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Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#21 Nov 5, 2012
1. You all sound like idiots who deserve each other.

2. Use hats.

3. Maybe you were a butt-kissing wuss. Many women like to be challenged a bit, not continuously placated and sucked up to.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#22 Nov 5, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Heh. I remember a girl in grade school who's name was Lisa. Then at soem point, she decided she wanted to be unique and began spelling it Lysa. Not sure how long that nonsense lasted.
My favorite is this kid I went to grade school with. Name was Joel, but went by Joey. Teacher is SCREAMING at him to get his attention once "JOSEPH! JOSEPH!" Finally, he realizes she's yelling at him. "My name isn't Joseph..."

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#23 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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My favorite is this kid I went to grade school with. Name was Joel, but went by Joey. Teacher is SCREAMING at him to get his attention once "JOSEPH! JOSEPH!" Finally, he realizes she's yelling at him. "My name isn't Joseph..."
That's even more funny cause even if he "went by" Joey, I'm pretty sure all the official documents(like report cards and class lists) would have his legal name, so you would think she knew that ever time she filled in the grades.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#24 Nov 5, 2012
My teachers threw chalk or the erasers to get our attention.
Matilda77 wrote:
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My favorite is this kid I went to grade school with. Name was Joel, but went by Joey. Teacher is SCREAMING at him to get his attention once "JOSEPH! JOSEPH!" Finally, he realizes she's yelling at him. "My name isn't Joseph..."

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#25 Nov 5, 2012
First day of seventh grade, roll call in math class. Ms. something called out "Angie"? and I had no clue she meant me. Finally I spoke up and said, politely that it should be "Angela."

Teacher, meanly: "Well it says here 'angie' and that's what I am going to call you."

Me: You can call me that all you want, I won't answer, and you can deal with my mom if you think you'll get me in trouble for refusing to go by "angie."

Stupid bitch - she was a mean teacher.

And it just means that someone in the school office wrote my name down as 'Angie' even though my parents had "angela" written down on whatever paperwork they had to turn in.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#26 Nov 5, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That's even more funny cause even if he "went by" Joey, I'm pretty sure all the official documents(like report cards and class lists) would have his legal name, so you would think she knew that ever time she filled in the grades.
Oh, they did. She was just pulling that out of her ass in her b1tchy teacher fury.

No disrespect to teachers--I don't remember which one this was, but my junior high teachers universally sucked.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#27 Nov 5, 2012
RACE wrote:
My teachers threw chalk or the erasers to get our attention.
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One of mine did. I can't imagine he'd have a job today if he's still doing that. He had my full attention in class for sure, though. He also picked me up and put me on top of a locker once.

My mom once said, "You seemed so nervous introducing us to him at open house. Had your hands in front of your mouth the whole time." Nice pickup, there, Mom. I was scared sh1tless of him.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#28 Nov 5, 2012
We moved in the middle of 2nd grade, and on my first day at my new school, the boy in front of me got hauled out of class by his ear by the teacher who's name was Miss Papermaster.

No sh!t, that was her name and she looked like you're probably imagining; old lady, hair in a bun, skirt, sensible shoes. She terrified the crap out of me for the rest of the year.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Nov 5, 2012
LW1 - if she's spelling it 3 different ways each day, THEN i'd laugh and wonder WTF is up with the neighbor. otherwise, MYOB on the spelling problem. as for her being noisy, chekc wiht others and all of you approach a supervisor. i used to sit in front of someone who was hard of hearing in one ear and deaf in the other. one day, she was yelling so muhc louder than usual that i just had to say someting to her. her excuse: the other person was on speaker and she's hard of hearing... i mentioned perhaps next time you should say you cant hear b/c of the speaker phone, would the other person take it off speaker. i told her i understand her situation, but that call was very disruptive (i literally jumped out of my seat when she picked up)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#30 Nov 5, 2012
squishymama wrote:
We moved in the middle of 2nd grade, and on my first day at my new school, the boy in front of me got hauled out of class by his ear by the teacher who's name was Miss Papermaster.
No sh!t, that was her name and she looked like you're probably imagining; old lady, hair in a bun, skirt, sensible shoes. She terrified the crap out of me for the rest of the year.
My 6th grade teacher did not crack a smile the entire year. Seriously, you're in the wrong profession.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#31 Nov 5, 2012
ok, now the office loudmouth is carrying on about her vacation... 50-some YO carrying on like a college kid in Mexico for a week. it WAS kinda pleasant while she was gone (she can be quiet, as she whispers to another neighbor when they're being snarky, but can't keep a conversational volume the rest of hte day), but it was also almost too quiet!

