There are two types of people in this world; those who are still in school, and those who literally wake up in a pool of sweat from nightmares about being back in school.
Sure, it’s worth it, maybe, hopefully, and education in general is very important, but man is it a tough ride. Whether you went all the way to a doctorate or excited academia at high school, you’ve encountered at least a handful of bad teachers who seem like they were put here to make your life more annoying.
One man on Twitter (accidentally?) started a rather epic thread of these experiences when he shared his story about being punished for perfection.
I became radicalized when I was in 4th grade & I took a science test & studied hard for it & ended up completely acing it but when I was done with the test I was bored & drew monsters in the margins of the paper & my teacher gave me a 90 out of 100 because of the monsters
— Justin?Boldaji بلداجي (@justinboldaji) May 9, 2020
Responses started rolling in by the thousands.
Here are some of the best examples!
12. I am been
That’s the will-can-do attitude.
(English as a second language) I got once sent to the principal’s office for talking back when my English teacher said “I am been” or “I will can” pointed out it was “I have been” and “be able to”, she got hysteric and straight-up gave me 0s for the whole year, dividing my grades
— ダークソール (@DarkSoul4242) May 10, 2020
11. Throwing shade
We tossed all our u’s in the ocean during the Boston Tea Party.
Context: My mom is from the UK, my dad from the US, I grew up in the US with children’s books from both countries
In kindergarten I kept getting marked wrong for writing “colour” and I was so upset, especially because I didn’t realize there were US/UK spelling differences
— Sparrow/Liz : liminal nest (@UntoNuggan) May 10, 2020
10. Not persuaded
Dude, just give me the bad grade and let it go.
sophomore year in HS i had to write a ~persuasive essay~ and i didnt use the cookie cutter outline bullshit everyone used to write the paper and my teacher used my essay as an example to the class on what not to do.
— rae ? (@epicgringa) May 10, 2020
9. Stolen valor
This guy sounds like a real treat.
My HS vice principal interrupted my history class to share his personal story of going to UC Berkeley and being a Navy Seal. I cont to read the text. He pushed the book to the ground. Few years later he was on the news for faking credentials and lying about being in the military.
— Satan’s Craft Room (@CraftSatan) May 10, 2020
8. Throw the book at him
Why even have assigned reading then?
A professor gave me a failing 66 for a midterm. There were no red marks. When I went to his office hours to ask, he said it was because I only used answers from the book and not statements from his (incorrect) lectures. I’d somehow failed by not quoting him directly.
— hrwinter (@hrwinter) May 10, 2020
7. Life sentence
Hey, me too!
I had an English teacher in 10th grade yell at me in class on our first research paper saying, “You can’t write one sentence paragraphs.” I now get paid to do so. Suck it Mr. Kidwell.
— Staycation Expert (@chetsbabe) May 10, 2020
6. Search and destroy
Anybody who starts yelling has already lost the battle.
i had a 7th grade english teach who told me to turn in an assignment i had already turned in and i told her and she literally yelled at me that i didnt and told me if i did to find it then and it was like the 10th one
— bloop• (@hibanako) May 10, 2020
5. Scantron scramble
I have read this four times and still barely understand it. I’m guessing nobody aced this test.
My Spanish teacher in 10th grade, made us do 12 questions of a test in a 1-20 question Scantron then made us do the other part of the test on another Scantron but starting at 13, then made us do another 15Q in a bigger one, Then take everything and put it in a single Scantron
— (goth) Kassa (@kassaotaku) May 10, 2020
4. Synonyms are hard
Do you literally only know one word?
In 4th grade, I answered the quiz question, “What do you call an animal that eats only plants?” as herbivore. My teacher marked it wrong and said it was ‘vegetarian.’ I’d have taken that to the Supreme Court such was my wrath.
— Leah (@ubersle) May 9, 2020
3. Suck up
Know your roots.
I had a similar thing in 4th grade.
Question: what do a plant’s roots do?
9 yo Me: suck up water and nutrients
Teacher: WRONG. They hold the plant in the ground.
My mom, looking at the test answers: I… think your teacher might hate you. ?
— “????? ??????, ?????? ???” (@ChancellorSRA) May 10, 2020
2. Cooking up plans
When ego is more important than truth.
My 4th grade science teacher had us make sun-cookers and my scientist parents looked at the directions and tossed them out the window for being wrong. My sun-cooker was one of two that actually worked and both of us got D’s for not following directions.
— Gillian Smith (@thishere_nomad) May 9, 2020
7 deadly sins
Guess you can’t count on her.
In second grade I took a math test, and instead of the normal 7, I wrote the kind that has the small horizontal line intersecting the vertical, cause I’d seen it in a book and liked it. The teacher marked each answer with such a 7 as wrong.
— Josh ? (@joshcurwin) May 9, 2020
It sure is good to be out of that world. To anyone still making their way through it, godspeed, and watch how you write your 7’s.
What’s your crazy teacher story?
Tell us in the comments.