Foto Friday: My Favorite Things That Teachers Say

This is the front cover of one of the latest batch of Classmate Spiral Notebooks that I ordered for my shop! Stuff teachers say!

I bet you all have heard these at some point of time or the other during your school/college life. I sure have. My favorite among these are:

  1. Speak up! Didn't eat breakfast?
    We got to hear this every time we didn't wish a teacher "Good morning, Ma'am" or "Good afternoon, Ma'am" loud and clear. And even when we were being scolded by a teacher! I mean, really! Which kid in the world would dare to speak up in front of a teacher who was scolding him/her?

  2. Is this a classroom or fish market?
    Oh those blessed unexpected "free periods" when a teacher was absent and no substitute was available! The chaos that greeted the teacher who entered the classroom next after such a free period! What surprised me most was that even purely vegetarian teachers, who had probably never visited a fish market in their entire life, knew that our class was like a fish market!

School-time memories... and our teachers! They just grow upon us, don't they? Regardless of how many scoldings or thrashings we might have had from them.

Do you recall any such favorite things that YOUR teachers used to say?

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Parul said...

Shut up your mouth!
I want pin drop silence.
Who will answer that? Tell..

Fun post K! :)

Mithila Menezes said...

"If you're so clever, why don't you teach the lesson?"
This one has been reserved for me in school.. and my teachers had to scream this question loud at me atleast thrice a week!
My oversmartness was easily shown by my sarcastic backbencher comments.. And the one thing that often made my teachers shut up was the fact that I always topped in all subjects! :D

Chicky said...

All masterpieces, Parul! I wonder if they teach all this stuff in the B.Ed. courses. ;-)

Chicky said...

Mithila, if you were in Snape's class, I bet you'd have annoyed him as much as Hermione did! :D

Pooja Sharma Rao said...

Have been a student and a teacher both, enjoyed this.

Chicky said...

Hahaha! Pooja, I was hoping to get a teacher to respond to this! :P

Vinay Leo R. said...

Oh what a lovely notebook, firstly :) No, I don't remember the dialogues much, though there was this one teacher who used to say a word too often. Once, we counted as to how many times he'd say it in the hour. was around 200 something. :D

sulekkha said...

A friend's professor at college used to say, 'Open the windows, let the atmosphere come in' :)

Chicky said...

Isn't it, Vinay? Very creative! :D
And I can see you guys were real attentive in class! Hehehe! :P

Chicky said...

Hahahaha! That would have been a fun class for your friend, Sulekkha! I bet no one fell asleep in that class! :P

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

My school principal, a Keralite man feared and beloved in equal measure, grandly declared one recess in August, "Children, there will be holiday on the 5th. Then you can go for your Riksha Bandhan".

Another time, in Calcutta, our noisy class was stunned into silence by the following epic warning: "Keep quite. Phather (Father) is rotating in thee corridor!"

A year later, back in Delhi, a chapter on gravitational forces was rendered unforgettable by the following immortal example/question: "Children, suppose I am on top of the Qutub Minar, what will fall down first? A donkey, Lijo Thomas, or a donkey tied to Lijo Thomas?".

Chicky Kadambari said...

OB, hearing you talk in Hindi is as much fun!
Who's Lijo Thomas?

Ls said...

One of my teachers when correcting notebooks, looking at the indecipherable handwriting used to say, 'What is this? Monkey/Ant handwriting? Are you a monkey? Then why you are writing like this?'

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