Monday, September 08, 2008

High School Seniors!!


School has barely begun, but already the seniors are out and about, doing their "traditional" little tricks. Foam sprayed on the lawn next to the T-P'ed trees was their signature--"Seniors"--lucky homeowners.

19 comments:

  1. c'est une forme de bizutage ;o)).

    is a form of hazing ;o)).

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  2. I like your photo with paper rolls.
    Who will clean all that?

    Cheers

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  3. Anybody who has high school students at home here where I live, in Brookville, have their house toilet papered at least once each year. Sometimes it is really thick. Most people just let it hang and when the first or second rain comes it washes the paper away. The paper dissolves.

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  4. Well I must share a local tradition in Auburn, Al. Every time the Auburn (Univ.) Tigers win a football game the students roll Toomer's Corner . ( The downtown corner) with toiliet paper. It's a sight to behold. An Auburn tradition and one we all revere!

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  5. Never a dull moment when it comes to TPing houses. Its a definite sign that Fall is here and the Football season has started.

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  6. Is this traditional then? I thought it must be an early trick or treat...and how on earth do they get the toilet paper over the tree?

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  7. Oi, I remember that from my days in the US. I hope that never catches on over here!

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  8. Brings back memories. But of course I never did it....

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  9. I think the horses below have more sense.

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  10. I don't understand this, Kate. why would seniors do this - why would anyone of any age?! - and what are they doing exactly? Why would you waste paper which is bad for the environment anyway? Would someone explain! And what a mess hanging over a perfectly good house.

    Maybe it's you having a joke with us?!

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  11. Yes, Jilly, it is a silly practice (remember, it's done by kids!), and it's wasteful. Plus, it's a pain in the arse for the homeowner! It's been a "tradition" for years during fall, football season, Halloween. Often it's a point of revenge for some real or imagined slight by one of their peers. The only good thing is that it's better than "egging" a house which is horrible to remove!

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  12. I remember in high school getting TPed was the highest form of flattery and meant you were part of the "it" crowd.

    Now I feel sorry for the parents who had to clean it all up!

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  13. Kate

    Oh mea culpa. I read 'seniors' and imagined a load of 70 year olds throwing loo roll over trees.The mind boggles. I now see it's High School Seniors which you wrote perfectly clearly in the title. I stupidly read the copy, which uses the word school so duh! to me.

    Oh well, youth, yeah, why not? Sorry, I didn't get it at first. One of those 'only in America' things....

    Today was a good example of yuor Comment question. I had the same thing. Replied to Olivier and Nathalie - left an answer on my blog and wrote the answer on their's. I think you have it worked out best tho. an answer on the blog with the question and then avert the questioner on their's.

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  14. interesting practice.

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  15. Looks like they had some fun!

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  16. My neighbor's tree get TP'd quite often. I was talking to some friends the other day about the antics of TP'ing a house and wondered what was its origin. Seems like lots of work to clean it up and TP isn't cheap these days. ;P

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  17. Ah yes, it's that time of year again! Brings back so many memories. I remember back then when we ran out of T.P., the sales clerks would not sell any to us teenagers. So, we got creative.

    We bought boxes of Cheerios, Grape nuts, and other such wholesome breakfast cereal a typical teenager would not eat. We then sprinkled the boxes on the lawns. Days later, their lawns were filled with nearly every bird, squirrel, and mouse within the Twin Cities metro area.

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  18. There's a house in my neighborhood that used to get T-P'd regularly. I'm so glad I've never had to clean the stuff up out of MY yard, although we have had to clean up paintball paint from the side of the house.

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