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28 Parenting Tweets to Share at the Dinner Table

28 Parenting Tweets to Share at the Dinner Table

Kids are something else. Imagine you're a parent (you probably are if you clicked on this post). It's 6:00 AM, and your kids are already battling each other outside their shared bathroom. They refuse to get ready together and lock one another out, causing chaos, as usual. You shuffle around, getting things ready, making breakfast, and occasionally pulling them apart. One kid hates their outfit, the other one hates you. It's just a typical morning. Their expressions are storm clouds of teenage r…
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'I never learned this, just fail me': 20+ AP test proctors who got the funniest papers to grade

Standardized testing is no fun for students, and yet every year, great importance is heaped upon these tests. It takes time away from actual learning, since teachers are forced to teach to the test instead of highlighting information they want their students to learn. No one really likes these tests, but many kids take AP tests get into colleges or to gain college credits. When I was in high school, our school introduced a new standardized test, even though we already had a few others we also n…
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‘Please don't tow my parents car': College tenants parents arrive to celebrate their graduation, landlord demands $200 for 1 hour parking

‘Please don't tow my parents car': College tenants parents arrive to celebrate their graduation, landlord demands $200 for 1 hour parking

I can still remember that one landlord who was so stingy that it was almost remarkable he owned any land at all. The roof had been leaking for months, and one night it began cascading down the wall like a small waterfall. I called my perpetually absent landlord up but he never answered. Voicemail… great. He never did fix that roof and I ended up moving, but I can understand what having a cheap landlord is like. A couple of college students were living together throughout their semester, and the…
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'I said no and ended the call': School principal demands mom work for free to help with school play, she refuses, principal blames her for production failure

'I said no and ended the call': School principal demands mom work for free to help with school play, she refuses, principal blames her for production failure

It comes to no one's surprise that schools care much more about the sports programs than the arts. For some reason, it is assumed that the arts are not as important for kids' education as doing sports, and so the art programs get much less budget and attention in an unfortunate amount of schools. The situation is no different in the school from this Reddit story, and the main problem might be with the school's principal. OP (original poster) is a mom who got a call from a school principal askin…
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'Wasn't given as a joke': 15 Teacher Appreciation Week gifts that are making teachers roll their eyes

'Wasn't given as a joke': 15 Teacher Appreciation Week gifts that are making teachers roll their eyes

Even though they have one of the most important jobs, teachers don't get the appreciation they deserve. Luckily, there's a week just for that: Teacher Appreciation Week . It's the time when students and their parents are supposed to be extra kind to them. And many administrations will give their teachers presents to show them exactly what they think of them. Some of the gifts given by the administrators are just sad. You can tell they had a shoestring budget to gift the teachers with, so they g…
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Entitled Karen blocks dude's driveway during school pickup, he blocks her right back: 'Ma'am I live here and I'd like to get into my garage'

Entitled Karen blocks dude's driveway during school pickup, he blocks her right back: 'Ma'am I live here and I'd like to get into my garage'

This lady was asking for trouble. She was picking up her kid from school and decided to park on a neighbor's driveway. Now according to the neighbor, who shared this thread on the r/pettyrevenge subreddit, it is quite common for parents to back into his driveway during pickup as it can get especially crowded at that time. He is normally ok with this, as it seems to come with the territory of living across the street from a school. However, this time, the Original Poster was on his way home when…
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Boarding school enforces 33% increased price structure, students rebel via malicious compliance: 'There was an uproar'

Boarding school enforces 33% increased price structure, students rebel via malicious compliance: 'There was an uproar'

What was this school's administration thinking? Not only did they decide to suddenly and without warning increase the weekly rates for its boarding students, but when they finally informed the student population, they fully lied about how big the increase actually was. Clearly, these board members could not do math on their own or they wildly underestimated the strengths of their largely STEM-oriented students. These folks were quick to calculate that the weekly price increase was not 2% as the…
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'The mullet is totally coming back': 25+ worst pieces of advice that former high school students regret taking

'The mullet is totally coming back': 25+ worst pieces of advice that former high school students regret taking

People love giving unsolicited advice to high school students, even if that advice is unfounded, misguided, and totally unproductive. For instance, the concept that these four years will determine how you end up spending the rest of your life is not only incredibly false but also potentially damaging to a teenager. Most of these nuggets of so-called “advice” likely stem from adults who have complex relationships with their own high school experiences. Perhaps they regret their approach to their…
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'I put a fake note on a Corvettes' windshield': College student gets back at entitled driver taking up four parking spots

