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    Has A Modern Phone But Is Stuck In The Past

    | Germany | Bigotry, Teachers, Technology

    (Our economics teacher is a little odd.)

    Teacher: “Why are you late?”

    Student: “I didn’t see the changes in my schedule.”

    Teacher: “Well, there’s this handy app where you can look it up.”

    Student: “I tried to, but it didn’t work.”

    Teacher: “But, of course. If you don’t have a smartphone or something like that, it’s no wonder it doesn’t work.”

    Student: “I’ve got an iPhone. Like you.”

    Teacher: “Well, then it’s probably because you’re a woman.”

    One Essay To Rule Them All

    | Rochester, NY, USA | Exams/Tests, Geeks Rule, Teachers

    (This occurs at the beginning of class, on the day an important assignment is due.)

    Professor: “So, I’ve assigned that essay every year and I know it’s never been very popular. But I gotta say, I was surprised to go on Facebook this morning and see on my news feed: ‘[Professor] is Sauron.’”

    Summertime Sadness

    | Japan | Extra Stupid, Geography, Teachers

    (I am an American teaching English in Japan. In the Japanese school system the school year ends in March and picks up in April. The schools I work in are not heated or air conditioned. Being a California native, when it’s snowing outside and there’s no heat in the classrooms I wear about four layers to cope, but during the break the weather has warmed up enough to wear normal layers. This occurs after we come back from our brief, one month break. I’ve been working there for nine months. I am walking from the teacher’s room to the classroom with the teacher I am co-teaching the next class with.)

    Teacher: “How is the previous English teacher doing?”

    Me: *thinking back to the girl I replaced* “You mean Jennifer?”

    Teacher: *gives me an unsure look*

    Me: “She had red hair, was tall, and came from Colorado.”

    Teacher: “No, no. Not her.”

    Me: *thinking back further* “Do you mean Eric? He used to teach here two years ago?”

    Teacher: “No. No, not a man.”

    Me: “I don’t think there was anyone here before that.”

    Teacher: “No, the recent one! The fat girl from California!”

    Me: “Um… That would be me…”

    Teacher: “…”

    Going For Broke(back)

    | UK | History, Movies & TV, Rude & Risque, Teachers

    (I am in my history class. We have recently started the topic of the American West. This includes things like the gold rush and cowboys.)

    Student: “So, was it basically like in Brokeback Mountain but with less gay sex?”

    Teacher: “… I wouldn’t really know how much gay sex there was.”

    A Seasonal Habit

    | TX, USA | Language & Words, Teachers

    (It is the last day of our human cognition class. Our professor has just finished telling us that this was the second to last class she’ll ever teach.)

    Professor: “You guys were a wonderful class. I had a great time this summer.”

    (We all laugh good-naturedly as she realizes her mistake.)

    Professor: “Well, I had a great summer. I don’t know about you guys.”

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