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    Looking Down On Your Theory

    | WA, USA | Books & Reading, Extra Stupid, Students

    (One of the first classes I took in college was a women’s studies class. While there were some good points that came from it, a few classmates were overly eager when it came to finding ways that women are wronged. For a big project, one of my classmates got a friend to record her interacting with people, and then analyzed the footage to find subtle signs of sexism.)

    Classmate #1: “Now here this person is speaking respectfully, but pay close attention to his posture. He is looking down at me. From this you can tell that he thinks of me as a lesser being.”

    Classmate #2: “Of course he looking down! He’s taller than you!”

    Adorably Radioactive

    | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Extra Stupid, Pets & Animals, Students, Technology

    (I am in an honors chemistry class and the teacher is assigning projects about the uses of radioactivity in science.)

    Teacher: [Student #1] and [Student #2] will be studying PET scans.”

    Student #3: “Awwww… that’s so cute!”

    I Pity The Fool

    | Townsend, MA, USA | Politics, Students

    (It’s time for student government elections, and most of the candidates are going around making ‘campaign promises’ and trying to win over the voting students. One student, however, was content to simply hand out slips of paper and post a few fliers.)

    Slips/Fliers: “I’m not popular. Cast your pity votes now!”

    Disconnected From Reality

    | UT, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Extra Stupid, Students, Technology

    (Our college has several servers, one which is dedicated to course support for faculty and students. Students will sometimes call if they are having difficulty connecting to the server. Since we do not maintain the student computers, we usually have to ask them several questions about their computing environment in order to help them. Typically, this is not an issue.)

    Me: “[College Help Desk]. This is [My Name].”

    Student: “Who is this?”

    Me: “This is [My Name].”

    Student: “I can’t get to my folder. I’m in [Course].”

    Me: “So, are you not seeing the course folder, or—”

    Student: “I can’t login. You need to help me.”

    Me: “Okay, are you trying to connect from on-campus or off-campus?”

    Student: “I’m at home”

    Me: “Are you on a Mac or—”

    Student: “No! I have a PC.”

    (For security reasons our University requires that Windows users either be on-campus or connected to the Campus VPN to access servers.)

    Me: “Okay, have you connected to the campus VPN?”

    Student: “Just help me connect. You need to stop asking questions. I am telling you everything you need to know. Just help me!”

    Me: “I am trying, but I do need to ask you some—”

    Student: “I AM TELLING YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! STOP ASKING ME QUESTIONS!”

    Me: “Did you get an error message when you tried—”

    Student: “STOP ASKING ME QUESTIONS! JUST TELL ME HOW TO GET MY FOLDER! IT IS LIKE I AM AN ALIEN AND I CAME TO YOU AND SAID, ‘BEEP BEEP BEEP! DO YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND?’ JUST ANSWER ME!”

    Me: “…”

    A Punishing Wit

    | BC, Canada | Exams/Tests, Students, Theme Of The Month

    (I am in my math class just minding my work and studying for an upcoming test, when my teacher comes up to my desk. He is a known joker.)

    Teacher: “[My Name], you better do well on the test or your parents are going to punish you.”

    Me: *without a moments pause* “What could they possibly do that is worse than being in your class?”

    (The entire class burst out laughing. My teacher found it so funny he marked the day on his calendar: ‘[My Name] made a funny.’)


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