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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-23-06 07:26 AM
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24. Shit, so many would make that list . . .
If anyone wonders why I HATE school with an unbridled passion, one needs only to look at the teachers I've had the unfortunate misery of dealing with over the years. From ones who almost took pleasure in humiliating me in front of people, yellers, short-fused bastards, brick-hard serious bores, droning monotone-voiced nothings to teachers who would suck all of the life out of what should be an interesting subject, I've had them all and I'm SICK of it.

By far the worst was an asshole named Hobart Johnson. I guess those who can't teach become principal, right? This guy made government dull as hell; I would regularly fall asleep in his class or read metal magazines. Might as well, even when I attempted to learn I'd get absolutely nothing out of it, since his viewpoint on everything was Republican-slanted or so dull you couldn't stay awake even for a minute. One day he came in the back of the room, in front of the whole class (many of whom couldn't stand me to begin with, but that's another thread), took my magazine away and said "THIS is why you're not passing". Now, today's me would have grabbed the magazine back and told him to "fuck off, I'm not passing because you can't make a goddamned thing interesting to save your life" right quick. But that was the weak and passive version of me, and I had to sit humiliated while everyone stared at me for ten seconds.

This was high school for me. And everyone wonders why I refuse to go to reunions.

Why can't somebody come up with a better, faster and more interesting way of learning things? Why does learning have to be such a painful and arduous process that's loaded with years upon years of needless busywork? WHY can't they screen people in the education field to make sure our schools aren't loaded with the dickheads described above? Why does school have to be THIS BAD?

And spare me the "Life's what you make it" bullshit. Like I ASKED for boring teachers, shitty classmates and bad bosses? NO. I just GOT them. Sometimes, for whatever reason, it just doesn't happen for you.
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