Sad that you'll take a mean, rude, inconiserate, food-in-the-mouth-talker over the hum of the printer and HVAC some days!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#32 Nov 5, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
ok, now the office loudmouth is carrying on about her vacation... 50-some YO carrying on like a college kid in Mexico for a week. it WAS kinda pleasant while she was gone (she can be quiet, as she whispers to another neighbor when they're being snarky, but can't keep a conversational volume the rest of hte day), but it was also almost too quiet!
Sad that you'll take a mean, rude, inconiserate, food-in-the-mouth-talker over the hum of the printer and HVAC some days!
There's no such thing as too quiet, ha ha.

I miss having a desk, and I'm still annoyed by people, but it's not the same people all day every day.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#33 Nov 5, 2012
RACE wrote:
My teachers threw chalk or the erasers to get our attention.
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I had a French teacher who did that in 8th? 9th? grade.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#34 Nov 5, 2012
squishymama wrote:
We moved in the middle of 2nd grade, and on my first day at my new school, the boy in front of me got hauled out of class by his ear by the teacher who's name was Miss Papermaster.
No sh!t, that was her name and she looked like you're probably imagining; old lady, hair in a bun, skirt, sensible shoes. She terrified the crap out of me for the rest of the year.
Haha!

My first grade teacher's name was Mrs. Weiner ("weener"). We were on the border of too young to get it/laugh about it amongst ourselves. She wasn't mean though.

I used to take my dog to a vet named Dr. Nipper.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#35 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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There's no such thing as too quiet, ha ha.
Oh yes there is. On the quiet days, I feel like every word of my personal phone calls are being intently listened to. And I don't want to hear it about how I shouldn't be on personal calls at work!
;)

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#36 Nov 5, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Oh yes there is. On the quiet days, I feel like every word of my personal phone calls are being intently listened to. And I don't want to hear it about how I shouldn't be on personal calls at work!
;)
there's somethign about teh buzz and hum of "normal" office sounds that remind me that i'm at work, but if it's too quiet, i kinda loose the "get up and go" to get stuff done. it's a fine line, though!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#37 Nov 5, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
L1: WTF? You don't get to decide that someone else is spelling their own name wrong.
L2: Yet another reason to be harvested for organs and then incinerated.
L3: That sounds like another way of saying "it's not you, it's me." You probably are a boring doormat, and it's not about treating someone "too well" - it's about having ideas and opinions of your own and being fun.
ITA. Thanks for saving me time.
Julie

Chicago, IL

#38 Nov 5, 2012
LW1: "When I have mentioned to her that perhaps she must spell her name so often to customers because she's spelling it wrong in the first place...'"

O. M. F.N. God. Do your co-worker a favor and jump off a cliff, you nutjob btch.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#39 Nov 5, 2012
Julie wrote:
LW1: "When I have mentioned to her that perhaps she must spell her name so often to customers because she's spelling it wrong in the first place...'"
O. M. F.N. God. Do your co-worker a favor and jump off a cliff, you nutjob btch.
I don't often agree with your approach, but this time you are spot on

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#40 Nov 5, 2012
Okay, I finally got what the LW is saying (thanks to reading Julie's post): She's making dig at her coworker for having an unusually spelled name, like Stanleigh (yes, I know a woman with that name) or Brandiy. Goofy spellings. LW is just being a B and picking at her coworker for having the dumb luck of parents who opted for an unusual spelling.

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