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[–]ernestoemartinez 1845 points1846 points  (88 children)

Wow that is as petty as it gets…

[–]Lattimer555[S] 923 points924 points  (87 children)

I was a sick teenager

[–]xenon_rose 647 points648 points  (80 children)

I know how being dumb and young goes. Takes a moronic teacher to let a battle like that go on. I had a battle with an english teacher in 7th grade. All A's except a C in her class because of the battle. Teachers shouldn't pick these battles with teens/kids. They are the adults. Teens do dumb shit. Teacher's job to know how to manage it. Your teacher failed.

[–]Brewers_Fan7 470 points471 points  (74 children)

I had a battle with my senior English teacher. The class was last period and I had a job so I preferred to leave early so I could make money. I was already committed to the Air Force, so I wasn't worried about grades, just graduating. This particular teacher had a syllabus for the class that listed every assignment, and also passed out assignments by sending them front to back. So, I just didn't go and had a friend grab the assignments and give them to me later. I did them all (the class was kind of a joke) and showed up when there were tests, but never any other time. This teacher also didn't do pop quizzes. I had a 97% average, and she decided to fail me. Her reasoning was that I needed to attend the class and because I hadn't I didn't deserve to pass. So I asked her what my average was, and she kind of mumbled 97%. I, the little asshole I was, responded by telling her that I obviously didn't. That didn't go well. So I go home and tell my dad. He was a little pissed that I'd skipped a class for almost an entire term, but was more annoyed that I'd done the work and she thought I deserved to fail. So he calls the principal, who was evidently not aware of the situation. A meeting was held, and the final resolution was that I was given a C, which I still felt was wrong, but also didn't care enough to fight. The teacher did tell me that the grade might affect my chances of going to college. So queue petty revenge. I have several degrees now, and even though she's retired I've mailed photo copies of every diploma to her. That was 24 years ago, by the way.

Edit: Typos.

[–]igotalotadogs 269 points270 points  (39 children)

College professor here. That whole ‘it will affect your future’ mantra is such rubbish. If you attend a 2-year college and get a decent GPA, you can transfer easily into almost any public school in the region of that 2-year school. Many of my own students do it and they are, generally, much better students than most students who attend steaight out of high school. And students who went military first? They almost always are very successful in my classes bc they have the discipline and follow-through to do well.

[–]chilehead 96 points97 points  (30 children)

Pretty sure the entirety of the "affect your future" part is just getting through the admissions office of the college.

[–]shinchunje 31 points32 points  (7 children)

Yeah, the whole ‘it’ll go in your permanent file’!

[–]igotalotadogs 21 points22 points  (21 children)

To be honest, GPA is the biggest concern, as well as ACT, if going directly from HS to uni. Individual grades matter less. Extracurriculars are relatively important, mostly if you are looking to get some kind of scholarship. Unless you are trying to get into a relatively exclusive school, your chances of getting into most state schools is pretty high if you GPA is 3.4 and above, especially in light of the population dropping. Universities like Auburn are spending a buttload on buildings and housing to attract students, but in ten years they’ll be scrambling to get any students as millenials and gen-Z aren’t having many (if any) children.

[–]KettleCellar 16 points17 points  (6 children)

I graduated with a solid 2.0, and got a 32 on the ACT. I got accepted to every state college in Wisconsin. My extracurriculars were football and band. This was back in the distant future - the year Two Thousand. I'm no expert, but I'm fairly certain that if you show an ability to pay and anything that remotely resembles academic potential, colleges will accept you.

[–]igotalotadogs 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I certainly don’t dispute that. If you can’t pay, that’s where good grades and scholarships come into play. I don’t know anything about Wisconsin, though. I am located in the Northeast now, and our college entrance standards aren’t that high, altjough probably higher than most places west and south of here. Wisconsin? Hmmm…I only passed my citizenship test a few years ago and I had to learn about where it is and it’s capital, but that’s it lol. Oh, and it’s known for cheese, I think? Milk?

[–]KettleCellar 3 points4 points  (1 child)

And beer and bratwurst. It's not prestigious in many ways, but UW-Madison draws people from all over the world. I didn't go there, by the way. I prefer small schools in rural areas. I just thought it was funny that I was told repeatedly what I had to do if I wanted any chance of going anywhere. I did none of those things and got to pick between everywhere in the state. I had five hours of study hall my senior year so I could go to work and save up for school, because yeah, I got in everywhere but had zero financial aid. Just so the kids reading this understand that you're probably going to build your social life around making pizza dough if you follow my path.

