Yesterday I had lunch in a restaurant and noticed a board next to the cash register with posters. One said "Tim Lee graduated from kindergarten". Another said "Simon graduated from the third grade". A third said "perfect attendance in the second grade".
It made me think of what things were like in my day. If you failed kindergarten you got a pop on the head. If you cut school you got a pop on the head. No awards for graduating from anything, but if you failed you got a pop on the head.
I can see Tim Lee at work. "Mr. Hamerfuffer, I didn't call in sick last month, where is my party and cake?" "Mr. Kantenfauchnen, I didn't screw up my assignment, where is my poster?"
Sorry, guess I had too many pops on the head as a kid.