Friends, Graduates, lend me your wallets…

A heart-felt congratulations to everyone who graduated yesterday, it was wonderful seeing everybody proudly file up on stage, and it made me realise how many wonderful people I was privileged to meet over the course of this magical year at Manchester Business School.

I hope the poor guy who was knocked unconscious by the bus is ok. I really felt like I should stop and help in some way, but there was a free buffet at MBS, and I didn’t want to be late. I believe Johnny actually trampled over that guy’s prone body in his rush to get to the head of the table. Ah, but on the flipside the food wasn’t bad, and there was free beer to those who could get their mitts on it. Me. Every cloud, every cloud…

We did, however, feel more than slightly let down by the complete absence of any of our teachers, who presumably had more important things to do than watch their charges for a year step up and be honoured. It felt odd when some complete stranger shook my hand and congratulated me on my hard work, because anyone who knows me knows that I don’t even enter the building if hard work is knocking about in the vicinity. Hell, I try not to even say that too often, it simply tires me thinking about it. As J.K.J said, “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

Another beef, of course was that Ioannis had to sit on his own, AND wasn’t awarded his certificate despite being our distinction student.

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  1. I still can’t get over this sham of a mockery of a sham. I’m glad the rest of you managed to get free grub and food, at least, but what a fuck**g cock up. I remember my graduation day, and despite my protestations that I didn’t want to be there and I wasn’t at all proud, I’d have been totally gutted if my dossing around, hard work hadn’t been acknowledged in the right way. And for someone who deserves recognition as much as Yanni, this is a bloody insult of a disgrace.
    Can I sign the petition? 🙂

  2. Ioannis

     /  18 December, 2005

    The absence of teachers was another fascinating fact about this graduation. I wonder why they didn’t join. Actually, I don’t.

  3. thank you for your encourage:)

    things are getting better and better

    I just finished the first round interview of McKinsey today

    it seems we have some chemistry

    hope it goes well^_^

    I know you guyes having a very good time at graduation ceremony

    sooo admire…..

    I am sure we must have opportunities to meet, no matter in UK, or China

    plz inform me if you come to Beijing for Olympic Games^_^


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