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'It's been 15 years and I'm still mortified': 20 embarrassing moments that still haunt people to this day

'It's been 15 years and I'm still mortified': 20 embarrassing moments that still haunt people to this day

Who doesn't have an embarrassing memory that keeps you up at night? No matter how much time has passed or how much therapy you may or may not have undergone, you still find yourself thinking about that one moment that never fails to send shivers down your spine. Unfortunately, this seems to be a universal human experience, and there is no real treatment plan for being human. For instance, it has been twenty years since I stepped in dog remains on the street and I still check my shoes every bloc…
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‘I can’t do my job like this': Teacher shares declining interest in job due to students phone usage, leading to discussion about teaching

‘I can’t do my job like this': Teacher shares declining interest in job due to students phone usage, leading to discussion about teaching

I can't begin to imagine what it's like to teach nowadays. I witness kids' behavior in public and it already infuriates me. I can't fathom what it's like to teach them. Here, let me tell you a story. One day, I was ordering a hamburger at a place, and in the line before me was a tired, worn-out dad, and his obnoxious child with their eyes glued to the phone. The dad had to repeat, 'What would you like to eat' about ten times before the kid stopped ignoring him and mumble-replied. Then the kid b…
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'Keep your crazy in, lady': 15+ awkward high school reunion encounters

'Keep your crazy in, lady': 15+ awkward high school reunion encounters

High school reunions almost never end well. If you managed to survive your own reunion unscathed, please feel free to share any advice on how you pulled that off in the comments. However, if you're like the rest of us and you were also silly enough to attend yours, you probably had at least one awkward encounter that still makes you cringe when you think about it. After all, high school reunions are one of those bizarre phenomena where old dynamics resurface almost immediately. You might end up…
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‘Actually, I don’t need your permission': Student gets back at principal who gives classmates demerit points based on dress code

‘Actually, I don’t need your permission': Student gets back at principal who gives classmates demerit points based on dress code

One student became furious when her school principal gave one of her friends demerit points for 'dress code violations'. The most annoying part was that even though she was wearing the same thing as her friend, she didn't get told off. In a sense, this student was upset that they hadn't been punished. That's some real loyalty right there! The issue was bigger than that, though. This principal would only give certain girls in the school dress code violations. Unfortunately, this was a recurring…
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'I knew they would definitely fail': Substitute teacher gets back at cheating students by making an uncheatable test

The shenanigans our classmates orchestrated under the supervision of unfortunately unaware substitute teachers are something that we're likely to remember many years afterward. It's one of those things that are such a universal experience that long ago worked its way from real life over into becoming a trope in popular culture. The greatest example I had of this was in 8th grade when my Advanced Geometry teacher had a few weeks off work, and we, of course, were to be taught instead by a substit…
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'My art teacher confiscated a frying pan': 20+ Teachers who confiscated their student's strangest belongings

'My art teacher confiscated a frying pan': 20+ Teachers who confiscated their student's strangest belongings

These teachers couldn't stay mad at their students for long. They know all too well that sometimes you have to stifle a laugh when a kid does something out of bounds. It might be super funny, but if the teacher laughs, the kids will get rowdy . Teachers are always confiscating things from students . Some teachers take away phones if they see you texting inside your desk during class. Others have to confiscate paper airplanes, rubber bands, gum, and sometimes even food. All of these things can p…
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'I’m not shelling out $125': Teacher refuses to contribute pricey gift for principal's retirement, risks job security

'I’m not shelling out $125': Teacher refuses to contribute pricey gift for principal's retirement, risks job security

It's no secret that teachers are underpaid, so why should they be expected to contribute to their principal's retirement gift? That certainly sounds like something the school board, parents, or alumni associations should be involved in, not the instructors who are already pressured to shell out extra money for the adequate resources their schools do not properly provide to their students. Thankfully, this Redditor had enough sense to reject the completely arbitrary notion that she needed to con…
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'If you don't do this, you'll fail my class': Asthmatic student gets PE teacher fired after maliciously complying with bogus school policy

'If you don't do this, you'll fail my class': Asthmatic student gets PE teacher fired after maliciously complying with bogus school policy

Many gym teachers are likely accustomed to hearing silly excuses to get out of physical activities, but when it comes to valid medical reasons, those teachers better listen. Otherwise, they are putting the student at risk health-wise, and they are putting their jobs on the line as well. Let this post be a cathartic space for you to reflect and let out any lingering frustration with regard to how you feel about that PE teacher. For me, it's the one who made us do 10 push-ups every time we couldn…
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'If you had to leave to go to the bathroom, you couldn't get back in': 20+ pointless school rules that do not age well

