving Cert, is having a really good day today.
And that appears to be for 2 reasons.
The first is that today is the day that reminds the majority of people who have already sat their leaving cert, that they are in fact free from the entire stressful and pointless saga. This feeling of freedom from one of the most boring and frustrating times in a person’s life does huge amounts to lift their spirits and put them in a positive mood.
It’s the same feeling that prisoners of war get when they are reminded that they are not being held captive any more.
Some people become so happy that they decide to drive by a local exam centre screaming out the window calling everyone inside a bunch of saps.
The second reason is obviously the amazing leaving cert weather. Every year when the Leaving Cert kicks off there is a dramatic change in the Irish weather.
It is thought that the concentrated stress, sweat and tears from hormonal teenagers may actually cause dramatic changes in the Irish weather patterns. Research has shown that every year at the time of the exams, clouds disperse, rain stops and temperatures increase.
And many are concluding that this is down to the combination of sweat, tears and hormones making their way into the atmosphere above the country.
Proposals are being put to government, to extend the leaving cert over 3 full months, so that the weather will be far better over a longer period of time and provide a much needed boost to tourism.
Whether those plans are put in place or not, will not matter today to those people not doing exams, as they are set to enjoy some of the best weather that this year has to offer – although many are advising people to stay away from beaches this summer as that’s where racists go now.
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