'I put a fake note on a Corvettes' windshield': College student gets back at entitled driver taking up four parking spots

Trying to find a parking spot when you're running late is a new level of stress. Next up, read about these hilarious Zoom court mishaps, like one person who shared that “There is a guy in Zoom court literally going through the car wash.”
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'In health class, we had to plan a wedding': 20 useless things people actually learned in school

'In health class, we had to plan a wedding': 20 useless things people actually learned in school

Every school has its unique quirk within the curriculum that makes absolutely no sense. If there is one universal truth to education that extends from pre-K age through senior year of high school, it's that at any given moment, you are likely to encounter a head-scratching methodology to the way a certain subject is taught. Health class is always common fodder. Ensuring that everyone knows how to square dance is another bizarre lesson. I'm sure when students reach adulthood and are trying to wr…
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Teacher gets PTO request denied on day with no class, takes off worse day and makes HR scramble: 'I'm there because I want to be, not because I need to be'

Teacher gets PTO request denied on day with no class, takes off worse day and makes HR scramble: 'I'm there because I want to be, not because I need to be'

Managers better have a good reason for denying someone's PTO request. Otherwise, they're practically asking for conflict. In fact, the number of legitimate reasons is quite minimal, considering that employees are granted the right to take their vacation days when they sign on to a company. In this instance, the employee was actually trying to take off days that were mutually convenient for both her and for the school in which she worked. However, her department head decided to make an issue out…
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Sleep-deprived nurse ruins neighboring college's 50-year-old tradition: '[They were] playing the same song on repeat between 8:00am and 6:00pm for 10 days'

Sleep-deprived nurse ruins neighboring college's 50-year-old tradition: '[They were] playing the same song on repeat between 8:00am and 6:00pm for 10 days'

Kudos to this lady for not caring if she became the enemy of everyone at the neighboring college across the street. It's that level of commitment to not caring about what other people think that we all aspire to channel one day. She shared her story via this thread on Reddit's r/pettyrevenge subreddit, where she explained what happened after a particularly awful week in which the college played the same song loudly on repeat from eight in the morning to six at night for ten days straight. Evide…
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'Take notes the old fashioned way': Teacher refuses to let student bring loud laptop to class, so he brings a typewriter instead

'Take notes the old fashioned way': Teacher refuses to let student bring loud laptop to class, so he brings a typewriter instead

Teachers should use careful wording when instructing their students. This is especially true when it comes to enforcing rules and regulations because simply put, kids don't like restrictions and sometimes, they're right. Sometimes, they can be ridiculous. No texting during class? Fine. Limited bathroom breaks? Come on! You're just asking for people to dislike you. This student was told that their laptop was too noisy and that he would have to take notes the “old fashioned way.” Obviously, in hi…
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School Admin insists on name-based email address policy, teacher gets unfortunately inappropriate email upsetting parents: 'I went ahead and followed orders'

When I was in middle school our school had an unfortunate naming convention for our school usernames that consisted of the first five letters of your last name followed by the first four letters of your first name. Naturally, my username was thus “DicksBra” and you can imagine how much fun we, being a group of 11-year-old boys had with that. Any time my username was required it was gleefully announced or entered to the tune of stifled laughter
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'[She] was the absolute worst': Teacher embarrassed in front of entire class during satisfying guest presentation

'[She] was the absolute worst': Teacher embarrassed in front of entire class during satisfying guest presentation

Who didn't dream of seeing their least favorite teacher get their comeuppance? You may be 12 years old or you may be 42, but the truth of the matter is that no one forgets that one unnecessarily cruel teacher. This, of course, would be the so-called “educator” who didn't seem to enjoy any aspect of their job with the exception of disciplining children and asserting their power over their students. This would be that teacher who pre-judged you on Day One and who never let you prove yourself as a…
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Kid breaks his phone at school rather than letting it be confiscated, now the parents want the school to pay: 'You better pay for my son's phone!'

Taking responsibility for your own actions is important and one of the first major lessons that a young kid should learn from their parents. Unfortunately, a bunch of kids were never taught this lesson—or if the seeds were planted… they never took root. When these kids grow up and have kids of their own, predictably the new parents are not the most reliable at teaching their own children a lesson that they themselves never learned, leading to a new generation of entitled people in a vicious sel…
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