'If you had to leave to go to the bathroom, you couldn't get back in': 20+ pointless school rules that do not age well

Every school has a niche, strange rule that makes absolutely no sense to the outside eye. There is something simultaneously hilarious and horrifying about reflecting on your school experience and why certain regulations were implemented. For instance, when I was in middle school, I went to an all-boys institution that somehow did not scar me for life (thankfully, I was properly socialized at an all-gender high school in subsequent years). However, my school had this extremely antiquated idea of…
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‘He gave them a perfect score’: Student's parent spends $6 on their class assignment to get back at the teacher, leading to 70 kids getting 110% scores on their class final

‘He gave them a perfect score’: Student's parent spends $6 on their class assignment to get back at the teacher, leading to 70 kids getting 110% scores on their class final

Teachers go through a lot. Kids are a tough crowd, and it isn't easy to spend 8 hours with 30 of them. They're loud, they're grumpy, they're energetic. Moody, frustrated, and sometimes, entitled. But I can say the same for teachers… we're all human. This teacher would not let the class forget about his glory days as a college football player and did not really care to teach the class properly. One of the student's parents found out that he had given the class an assignment that would be graded…
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'The school had to call my parents and explain': High school senior gets back at teachers for his strict attendance policy

'The school had to call my parents and explain': High school senior gets back at teachers for his strict attendance policy

One high schooler was upset by their teacher's policies, so they decided to follow his rules to the letter. Every teacher is different when it comes to keeping order in their classrooms. Some teachers have a million rules and stick to them strictly. Others have more relaxed policies, and only become strict when it's absolutely necessary. This high school teacher was very strict, and he wouldn't leave any room for error with his young pupils. That can be frustrating for kids, especially since th…
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'I'm just going to have to drop out then': Student starts college a year early to get back at guidance counselor

'I'm just going to have to drop out then': Student starts college a year early to get back at guidance counselor

Guidance counselors are supposed to help you figure out your future, not hinder you. It seems like so often, guidance counselors just make things more difficult for their students. U/TacoJesusJr knows that firsthand, and they shared their experience in a post to r/MaliciousCompliance. Gym class is a polarizing thing. A lot of kids really dislike it, especially when you have gym class during first period. You find yourself kicking a soccer ball around in the dewy grass at 8 in the morning and th…
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‘I started barking like a dog’: Student witnesses classmate bark at her friend, principal asks her to reenact the incident, cue malicious compliance

‘I started barking like a dog’: Student witnesses classmate bark at her friend, principal asks her to reenact the incident, cue malicious compliance

This strict principal clearly did not realize what he was asking. Haven’t we all had a fantasy of telling off a teacher or, even more impressively, a high school principal? Well, let’s take those fantasies up a notch. Imagine barking in the face of your high school principal as loudly and as raucously as you possibly could. That’s what this student managed to pull off without retaliation or consequences. She shared her side of the story via this thread on Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddi…
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'I gave him an instant zero': Student pays for service to write school paper, gets immediately flunked

'I gave him an instant zero': Student pays for service to write school paper, gets immediately flunked

This teacher had no time for games. Instead, they had to give their student a giant F on their paper. Students have been trying and sometimes succeeding at cheating for millennia. Since the dawn of time, some kid will try to write answers to a quiz on their arm, or scribble answers onto their desk before a test. The popular cheating method in the mid-2000s was getting a Gatorade bottle, ripping off the wrapper, writing the answers down on the inside of the wrapper, and then putting it back toge…
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'We stuck... 25k plastic forks in the football field':25 Students who pulled off impressive senior pranks on their teachers and administrators

'We stuck... 25k plastic forks in the football field': 25 Students who pulled off impressive senior pranks on their teachers and administrators

When it comes to pranks, I'm a big fan of the students who pranked a teacher with a strict phone policy. Apparently, this teacher had a policy that if a student's phone rang during class, the kid had to answer it on speak phone, in front of every other student. So one day, a girl decides to prank this teacher. Someone calls her during class, and she answers, and on speakerphone, the voice clarifies they're from a “pregnancy resource center. " The person on the phone cheerfully tells the student…
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High School Tutor Gets Overwhelming Praises When She Helps an Underprivileged Kid Get a Full Ride Scholarship by Overstepping Ethical Boundaries

Rich kids have it so easy. Anyone who's ever clawed their way through the class system knows that if you ever reached the top, you'd really have to screw things up to fall from graces. With endless opportunities, golden parachutes, and full-time staff members devoted to helping you succeed, rich kids have the world at their fingertips. But it's not so simple for the regular folks down here at the bottom...
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