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    Makes You Just Want To Die

    , | Pougkheepsie, NY, USA | Extra Stupid, Students

    (It is in high school debate club. One idiotic and ditzy girl has shown up, to the surprise of all of us.)

    Teacher: “So, [Girl] why did you show up today?”

    Girl: “Well, I had detention, and I told the teacher I had to meet with you so I could get out of it.”

    Teacher: “Really? You shouldn’t do that.”

    (A little while later, our meeting wraps up.)

    Teacher: “So our topic next week will be euthanasia.”

    Girl: “Wait? So we’re debating whether they should let kids into Asia?”

    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 5

    | Somerset, NJ, USA | Extra Stupid, History, Students

    (Our health class has gone off on a tangent regarding the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. It started in 1932, and participants were given free meals. Participants were all young black men.)

    Teacher: “Okay, so what important thing was going on in the US around 1932?”

    Classmate: “Slavery!”

    Me: “Yes, because Abraham Lincoln was totally around in 1932 to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.”

    Related:
    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 4
    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 3
    Don’t Be A Slave To History, Part 2

    Toying With Your Movie Choices

    | OH, USA | Movies & TV, Students

    (The marching band is preparing to take a trip to Orlando, Florida, in a couple of weeks. We will be taking charter buses that have built-in TV screens for watching movies. The band director informs us that the movies we bring must be rated G or PG. After class, one student tries to argue this point with an assistant director.)

    Student: “It’s not fair! Good movies are at least PG-13! Name one good movie that’s G or PG?”

    Assistant Director:Toy Story.”

    Student: “…okay. That’s ONE.”

    Professors Can Come In All Flavors

    | USA | Bizarre/Silly, Musical Mayhem, Teachers

    (My college has just recently built a new lab school, which houses a play-based daycare. It also has classrooms for the college students, an office for the head of the department, and a large common area. A classmate and I are in the common area, working together on our final projects. From the common area, we can see one of our professors and the head of the department in her office, in a heated discussion. After a few minutes, our professor comes out and stands in front of us.)

    Professor: “Girls, I’m glad you’re here. I have a question to ask.”

    Us: “Okay?”

    Professor: “Who’s that rap artist with the big clock around his neck?”

    Me: “You mean Flavor Flav?”

    Professor: “I knew it. I was right. Thanks!”

    (She goes back into the office and closes the door. My classmate and I just look at each other.)

    Classmate: “Did she seriously just…?”

    Me: “I have no idea what that was about.”

    (Both professors then exited the office and offered us chocolate. We decided not to question it too much!)

    Tea And Sympathy

    | Morgantown, WV, USA | Awesome, Food & Drink, Staff

    (I work at the international office at my university. New student check-in at the beginning of the fall semester is always the most strenuous time of the year for us. By mid-day my throat is getting pretty painful and dry from speaking to new students and I am just feeling terrible all-around when a girl comes by with her friend.)

    Me: *automatically* “Hi, new student?”

    Girl: “No, I just had a question. But first, this is for you.” *she holds out a large iced-tea* “I see you working here every time I come by your office for candy.”

    (She smiled and left after another coworker answered her question. I don’t know if she realized just how much she helped me that day and how grateful I was.)


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