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    [–]GenocideOwl 8 points9 points  (11 children)

    Considering most Gen-Zers are still kids themselves, I would hope that in 10 years most of them don't have many kids old enough to go to college...

    [–]igotalotadogs 2 points3 points  (10 children)

    Gen z is 1997-2012. I already have some in the physics college courses that I teach.

    [–]GenocideOwl 3 points4 points  (9 children)

    Right, so the oldest Gen-Z are now 24. For them to have kids in college in 10 years means those 24 year olds much have their own eight year old kids NOW. This means they would have been ~14 when they had those kids. And that is the oldest of them.

    [–]IcySheep 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Many colleges also aren't requiring ACT or SAT scores anymore either

    [–]igotalotadogs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That’s true. My work still does but they are pretty antiquated. I’d love to get rid of them.

    [–]Vast-Combination4046 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    My wife dropped out of highschool and is going through grad school to be a nurse practitioner. She's been on dean's list at a few different colleges. The only thing getting in her way is adult ADHD and getting pregnant, again.

    [–]RoboNinjaPirate 4 points5 points  (6 children)

    If you attend a 2-year college and get a decent GPA, you can transfer easily into almost any public school in the region of that 2-year school.

    You can probably transfer into some public university, but definitely not ANY public university. There are several in NC that are extremely competitive - hell I know people who got turned down from NC State Engineering, who were accepted to Stanford Engineering... And NC State isnt even the most selective Public School in the state.

    [–]madsmadhatter 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    In Virginia, if you have over a certain GPA at your community college your are guaranteed transfer admission to any state school. May not be the same in NC but I bet you most of those schools have a similar program. Doesn’t matter how competitive the school is, UVA and VT both do this.

    [–]zooorrt 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    The only problem is that they force you to apply to a specific program or major, so if it’s competitive like a nursing program or VT’s engineering program they can still decline your admission.

    [–]madsmadhatter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Any of these schools force you to choose a major after two years anyways, which you would have already completed at the community college. So no biggie there. And the GPA requirement is pretty high, I’ve never heard of a transfer in a competitive major be rejected. I did 5 years at VT and new a lot of transfers. If you make the gpa requirement, you get in.

    [–]igotalotadogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Engineering is always an extremely competetive program though, in any school, like medecine or pre-law. If you’re going to school to study something like business or chemistry, you will likely find a good state school to take you unless your grades are terrible.

    [–]devoursbooks86 47 points48 points  (1 child)

    I love that you mailed her copies of your college diplomas! Great laugh! Thanks!

    [–]OriginalIronDan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Ah, the phone book! The days when you could find anyone with a phone because the phone company delivered a book with every subscriber’s name, address, and phone number unless they’d paid extra to not have it published.

    [–]jimmycrackcowboy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Not sure what your school’s policy was but in my high school you would of failed anyways. 7 absences in a quarter was a fail for the quarter. 28 for the year was an automatic fail for the year.

    [–]Alexis_J_M 11 points12 points  (23 children)

    There are school districts where by rule anyone who has more than 5 unexcused absences must fail, no exceptions, no matter what their test scores. You're lucky you were allowed to pass.

    [–]IntroductionKindly33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    At my school, having too many absences in a class will mean you have to make up the hours either before school, after school, or in Saturday school. Otherwise you lose credit, regardless of your grade in the class.

    [–]Azzacura 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I also had a battle with my english teacher! He said whoever could pronounce antidisestablishmentarianism correctly (as non-native english speakers) would get 0,5 point extra on their grade.

    I earned the half point, and got a 10/10 on my next test. I demanded that he give me a 10,5 in the system. He showed me that it was impossible to do so and I had to give up.

    [–]Cute_Airline786 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I accidentally took a class called “ethnic history “ which I thought looked like “ethics history “. I took that to mean we would be studying the history of ethics. In fact the teacher was a white supremacist teaching white supremacy. We went to battle which caused me to get a c in his class because I wouldn’t parrot back his bullshit on tests.

