How old were you when you realized recess in elementary school was for teachers' mandatory breaks, not for the students? Whether that's actually truth, from my memory it was 15 mins, 30 min (lunch), 15 mins... so makes sense to me. Just enough time for me to enjoy 100 seconds on the swing before having jump off and get in trouble and stand by the wall for the rest of the 10 min play time. So how old were you when you realized it? If you're like me... 37 years & 7 days old.