Bertil Bertram is a very good student and therefore not always popular among his peers. But unlike his father, Bartram Normann-Holte, he is far from awkward and very successful in the handling of the opposite sex, strangely enough a lot of girls think "brains are sexy". Unlike his friend Aslak Armand Torp Ivertzen he is, however, not good with his hands and an absolute ass where sports of any kind is concerned, which often fills his father the shop teacher and sports idiot with sadness.
Bertil Bertram plans to study mathematics , physics and economics when he finishes high school, something his father finds hard to grasp as he sees everything concerning the handling of money and numbers as unbecoming work for men. This might be the reason he is in bottomless debts.
Bertil Bertram is like most people with a head for numbers completely worthless with almost anything else. He is as mentioned completely useless in anything remotely like sports, and besides he has no interest in watching any kind of sports either. This is hard for his father the shop teacher, who like most fathers who never had any success in sports themselves saw his son as the one who should fulfil that dream. But Bertil, sais his father, doesn’t know the difference between off-road and off-side. And Bertil’s lack of interest in football is what Bertram finds hardest to accept.
As Bertil Bertram lives with his mother he is of course like most west-end children spoiled beyond reasons. The mother, who can’t stand her estranged x-husband has throughout the boy’s upbringing kept him away from any sports activity, which has led to Bertil Bertram fervently dreading gymnastics at school. She has also made no secret of what she thinks about football and the share of men’s brains this idiotic activity occupy.