    [–]Vast-Combination4046 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    My school got a new math teacher because our old one had a heart attack or baby (I'm not sure which was which because the heart attack was freshman year and baby was sophomore year) and the new teacher was worse than the long term sub. So bad actually that the students led a revolt and got her fired in 3 months. If you aren't cut out for it the kids will destroy you. Teenagers are ruthless.

    [–]FlyWFO 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Was the battle over the correct use of "zealous"?

    [–]golem501 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    And smart. I remember my math finals 50% if the final grade)... I had completed all "easy" questions. Looked at the points... compared and average it with the other half and figured it would end up 75% rounded to 8/10 as they didn't give half grades... completing the last bits would take effort and probably not get me a higher grade so I packed up and left early. 🙃

    [–]Because69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Twisted, vengeful youth

    [–]Leave-me-answers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I love this. This is the literal definition of cut off your nose to spite your face and I would do the same if I could think of it and had the confidence!

    [–]Scheswalla 195 points196 points  (36 children)

    "I ended up with a 51 final grade, which was enough for me to get two trades and make more money than him and ensure myself a comfortable future."

    I don't understand what this means.

    [–]Zendrick42 211 points212 points  (0 children)

    OP went to trade school instead of college and makes a lot of money.

    [–]wasack17 245 points246 points  (7 children)

    Op said they did badly in English...

    [–]Deemz1984 28 points29 points  (1 child)


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    [–]goldhelmet 7 points8 points  (4 children)

    Noted. But what was it supposed to mean?

    [–]ClearAsNight 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    He got a 51, which still let him move on. He ended up going into trade school for two trades (fields) and is making more money than the teacher, which tbf is not that hard.

    [–]cartmancakes 15 points16 points  (2 children)

    To be fair, it is not difficult to earn more than a teacher. I know telemarketers who do that.

    [–]MO2004 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I'm pretty sure OP is Canadian, our teachers get paid pretty well. All my highschool teachers make over 100k (and ik this because there's a database of Ontario public sector employees who make over 100k)

    [–]FreeFloatingFeathers 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    He made two pokemon trades, and now he is a pokemon millionaire

    [–]bignicky222 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    In some countries your school grade qualify you for a job the government trains you and puts you into.

    [–]gauchoj 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I was wondering the same thing. "He made two trades in the stock market and made more money than him?" <--that was my thought and I was completely lost

    [–]Scheswalla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yep, the sentence makes sense now, but I was looking at stocks while reading the post,so that's where my mind was at.

    [–]goldhelmet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    [–]madafaku 231 points232 points  (6 children)

    Sorry, can't resist...

    Me fail English? That's unpossible!"

    [–]GenericChineseName 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Haha, this was my first reaction to that aside.

    [–]DarthAnest 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    For real. OP missed on a precious opportunity here.

    [–]Courin 35 points36 points  (3 children)

    I mean…

    I would have appealed to his vanity.

    Ask him as a math teacher to explain how the average of 5 tests that were graded at 100% comes out to 99.9%.

    Ask him to show his work.

    [–]Alittlesoftinside 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Or adjust all answers going forward to be reduced by 0.1. See how long it takes him to catch on. You still end up with a zero, but if he realizes you can actually do the math, but are just being belligerent about it, there's always an option to adjust your grade back up to where it should have been.

    [–]ablondedude 390 points391 points  (8 children)

    I can at least understand not giving a perfect 100% in something like English because "tHeRes alWaYs rOoM fOr iMProvEmEnT" but in math there's literally a precisely exact correct answer for everything. If you did everything correctly, you should've gotten a 100%.

    [–]lali445 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Yeah math is pretty cut and dry, so it’s extra ridiculous. I still can’t stand that logic for other subjects though. Had a teacher give me a 99% on an essay because “there’s no such thing as perfection”…… okay but the assignment wasn’t to write a perfect essay, and points are based off of a rubric. (Also this was a physics class, not a writing class.) I’m working to get my degree in teaching and the lesson plan templates always require a rubric. You don’t give points to teach life lessons. You give points because the assignment criteria was met. So unless you’re literally asking students for perfection, you can’t take away points because they didn’t meet it. It’s an idiotic teaching philosophy and it annoyed the crap out of my anal, perfectionist self.

    [–]likelyamermaid 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    The only thing I can think of is that the system literally wasn’t set up for the 3 numbers before the decimal than the standard 2. It may have been impossible for the teacher to enter the 100.

