Revenge Is Sugary Sweet

| Birmingham, AL, USA | Bad Behavior, Hall of Fame, Love/Romance, Rude & Risque, Staff, Students, Teachers, Top

(I’m walking into the empty classroom while I’m on the phone with my mother. Class doesn’t start for 30 minutes. The professor walks by the room and stops in the doorway to stare at me for several minutes.)

Me: “Yeah, mom I’m glad you’re out of the hospital.”

Professor: “Excuse me!”

(The professor runs into the room and slams her textbook down on the desk next to me, knocking over my coffee so that it spills all over me, my books, and my laptop. Jumping up, I tell my mom I’d call her right back.)

Me: “What on Earth—”

Professor: “You are not supposed to use cellphones in class.”

(I look around the otherwise empty classroom and then at the clock. I still have 20 minutes until class starts. I try mopping the coffee up off my laptop with my jacket while talking to her.)

Me: “Um… I’m not in class right now. No one is in here so I wasn’t disturbing anyone.”

Professor: “That’s a lie. You’re in my class right now! You’re disturbing ME.”

Me: “But I—”

Professor: “The only thing you get to say is ‘sorry’ or I’ll withdraw you from my class and press for your dismissal from this school. Do you think you’re better than everyone else missy? You don’t have to follow the rules, is that it?”

(As she says this, her phone rings. She holds a finger up, turns around, and answers it. She speaks to the person on the phone for a minute then turns back to me once she hangs up.)

Me: “So no cell phones in class, huh?”

Professor: *turning red* “That was different. It was my boss!”

(Her boss, the Dean of Mathematics, walks by the room at the same time. He pokes his head in.)

Dean: “What did I do?”

(The professor turns nine kinds of red and doesn’t say anything.)

Me: “She was just telling me that cell phone use in an otherwise empty classroom is an offense worthy of expulsion while I cleaned up the coffee she spilled on my computer, until she was interrupted by your phone call. Can I call you ‘sugar bear’ too?”

(Needless to say, she had some explaining to do. The dean canceled our class for the day and had a sane teacher leading the class by the next session. The math department loaned me a laptop until mine could be looked at and eventually replaced due to the damages. She wasn’t fired but she refused to speak to me for the rest of the time I attended that school.)

A Blouse-Handed Compliment

| Adelaide, Australia | Students, Teachers

(I am a teacher in a class of five-year-olds. I am wearing a new summery top.)

Student: “Wow! Mrs. [name], you look nice today!”

Me: “Thank you, but you sound surprised.”

Student: “Yes… I am.”

Security Insecurities

| FL, USA | Extra Stupid, Staff, Students

(The head librarian is showing us how to look up someone’s account if the student doesn’t have their ID in order to check out books.)

Head Librarian: “Okay, so with me so far? At this screen you enter this access code [code] and voila! Now this works for students, teachers and even administrators, so you can check things out to anyone.”

My Friend: “What if they want to pay their late fees?”

Head Librarian: “Oh, you can find all that on this screen. See? You have access to all the student’s information: library records, late fees, grades, address, social security number, whatever you need!”

(My friend turns to look at me with a surprised and slightly horrified look. I immediately turn to the head librarian.)

Me: “Uh, did you just show us, two underage students, how to get anyone’s name, address, and social security number? And this anyone includes all the students, teachers, and faculty members?”

(The head librarian turns to me as her jaw drops.)

Head Librarian: “I… should not have done that. You two go dust or shelve something. I’m going to change my access code now.”

Be Sure To Copy The Right Copy, Part 2

| GA, USA | Genius, Students, Teachers, Top

(I teach sixth grade and students have just finished a test and are transitioning to their next class. As the other students are leaving, one boy approaches me.)

Student #1: “Mrs. [my name], during the test [student #2], was asking me for the answers.”

Me: “Okay. Thank you for telling me. I will look into—”

Student #1: “So I gave him the wrong answers.”

(I could not help but laugh. He got a high five and some candy. Student #2 failed the test.)

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Country Grammar

| Florida, USA | Language & Words, Students, Teachers

(We are completing book work when one girl’s purse steadily vibrates across the floor. The teacher stands up and collects it, removing her cell phone in the process.)

Teacher: “[Girl], I asked you twice to keep your phone off. Your parents can come collect it from me at the end of the week.”

(She rolls her eyes and once the teacher sits back down again, begins talking to the boy next to her.)

Teacher: “Hey, you guys need to be quiet. That means you, [boy].”

Boy: *sneers* “That isn’t proper grammar.”

Teacher: “Oh?”

Boy: “Yeah. You were talking to more than one of us, so it’s not ‘you.'”

Teacher: “Well, what should I have said then?”

Boy: “Y’all.”