Student submitted: So my step-mom was a teacher of middle school history, and one day, I was watching tv and I heard my stepsister ask “Mom? A third of a cup and a third of a cup make two thirds of a cup, right?” by the way, she was 20 at the time and a straight A student. To this, my stepmom replies “Haha, don’t be silly, it makes one ninth” I held in my laughter as best I could
This is not actually a teacher story but it is from a school. A secretary shared this parent interaction with me this morning.
Parent: Hi, Secretary my son is sending me texts from the bathroom.
Secretary: Ok, what do you want me to do? Take his phone away?
Parent: Well, no……he has diarhea.
Secretary: Ok……..that is too bad. What would you like me to do?
Parent: I would like you to tell him to come home.
Secretary: I can’t go in the boys bathroom.
Parent: Oh yeah, I will text him and tell him to come see you
Secretary: Ok, please ask him to wash his hands. Thanks.
Teacher: I want my computer on the other side of the room
IT Guy: There is no power over there
Teacher: Why not?
IT Guy: I don’t know, I didn’t build the school
Teacher: Can you put one in?
IT Guy: I am not an electrician
Teacher: Can we hire one?
IT Guy: It would be kind of expensive…..why do you want to move it?
Teacher: No reason…..I just wanted to try it this year
IT Guy: Of course……. if you would like me to knock down some walls for you as well just let me know.
Teacher: Where are my Final Exams?
IT Guy: I didn’t receive them. Did you name your column FINAL?
Teacher: Of Course.
IT Guy: Of Course? I think I will check……(opens up gradebook)
Teacher: See there it is….
IT Guy: You are correct. It does say FINAL…unfortunately you decided to add “EX” to the end
Teacher: So what…..it still says FINAL
IT Guy: IT CAN ONLY SAY FINAL! You can’t add letters to satisfy some fetish you have to screw things up.
Teacher: Why does it matter?
IT Guy: I don’t know. I didn’t build it. Why is it so hard to follow a set of directions that has 3 steps? I seriously believe you are screwing this up on purpose? Otherwise your college degree is fake…….
Student submitted Story:
A bit of background first, essentially this guy was “teaching” class one day when some girl piped up with a question about war and why we would enter into one. This is what he said:
Teacher: “its like this, say a larger country like China started to pick on a smaller country like Puerto Rico. The U.S. would go to war to defend the smaller country.”
Student: Raising my hand. “ummm Puerto Rico is U.S. Territory, if China attacked it we would have to go to war.”
Teacher: “Shut up”