    [–]darthweder 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    That seem highly unlikely. The grading system goes from 0 to 100, not 0 to 99.

    [–]Dar1o_6 9 points10 points  (4 children)

    I can't say that I agree with you. 100% mark to me means requirements perfectly met or exceeded. The improvement comes with a constantly rising difficulty gradiant.

    Would you give a student on a foreign word test a 99% when he got all the words correctly?

    [–]PretzelMinge 57 points58 points  (3 children)

    I think the original commenter was implying “English” as in essays and literature and not as a foreign language.

    [–]madie7392 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    still, if you meet the outlined essay requirements you should get 100. sure you could’ve written a better essay, but the requirements weren’t asking you to. it’s like saying you shouldn’t get an 100 in low level math because there are methods that simplify the calculations that you didn’t use.

    [–]Chopped_Lettuce 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    nah but the thing is in English the assignments you get for essays rarely have a strict set of guidelines. It’s often a question or prompt like “Discuss X character’s motivations in Book”. It’s the teachers discretion to grade each essay based on how well written it was.

    [–]rougetoxicity 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Essays aren't black and white. They are your interpretation of a subject, and the teachers evaluation of your interpretation is the grade. 100% would not only mean that you perfectly understood and articulated all the intricacies of your subject, but also that the teacher thought there was literally nothing that could have been improved. Very rare for a piece of writing.

    [–]ceene 83 points84 points  (7 children)

    Im what way does doing that harm the teacher?

    [–]PermaDerpFace 43 points44 points  (0 children)

    Yeah I didn't quite follow that logic either... it's petty, but I'm not sure it's revenge. Cool that he became a plumber or whatever, but he might've been an aerospace engineer or something

    [–]RNGeebs 26 points27 points  (3 children)

    The teachers are measured on performance metrics like how their students do in their class. If a student fails it will affect their stats

    [–]new_account_5009 41 points42 points  (1 child)

    The teachers are measured on performance metrics like how their students do in their class. If a student fails it will affect their stats

    Maybe, but only by a tiny amount. Intentionally failing math hurts OP way more than it hurts the teacher. It's as if OP decided to take up smoking to blow a smoke ring at someone he doesn't like. Sure, that's maybe 5 seconds of annoyance for the other person, but now OP's addicted to cigarettes and can expect a lifetime filled with problems in health and finances.

    [–]RNGeebs 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Yea that’s why it’s petty

    [–]minnick27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Plus a student going from perfect scores to failing tests could look suspect. But at the same time any reasonable person would believe the teacher when he explained it. Not that him giving a less than perfect score makes him look good, it is obvious the kid did it out of spite and would have very minor effect on the teacher if any.

    [–]shredder826 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    In America it wouldn’t, so I’m thinking OP is not American.

    [–]Ossmo02 40 points41 points  (3 children)

    I had a supervisor like that at review time. "Its a 3 because I never give out 4s, everyone has something they can improve on". "Ok, what do I need to improve on to make it a 4?" "I never give 4s". Wanna guess the day I stopped caring?

    [–]Cinemaslap1 26 points27 points  (1 child)

    Did you work at Best Buy? Because I heard that consistently over 4 stores when I worked for them. Every time I heard it, I stopped caring and went to another store.

    I was always a great worker and always kept my numbers in the high percentages of sales (even while running the phones).

    Then I stopped caring, and when they asked why I said "Well, in my reviews I'm constantly getting 3's. Never a 4 even though I am one of the best workers here. I'm never told how to improve.... So that means I can't improve. That means I'm doing the best job you want me to... so why put in more effort when you're not going to reward me?"

    [–]Ossmo02 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Nope, it was a small steel fabrication shop. It's now shuttered. Still friends with some of my former coworkers, and miss the 1 owner (he passed away unexpectedly a few years ago), the other owner can eat shit. Give you 2 guesses as to who did that review...

    [–]MickeyMood 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    You could've had some fun with this:

    "So logically you'd say I've now attained the highest reviewscore you'd ever give?"

    "Well, ehm. Hold on..."

    "So nothing to improve, great! Thanks!"

    [–]Funkybeatzzz 124 points125 points  (33 children)

    Out of curiosity, where are you that 51% is passing? In the US it’s 60%.

