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63- depending on the size of the school and the length of time between classes not everyone can make it to their locker and get to their next class on time.

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Most schools don't have lockers in Australia :( I know I've definitely stuffed up my spine carrying my textbooks, it's ridiculous that we have to carry around that much weight

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63- I used my locker when I was in high school but by the end of the day I had to take most of them home because of homework.

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Isn't one of the first rules of driving the fact that you ought not put anything in the passenger seat that could go flying and cause a distraction? I guess your car safety alarm was trying to save your life! :)

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63 is partially right. In my high school we had 4 classes in a day, 2 in the AM and 2 after lunch. So it was possible to just carry the 2 sets I needed at a time, which thinking back was quite relieving. However some schools have 6-7? classes in a day... yeah F their lives!!

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I had eight classes in a day! It sucked but now I'm in college!! Whoo hoo! Now I just have more difficult homework and two jobs. :-/

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Me too but how is this an FML lol! This website is called FK my life. FK your life because you have to buckle your bag in the passenger seat? Lmao '_'

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I was left with a hunched back after high school and had to wear a back brace and do rubber exercises to strengthen my back to fix it. Only until last year, after college, could I finally stand/sit up straight.

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#4 I agree with you. Schools don't allow backpacks with wheels and the weight these kids are expected to carry, are down right cruel!

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I seriously think it's getting to the point where most schools should have the students get either an iPad or a laptop and maybe like 1 or 2 notebooks, I'd rather pay for those than a hospital bill when my back breaks.

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In my freshman year of high school, it took a week for my school to find me a locker. Meanwhile, my 102 pound body carried over 80 pounds of books to avoid detention for coming to class unprepared. One fine day, I got lightheaded trying to make it to class on time and fell backwards down the stairs. Thank goodness I had a figure skaters balance and reflexes to avoid breaking my neck as well as the necks of the students behind me. I'm lucky I only got badly bruised and didn't fall on someone. B

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What are people carrying nowadays? 5 textbooks, with matching binders and writing utensils has been standard for 4 generations now.

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Some books can be carried with your arms. I did that in high school to make it easier on my back. Plus my backpacks kept ripping.

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51- what school did you go to? And if you were exaggerating that is one hell of a hyperbole. I'm a sophomore in high school and the heaviest I've carried is 30lbs.

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I left my books in my locker all day, just carried my papers with me. Then at the end of the day I would head to my locker and pick up the books I needed for homework. This way I didn't have to carry a heavy backpack all day. I know this is not feasible for every student. When my kids have to start carting around 30-40lb bags and of there's no lockers available I will tell the school nope. My child won't have back issues unless the school is willing to pay for the medical expenses.

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I disagree with the common use of ipads these days it will be only a couple of years till no one carries real books anymore. In my university you dont use any real books they are all electronic. Not saying that I like it (personally I love real books)

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Same I had to replace new, perfectly fine back packs because they would rip after a few weeks. And the bag still couldn't fit all my books.

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I am sure it depends on the car, but I think it is like 80-90 pounds to set it off. Idk whether I buy this fml, but w/e

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It depends on the car. My Corolla (Matrix in the US, Auris in Europe) went off with an orange juice and a sandwich.

Wait until all those books get put on the kindle or something else thats lighter. Until then looks like you got a heavy load.

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Actually, they're already testing out iPads on the students in my AP classes. They say in about five years (If everything goes right) we should be rid of textbooks completely. The problem is, things never go right with school systems...

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There's too much money to be made to digitize. In my senior year, an artists' company made 25 mil to include more visible minorities in the diagrams in biology texts. Texts on subjects like history and sociology are revised every few years to keep the subject matter politically correct.

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Then of course, there are texts for medicine and advanced sciences that get updated with new techniques and theories.

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The point is the book bag was that heavy-- not that he had to strap it in. Look beyond what is written!:P

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If the book bag is large enough to carry that much weight, it might not fit between the seat and the dash. I know that's the problem I always have, but I drive a small car (Yaris).

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