'I'm not going to iron anything when I get to university.'

On the eve of A-level results day, Ruth sympathises with fellow students who, unlike her, don't have an unconditional offer from a chosen university or college and have to sweat it out. She also looks ahead to next year, and doubts a survey indicating students are more responsible, and more often teetotal than previous eras. Dad reflects on how her young mind is being moulded by The Guardian, fears for Paul McCartney's musical version of It's A Wonderful Life, and suggests that the new direction for Ruthie Me and My Dad might be 'true crime.'

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