Tomorrow, itâ€™s GCSE results day. This means two things â€“ feeling extremely sick, and using my mobile phone a lot!
I havenâ€™t really thought about the communications side of tomorrow much, seeing as Iâ€™m more worried about everything else. However, as Ewan pointed out to me tomorrow morning I will spending more time than I have in a long time, using my mobile phone.
From what Iâ€™ve seen from previous year groups (weâ€™ve been shown videos into scaring us to work hard), everyone is using their mobile; so how will I be using mine tomorrow?
Firstly, there are my plans to Twitter everything. Itâ€™s more of a plan to keep me sane whilst walking into School than anything else. Then again itâ€™s also partially so that anyone who is interested enough to care, can follow whatâ€™s happening on my Facebook and Twitter profile.
Then, there are the â€œafter reading the resultsâ€ communications. Obviously, whether good or bad (that sends shivers down my spine), my family will want to know.
Thatâ€™ll mean making a phone-call to my Mum, and trying to tell her everything whilst everyone else in my year group is at the same time. My School is also built in such a way that gaining a signal is near impossible, so Iâ€™ll have to hunt around for a good spot, preferably away from my teary-eyed and excited peers.
I donâ€™t doubt for a single second that the hundred and eighty strong year group will not be making dozens of calls and texts. With everyone owning a mobile phone, and eager parents, I expect everyone will have fully prepared and topped up mobiles.
The rest of my family, namely my Grandparents have asked me to send them a text or â€œdrop callâ€ them. I can only imagine that even if I text them the results, theyâ€™ll be phoning me up, probably with speakerphone on, so that they can all hear.
And finally, another Twitter update.
Isnâ€™t it odd to think that five years of work will be summed up by 180 characters on the internet? Hmm, whatever the outcome, I donâ€™t want think about it now.
Whatâ€™s even weirder to think about is that there will be around three hundred thousand students receiving their results tomorrow, and probably doing the exact same thing. Maybe not the Twittering though, because I donâ€™t know of anyone in my friend groups, or year group who micro-blog; but I can guarantee that a number of texts and phone calls will be made.
With any luck whatever I will be texting and saying on my phone tomorrow, itâ€™ll be good â€“ although I donâ€™t have high hopes for Music. But even so, at least I can phone up a reassuring voice in the event of anything drastically horrible.
And that is why I love my mobile phone.
Best of wishes to anyone else who are also receiving any results tomorrow!