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Feb 13 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,487 points)
An irate father stormed into the principal’s office.

“I demand to know,” he screamed, “why my son Winslow was given a zero on his English examination.”

“Now, don’t get excited,” said the principal.
“We ll get your Winslow’s English teacher in here. I m sure she has some explanation.”

A few minutes later, the English teacher arrived.

“Why did you give Winslow a zero on his English final?” demanded the father.

“I had no choice,” said the schoolmarm.
“He handed in a blank paper with absolutely nothing on it.”

“That’s no excuse,” shouted the father.
“You could have at least given him an A for neatness!”



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Virginia Feb 13

Ha ha, Marianne and this joke has an element of truth, as yours often do! I don't know if demanding good grades is as common in Europe, but here in the USA the universities receive much criticism if the professor actually requires the students to learn; people think paying the (admittedly exorbitant) tuition entitles students to a good is quite sad.

Marianne Virginia Feb 14

Yes, Virginia, and the practice with exorbitant costs and fees seemed to favour the upper levels ...

But that is not new.

Rooster Feb 14

It does sound like our school systems nowadays! :D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Feb 14

Lol, Rooster, I can only add this picture:



Rooster Rooster Feb 15

@Marianne : That picture about says it all! 

Marianne Rooster Feb 15

Lol, Rooster, yes, it does. :angel::D:D:D

TheOtherTink Feb 14

"Neatness," answered the teacher, "only counts if something is written. A blank page is no better than a blank mind, which makes me believe in genetics." 

(Teacher fired shortly thereafter, because the cowardly principal didn't want to upset a taxpayer.)

Sadly, that is not new: either exaggeration - whether influent parents or exaggerated protective measures or rules for students - is harming the notion of common sense, educational systems and destabilising the teaching staff and educational values.

That reminds of some parodies about and from the "cultural" turmoils of the 60ies (FR and DE):

In English:

More details in German:,_der_Ferienschreck

(in French, for comparison)

And (in German, no English info):

:D :D :D


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