Things Teachers Say

Gentlemen, it’s not considered self defense if you beat the other guy’s face into the ground.


I’m White?!

Student 1: You need to go talk to your son.
Me: My son?
Student 1: Yeah, your son.
Student 2: She ain’t my mom.
Student 1: You white, she white.
Me (best shocked expression I can come up with): Wait, what? I’M WHITE?!
<Stunned silence, I couldn’t keep it together and we all laughed>

Ratted Out

Student: Miss, I saw one of your students yesterday.

Me: You’ll have to be more specific.

Student: The one that got in a fight the other day.

Me: Ok…?

Student: He was on my street at like 1 o’clock.

Me: Hmmm.

Student: Shouldn’t he be in class?

Me: (raised eyebrow)

Student: Touché, Miss. Touché.

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