Friday, November 16, 2007

A Teacher's Story

A teacher's story...

A group of students shuffled into a classroom, smiling sheepishly and explaining that the reason they were so miserably late was that they had just had a flat and stopped to change it. The teacher nodded. Then, seperating the students into different corners of the room, asked that each one write on a sheet of paper which tire had been damaged.

27 comments:

Fab said...

Ha ha ha good one! Teacher being you I suppose...

Stewart Sternberg said...

No Fab, I wish I were that clever

Travis said...

It isn't fair for a teacher to ruin a perfectly good excuse that way. Might as well just tell the truth about the alien abduction.

M@ said...

What an old saw! You misspelled separate.

:)

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, I heard this one, but it was about a make up test. The teacher separated them, asked two questions. 1. something about the actual test for 10 points.

2. for 90 points. Which tire?

Lana said...

That story's a classic (I heard the same version Charles heard.)

Mark Rainey said...

Good tale. Wonder how it came out. ;)

Jon said...

No pithy little tale ever goes unpunished.

Vwriter said...

Hey Stewart,

Could you please re-write the story as a haiku?

miller580 said...

This story reminds me of Ferris Buellers day off. Remember the scene where the principle askes the father to bring in Grandma's corpse?

Here is a link...too funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktIEyq-Id8E

Christina said...

That is great! I would never have thought to do this. I could almsot see the kids sweating it out.

Sidney said...

Clever!

Franki said...

Clever teachers are the worst.

Pythia3 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Stewart.

And, how about that haiku suggestion from vwriter? How about it? Uh?

All the best to you and yours.

Lindy

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Stewart! This reminds me of my hubby. He knew one of his students cheated, so he told the class that he knew who the cheater was. Then, tells them to each get out a piece of paper and write down who they were and how and why he/she cheated. He told them he would then not FAIL the cheater, but, instead, work with him/her to make things right. Well, needless to say, the number of cheaters increased as the papers were turned in. These were college students! We had them calling and dropping by the house just to apologize! Never happened again. Donnetta

Vwriter said...

Stewart. Check our job descriptionsm will you? MIne says "NEVER updates his blog." Yours says, "ALWAYS updates his blog."

Ergo, you're the blog wizard and if you don't update your blog I'm calling my blog union steward.

Tammie Jean said...

Very funny :)

Christina said...

Where are you hiding, buddy? I miss your company. I hope everything is going good with you.

Kate S said...

Hmm... so where are the updates? Hope all is well in your world.

(No need to metion I haven't updated my blog in over a month, YOU'RE the blog guru.)

SQT said...

I keep looking in, but no Stu....

ShadowFalcon said...

haha I'm going to have to use that sometime

miller580 said...

hello
hello
hello

(Repeats itself as if in a cavern.)

Vwriter said...

Stewart, if you don't start blogging again I'm going to post folk lyrics on your sight. Don't make me do that.

All right. I'll make you a deal. I'll blog tomorrow night. Once a year is more than I had planned, but I'll do it if you'll come back and post. How's that for a deal? You can come on my blog and make acerbic comments. Funny comments. Incisive comments. Or political comments. No, wait. I hate politics.

Or, if that doesn't draw you out, I'll offer to bring my DVD copy of "Karl Marx does Karoake" to our next writers meeting. How's that for incentive.

Vwriter said...

Just a quick update, Stewart. I'm posting on my blog tomorrow. Then you can take your revenge. miller580- otherwise known as Jim-reminded me that I shouldn't post today because it is the 1 year anniversary of me not posting on my own blog. This year I'm going to stretch myself and do two postings, and possibly a third if Britney returns my calls.

SQT said...

Stuuuuuuuuuu............... Are you there?

Vwriter said...

He's meditating. Gathering his energy before I make my yearly post.

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