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TWolf: Send ‘Em To The Showers

TWolf22: Well, when I was a kid in school, we had to take a shower after gym, and we took showers after practices and games because we knew we stunk and it felt better to be clean. I teach and coach, and it is the rare kid who takes a shower. In fact, part of the problem is that the kids don't want to put much effort into class, so that they won't have to sweat and take a shower. It is so bad, that some kids remind me of the Charlie Brown character Pig Pen with a vapor trail following them. Some kids breath is so bad and the odor is so bad that you can't get within 5-10 feet. Again, I think this reflects what happens in these kids homes. If I had smelled like some of these kids, my mom would have physically thrown me into the shower. I think that kids, boys in particular, are more concerned that people will compare them and talk about them, so many never actually strip down and change, as used to be done without a second thought. Bottom line, in my opinion, it's just another sign of the decay and decline in our society.

Question: Were you required to shower after physcial education classes in high school?

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