Phoned In That Criticism

| Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Teachers, Technology

(For my study of English, I have to take a poetry class. The teacher and I do not get along at all. At the last class we get our essays back, plus the evaluation of our class participation. The one on my paper makes me think he made a mistake so I talk to him during the break in our class.)

Me: “Excuse me, sir, but I see her that you noted that I was on my phone a lot in class…”

Teacher: “Yes, that’s true.”

Me: “Well… that can’t be true. I have nothing to do on my phone.”

(At this point I pull my phone out of my coat pocket. It is an old-style Nokia phone, and can’t do much else but text and call. I’m the only person in this class not to have a smartphone.)

Me: “So what exactly would I have been doing on this phone? It is a prepaid phone, too.”

Teacher: “Well, this is not up for discussion. My evaluation stands.”

(Thing is… I had made sure that for this class I would not open my laptop during lectures as he had said he would be grading us on participation… From then on during his classes I would just turn on my laptop as it actually helped me concentrate.)

That’s The Only Reason It’s Dumb?

| ID, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Students, Technology

(My mom is a school nurse at a high school. Technically her job is to only deal with students’ medical issues, but every once in a while she gets some odd requests. Case in point…)

Student: “Do you have a charger? Any charger. Except the kind for a laptop. Not one of those. The kind for a cell phone or iPod?”

Mom/Nurse: “No. I don’t bring chargers to work. Don’t need them here.”

Student: *incredulously* “Really?! Are you sure?”

Mom/Nurse: “I’m sure I don’t have one. You shouldn’t be charging your cell phone at school anyway.”

Student: “Oh, it’s not for my phone! I need to charge my new light-up shoes! This one stopped working and it’s dumb that only one works.”

The Class That Looks Forward To Marking

| VA, USA | Bizarre/Silly

(I’m in my English class and we’re all discussing our homework with our partners when my teacher starts writing something in purple on the whiteboard. Note: Our class tends to be very silly.)

Teacher: *starts writing in purple*

Class: *looks over to the whiteboard*

Teacher: *after writing a little bit, holds up the marker, showing that it is GREEN*

Class: “What?”

Teacher: *moves hand to show that the marker is double sided, one side being green, the other being purple*


Teacher: *poses with marker*

Class: *claps while still shouting “woah”*

(After a couple minutes, my teacher holds up another double sided marker.)

Class: *even louder* “WOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH” *claps*

Teacher: “You guys are ridiculous.”

Has A Bug To Pick With The Salad

| USA | Food & Drink, Students

(Someone has just posted a picture on Facebook of a bug-infested salad that they got from the salad bar at our university. After some investigation, it is revealed that the staff does not wash the vegetables after removing them from the packaging.)

Me: “That’s disgusting. You think for the price of [University], we’d get washed veggies.”

Friend: “At least now we have a valid excuse to avoid salad!”


| USA | Cheaters, Exams/Tests, Extra Stupid

(We have to fill out Scantrons for a test. After class I overhear this conversation:)

Student: “I figured out a way to get 100! Just fill out all the bubbles on the Scantron. Then you get all the right answers filled in!”

(I think I know his grade…)