Funny comic created by a frustrated kid in class.
Student submitted Story: During my first semester at college I was forced to sit through an intro to sport and exercise class. My teacher was always so preachy about why sport psychology and namely she was the best thing since… well, anything.So a few weeks into the class she begins one of her preachy rants by illustrating the glass perception test. I am a devout optimist and so I was a little peeved when she began painting those who see the glass as half-full as idealists and ‘head in the clouds’ type people not worthy of taking seriously. She went on to illustrate pessimists as pragmatists and intellectuals of the highest order. I raised my hand.
Me: I am confused.
Teacher: About what?
Me: well the glass is representative of reality correct?
Teacher: yes of course.
Me: so if the glass is representative of reality, then how we as individuals choose to perceive it does not change the glass. If I say the glass is half-full that does not change the fact that the glass is half way full. Likewise, if I said the glass is half-empty, the glass will not lose volume. SO in reality, our perception changes nothing about reality, only how we perceive it, meaning neither viewpoints are ‘realistic’ in any sense.
Teacher: um you are absolutely right. (awkward silence) Lets move on then………
Kids 2 – Teachers 0
IT Guy: If I switch over the grading system teachers’ gradebooks will be unavailable for the rest of the day. Are you OK with that?
IT Guy: Are you sure? None of the teachers will be able to make any changes till tomorrow? You are cool with that? I can not switch it back till tomorrow.
Teacher: Yep, no problem.
IT Guy: Ok, I will make the switch.
(12 minutes later the phone rings)
Teacher: I am trying to access my gradebooks and it said they are not available. What’s wrong??????
IT Guy: Are your serious? We just had this converstation like 10 minutes ago.
Teacher: We did? How come I can’t see my gradebooks?
IT Guy: I turned them off. I JUST TOLD YOU THAT!
Teacher: Oh, can you turn them back on?
IT Guy: No
Teacher: But, I NEED them now.
IT Guy: I told you can not do that until tomorrow and you said it was fine.
Teacher: But I didn’t need them then……now I do.
IT Guy: My apologies. I don’t think I did a very good job explaining this to you the first time. Tell you what, grab some colored chalk and meet me in room 205. I will see if I can diagram the meaning of “Stupid” and “NO” for you in pictures. (Click)
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”