I’m an author of mild success. I’m not incredibly popular, but my books sell enough. About 3 months ago, someone from my old high school reached out to see if a student could interview me.
I responded that my time at the school wasn’t the happiest, but I would give the student responses relating to my career. We had a great chat. She started asking questions about my time at the school, but I redirected. She caught on to what I was doing and asked “I’m sensing that you’re hesitant to talk about your time at (school). Is that true?”
I said let’s focus on the story, and she was like “Actually this could be a better story.”
So I said y’know what, sure. Whatever. I don’t owe the school anything, I’m not being paid, and even though it’s been a long time and I’ve grown from what happened, it’s still worth talking about. I mentioned a few names in specific, and how I’d tried to ask for help and was blown off by everyone. Teachers at my school very strongly favored the girls in sports teams, and would often be buddy buddy with them and their parents.
I mentioned a teacher who openly mocked the way I dressed, my lack of athleticism, etc. I brought up the time that a group of girls followed me around the school mooing at me and when I broke down crying because they wouldn’t stop and tried to tell a teacher, the teacher called me “Moolly” for the rest of the year and when I yelled “MY NAME IS MOLLY. MOLLY” she had me suspended for a week.
She ended up publishing the whole interview. Nothing exactly went “viral” but there were posts on FB with a ton of comments and it caused some commotion in that community.
A few weeks later, I was contacted by a school official who chastised me for bringing up old wounds and trying to paint veteran teachers as bad people when they were going through difficult times already. The teacher responsible for the “Moolly” incident had a local lifetime teaching award taken away from her after it all came out, so was it really worth it, and maybe did I remember things wrong?
Finally, a handful of my old classmates (many of them stuck around town) found me and I was barraged with a ton of messages telling me that I’m ruining the reputation of the school and of several prominent community members, it was X years ago so why can’t I just get over it, etc. Some of them obviously haven’t changed.
It was a long time ago, yes. I don’t know how I really feel about how this all went down though. I know times are tough for teachers right now.... keep reading on reddit ➡
In school when we had to fold our papers the teacher would say hamburger style if we were to fold at the horizontal center.
Or if was hot dog style we would fold it from the vertical style.
Sorry if I don't make sense, just woke up and curious.
ETA I've been out of school almost 20 years.
ETA part deux I'm really stupid, I never really thought it was strictly an american thing.
I'm going to edit this last time to ask, does anyone know how to turn of the inbox replies on this because it's a lot. I've learned quite a bit today!
As much as we love taking down hedge funds, we have to remember that the people who work at these funds don’t really lose much except for their jobs. Instead, it is the investors who have significant money in the funds.
Based on Melvin Capital’s filings, some of the biggest investors in their fund were NYC government officials pension funds, which includes retirement accounts for teachers, janitors, and other regular people. Us monkeys are making a lot of money from GME and AMC but we should do it while making sure it’s only the hedge fund who are suffering, and not regular people.
As a result, if you were one of these people who’s retirement account is at risk due to what happened with Melvin, comment below and generous monkeys can help you out.
This is a war between the billionaire hedgies and commoner autists like us, and we should make sure that everyday people don’t become casualties. When hedge funds make money at the expense of others, they buy a new yatch. When WSB makes money by killing hedge funds, we give it back to the needy. Let’s make sure that rhetoric sticks.
Peace out autists and keep on holding 🙌💎
Video games came up in class today. As a basic girly girl, no one believed that I could be a gamer:
"Hey Mrs. G, since you say you game, can we play together?"
"Sure. When you graduate high school."
"But, but -- I'm in 7th grade."
"Welp. Study hard."
"Hmpf. What if you're bluffing? What games do you even play?"
"My favorite is probably, um, Apex Legends."
"Oh reeeaaally. So tell me then... what's the damage of a Mozambique?"
"Depends. With or without Hammerpoint?"
[in my best Lifeline impression] "Now pay attention. Ya might learn a thing or two."
The French exchange student raised his hand and said, "Excuse me Madam, but I don't know how to say fractions. How do you say those?"
"Easy," said the teacher, "you just say the top number and then the bottom number is read as an ordinal number. For example, 2/3 is 'two-thirds', 3/4 is 'three-fourths', and 2/5 is 'two-fifths'."
"Thanks, I understand, "said the exchange student.
"Good," said the teacher, and then asked the student, "so how do you say 4/8?"
"Should I reduce?" asked the boy.
"That would be best," said the teacher.
"One-second," said the boy.
"Take as long as you need," said the teacher.
I've been taking care of children since I was 11 years old. I babysat all the time, and then in college worked as an assistant teacher at a toddler/infant daycare. Afterwards I become a classroom teacher and am now tutoring children one-on-one. Overall I have taken care of and/or taught thousands of children from just after birth all the way to 16 years old, so I understand their differences/needs/developmental changes. I actually understand what it means to raise a child, and it amazes me how many people talk about having children, who don't seem to know a thing about them! Like, when is that last time they played with a child? They may want to consider babysitting for a friend once in a while to see what it actually is like. My mother doesn't like children at all, and yet she had me and my brother, and it was miserable being raised by her. Why do these people have children who don't enjoy their company at all? There should be more education about it really means to raise a child, and then I think a lot more people would be childfree. It makes me sad that out of all the children I've met, only a very few special ones I can see are being raised by parents who actually enjoy and appreciate children. The rest seem to have no idea what a child is, and are constantly berating their actual children for not performing to their ideal of what they thought parenthood would be like.