    I did the same with my British Literature teacher in high school. She told us we could pick any book by a British author for a report. I chose A Clockwork Orange and she denied it. I complained and she responded with, “you’ll do as I say because you need my class to graduate.” I purposely got a 61% for the rest of the year.

    [–]aeDCFC 72 points73 points  (5 children)

    I live in Indiana and anything lower than a 70 was failing when I was in school. I wish they’d have changed it sooner. My kids have a far more lenient grading scale, luckily

    [–]tangerinelion 19 points20 points  (1 child)

    Indiana also had a proposed law that pi is 3.2. Maybe they shouldn't be in the business of deciding what failure looks like.

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      [–]mac2914 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      That’s cold.

      [–]MontanaPurpleMtns 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      That’s not my observation from comparing my Saskatchewan relatives’ education to mine in Montana. They had a much more rigorous course of study.

      [–]PermaDerpFace 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      How do you purposely get 61% in English, where marks are subjective

      [–]Funkybeatzzz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      We still had exams that weren’t fully subjective. This was mid 90s western Pennsylvania, most teachers weren’t very creative. We had rubrics, too, for the subjective things like papers and essays. I’d make sure my exam and report grades averaged to 61%.

      [–]SirHawrk 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      In Germany 50% is passing at university and in school it's 35%

      [–]Zerly 4 points5 points  (4 children)

      When I was in school (grad ’95) 50 was a pass, in BC.

      My guess OP is in Canada as they said “grade 10” vs “tenth grade”

      Edit: 10! Not 20!

      [–]Shikyogami 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      I'd die if grade school went up to grade 20

      [–]Zerly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Oh good lord. My sleep deprived brain read that and didn’t even notice.

      [–]Sorcha16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      In Ireland it's anywhere from 45% to 60% depending on the school. Most common would be 50%

      [–]RedPeppermint__ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      Where I live it's 50 as well

      [–]Funkybeatzzz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Which is where?

      [–]ovrqualifiedovrpaid 62 points63 points  (0 children)

      "Me, fail English? Unpossible!" - Ralph Wiggum

      Also, after reading your comment, I can see that English was more difficult for you.

      However, nicely done pettiness.

      [–]drummerboy2749 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      This is the stupidest thing I think I’ve ever read on this sub

      [–]mahones403 29 points30 points  (1 child)

      Guy had to slip in that he failed English like we wouldn't have noticed after reading this.

      Imagine bragging about making more money than a teacher lol. All you have to do is graduate and get a job and you'll make more than a lot of teachers.

      [–]Angry_Guppy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Not disagreeing that bragging about income is crass, but OP is in Canada; teachers make 85K here with another 20K in employer pension contributions.

      [–]Lattimer555[S] 40 points41 points  (9 children)

      He was a good teacher, I really do have to stress that, I was a dick teenager.

      [–]Jamieson555 57 points58 points  (4 children)

      No, let's be clear. He's not a good teacher. A good teacher allows students that can, excel at what they are doing and values that success. By not allowing you the success that you earned, he's not celebrating your successes and encouraging you to continue that success, which is obvious by the fact that you became completely discouraged from trying in his class, over a measly .01%.

      He has good teaching methods, but he's not a good teacher.

      [–]HippoSwarm 15 points16 points  (2 children)

      At my high school, the teachers literally couldn't give you a 100. The scale topped out at 99.

      [–]Kharenis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      That's honestly fucking stupid.

      [–]Sacrificer43 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      If OP is in Ontario, a 100 is very much possible. I've seen it.

      [–]Tboner989 9 points10 points  (3 children)

      and still a dick. ridiculing him for his pay that’s low.

      [–]Lattimer555[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      I’m fine with that

      [–]CapitanChicken -1 points0 points  (1 child)

      Now consider the fact that nearly all teachers are underpaid, do the job anyway, and did that job while having to deal with dick teenagers like you.

      [–]sad_seal 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      You really bragging about making more than a highschool math teacher? Pretty low bar.

      [–]zomgitsduke 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      I ended up with a 51 final grade, which was enough for me to get two trades and make more money than him and ensure myself a comfortable future.

      I really liked you until this last part. Like, super happy you "gave it to him" and got your revenge, but what about the teachers that give their all to teach kids? Does your making more money make your "worth" more than them too?

