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  • That sounds like a plan, rt. I'll get onto that straight away.

    July 29, 2008

  • Well, that's it, then. You have no choice but to have a mandatory picnic. In the purple zone, of course.

    July 29, 2008

  • The enforcers don't call it anything in particular, the zones are our invention.

    The penalties aren't anything really terrible, ususally just a telling off. But periodically our whole year level is taken aside for a stern talk, because we continue to ignore the rule. Occasionally individual people have been screamed at, but that's rare.

    July 24, 2008

  • I'm curious to know what the penality is for being,. um, off-color...zoned-out, or whatever the, um, enforcers call it.

    July 24, 2008

  • Would that Wordie had been around when I was eleven, jenn. It would've made a few years a lot more fun. Although I was even more irritating then than I am now :P

    July 24, 2008

  • And *I* was thinking, "why didn't bilby add mango-duffing ʇ�?q ʇınɹɟ?"

    July 24, 2008

  • I am slow on the uptake today. I was thinking, "plethora is eleven?! Holy s***!"

    July 24, 2008

  • I like it! A student is considered to be in the purple zone if any part of the student is in the zone.

    July 23, 2008

  • It's just that piece of plastic that joins two sections of carpet together, in a doorway for example. It is possible, if the feet are placed heel-to-toe, for two people to stand on the zone itself, facing each other and leaning against the door frame, but often there's about 6 of us, so we sit in our own zones and just have a toe or something in the purple zone.

    July 23, 2008

  • I'm trying to picture this. How thin is the zone? Can two people stand face to face, or do you have to stand next to each other, facing the wall?

    July 23, 2008

  • Possibly. Would I mind?

    Not in the slightest.

    July 23, 2008

  • Would it be impolite if I laughed like a mango-duffing ʇ�?q ʇınɹɟ?

    July 23, 2008

  • One of the more ridiculous rules of my boarding house forbids girls of different year levels being in each others' upstairs areas, invitation or no. The year eleven area and the year twelve area share a doorway (in fact, it is necessary to walk the length of the year 11 floor to get to the year 12 rooms). The purple zone is the thin plastic greyish-purple strip joining the red zone (the year 12 floor with red carpet) and the blue zone (the year 11 floor with blue carpet). This is where we meet to chat.

    Edit: It is probably pertinent to add that we do have common areas, but they are two flights of stairs away and most of our chats take place when the year elevens are confined to their floor because they're meant to be getting ready for bed.

    July 23, 2008