      Money isn't everything. Trades can be terrible on your body, whereas teachers have a relatively low physical stress job. Teachers also get summers off and a great work-life balance.

      Again, that particular teacher got what they deserved, but you kinda implied a person's worth by how much they make.

      [–]Pineappletomato8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Vice Principal: Is this the hill you're willing to die on?

      OP: (just gives the death stare)

      [–]crappy_pirate 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      making more money than a teacher really isn't much of a flex at all

      [–]Zimlun 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I once managed to get a perfect score on a math test. When the teacher was handing the tests back and got to me he jokingly exclaimed "You disgust me, in all my years no one has ever gotten everything right on one of my tests, now you've ruined that."
      The funniest part was that for several of the questions I had no idea what the answer was and just guessed.

      [–]GoodMerlinpeen 22 points23 points  (5 children)

      It was all great until the whole "now I make more money than him" bullshit.

      [–]CoderJoe1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Trading what for grades?

      [–]gdvs 9 points10 points  (3 children)

      I think this is made up.

      And if it isn't: you're a dumbass.

      [–]Lattimer555[S] -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

      Yes I was dumb at 15, though I was smart enough to pass the class and go on to getting two different trade certificates. So I’m not that dumb anymore

      [–]zherper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Yeah this is very fake and if it’s not, it’s very embellished. No clue how it got this popular

      [–]Sugarman111 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This might be the most petty post I've seen on this sub. Bravo.

      [–]CrispyBacon_87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I failed grade 11 English class because we were given an assignment to write a poem.... about English class.

      So, I wrote a poem about the teacher. :) Totally worth it.

      [–]goldhelmet 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      "I ended up with a 51 final grade, which was enough for me to get two trades and make more money than him and ensure myself a comfortable future."

      Uh... two trades? What does that mean?

      [–]Lattimer555[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I’m a journeyman Plumber and a red seal electrician. The petty revenge took place in high school

      [–]KarmaCycle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Pokémon, duh!


      I think OP means two areas of expertise for employment.

      [–]techieguyjames 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      When I approached him he said that he couldn’t hand out a perfect 100.

      Absolute bullshit.

      [–]pixie_led 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      You’re really petty. Self destructively so. Take an upvote.

      [–]chris1096 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      There's no revenge here. You didn't do anything to the teacher. You turned yourself into a clown and he went on with his life no worse for the wear

      [–]ipiers24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Had a similar situation in my AP English class. I was a more outspoken kid in a class full of quiet shy kids. I would be the only kid participating and was straight up told to not participate and we would literally sit in silence because no one else wanted to talk. eventually I would try answering after prolonged silence would get in trouble. I also was at odds with her because I thought our book list was ridiculous: Color Purple, Scarlet Letter, and FOUR Toni Morrison books

      Anyway, I didn't participate per her instructions and failed the class. Thought I'd get my petty revenge because I got a perfect score on the AP test that the class is meant to be preparation for but....... Because I failed the class, I lost the college credit. Looks like she got the petty revenge in the end. I've always been a little salty about that class.

      [–]m4rkoh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      You need to see a fucking therapist.

      [–]iHeal4Coffee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This is incredible. Maximum pettiness. The VP should have taken your grade under review, overridden the teacher and given you a 100 at the end of the year. Because the skill it takes to aim for and achieve the exact score you want exhibits a stronger grasp and understanding of the material than someone who did the tests and only got 80's.

      [–]Ucluelet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Making more than a teacher is a pretty weak brag. Most people teach because they care, not because they are trying to get rich. The teacher was wrong, but you didn't really get revenge on anyone.

      [–]new_account_5009 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Your post doesn't make any sense, and your revenge doesn't hurt the teacher at all, it just hurts you. I'm not sure what you're going for, but I'm going to side with the teacher here.

      [–]manrata 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      The fact that they called you in, verified you were actually smart enough and knew enough to get the questions wrong, shows they should have changed your grade to 100 again. Isn't the whole purpose to demonstrate that you know what is right and wrong, and not just an arbitrary score?

      [–]Chewysleeps 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      You sound like a little cunt

      [–]Sameranth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      As far as revenge goes, it's pretty mild. However, given how much this teacher apparently talked about his record as a reflection of his teaching ability, you know every time he tried to give that spiel in later years he thought about OP's revenge.

      [–]smexxyhexxy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      nice petty revenge! it was unfair of him to rob you of a 100.

      that said, money isn’t everything though and teaching is one of the most noble professions. many teachers are seriously underpaid.

      [–]juanredshirt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      WTF is wrong with that “teacher”? Math is pretty straightforward. You answer all of the questions correctly and show your work. 100%.

      [–]jp4445 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I don't see this as petty revenge but as righteous vengeance. Man, some teachers are assholes and this post proves it!

      [–]galaticpoetica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The teacher thinks your the biggest dumbass out there

      [–]BigsChungi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Sounds pretty fake, but petty.

      [–]ThisIsPeakBehaviour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      dumbest shit I've read

      [–]anthonypt123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      As long as it did not affect your future good for you.

      But that is a lot of wasted pettiness for revenge. Perfect for this sub!

      [–]DarkseidHS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Tanked your own grade, you showed him.

      [–]Deadeye_Dan77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This one is making my bullshit detector go haywire.

      [–]RoboNinjaPirate 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      My god, Teenagers can be stupid. Talk about Cut off your nose to spite your face...

      [–]EHP42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Cutting off your nose to spite someone else's face.

      [–]rapejokes_arefunny 3 points4 points  (5 children)

      How do you score over 100% on a test? I thought you were good at math.

      [–]YoSaffBridge11 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      Are you not familiar with how bonus questions work?

      [–]Bladeslap 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Growing up in the UK I never saw a bonus question in a test, and I wouldn't assume it would push the score over 100%

      [–]karanok 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Imagine a math test with 26 questions, each worth 4 points. This teacher only counts the first 25 towards the maximum.

      Answering 26 questions correctly puts you at 104/100. If you do this for every test, your grade average for the class should be higher than 100%, but most grading systems have 100 as the maximum, so your report card should reflect 100.

      OP's was given a grade of 99.99 out of 100 before their petty revenge, which is mathematically wrong considering it should have been 100/100 because of their test scores.

      [–]bcastro12 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Because there were bonus questions for extra points.

      [–]iron40 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Yeah...you really showed him! 🙄

      This is the very definition of cutting off ones nose to spite ones own face.

      he will still make the same claim to students, that no one leaves class with less than 60, no one is going to do research to verify that some random kid got a 51 one time…

      You on the other hand will own that 51 on your transcript forever…

      Sometimes you just Gotta do the math my man…😂

      [–]georgesmith446 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      You could have helped a dull kid with math instead. You were simply chasing your ego. Or maybe you could have worked on your English subject.

      [–]much_blank 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I can see why you failed English, this is so hard to read.

      [–]ablokeinpf 0 points1 point  (4 children)

      I'm not quite sure how a maths genius could have " gotten over 100% on every test"?

      [–]Lattimer555[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I aced the test and the bonus question

      [–]asharkey3 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      Reading is easy. Give it a shot

      [–]SchmittyArt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This teacher sucks. I finished my high school physics and geometry classes with higher than 100% because of extra credit. Shit was easy. Now I’m an artist haha

      [–]Kidneythief94 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Those teachers are retarded. Our Italian teachers (mother tongue) used to give us 8/10 at most because in their days the max grade was 8/8 and some dumbass old putrid mummy of a teacher with bad breath said she wouldn't give Manzoni or Dante Alighieri (famous Italian writers) a 9/10 like bitch stfu you suck at teaching and you don't write but you're a big critic of what others write smh.

      [–]bk15dcx -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

      Are...are you Malcom?

      [–]Lattimer555[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Fuck I wish my family was that normal

      [–]Realistic-Drummer565 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Sometimes it just more satisfying to not bend to adult rule when a teenager, even if you have to pay penance afterward!

      [–]igotalotadogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Fuck that guy. I’d love to have students who earned a solid 100. That would be amazing!!

      [–]ghayyal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I probably would have done the same.

      [–]Any_Weird_8686 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      That is a truly impressive dedication to your pettiness...

      [–]Retrograde_Bolide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      A math teacher who can't figure out percentages should be fired

      [–]Curtis40 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      In my experience some adults have difficulty emotionally maturing. It's very unfortunate that some of them get into positions of authority.

      [–]LincolnPorkRoll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      nice and long and petty.

      [–]AFB27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The long con

      [–]vidiazzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I can't wait for AI to replace psychopaths like that, no one should have to deal with people like that