People Born Deaf That Later Had It Restored Reveal The Sounds That Surprised Them Most
It's the gift we never knew we were given.
Hearing is an act, like breathing, we don't think about too much. That is, until the day comes when we can no longer hear. Maybe old age, or maybe an injury, can lead to people losing what they never considered. Some of us, though, are born without hearing. They're born deaf and grow up wondering what the world sounds like. Thanks to advancements in medicine, many people are having their hearing restored, and what they end up hearing may not be what they thought it sounded like. Many of these people were asked about this in response to Reddit user, u/linkman0596, who asked:
Redditors who were born deaf but had your hearing restored, what sounds nothing like what you expected?
When Going To The Loo Is A Challenge
I was born deaf in my left ear and about 40% hearing in my right. I wear a hearing aid that is inside my right ear. I think the biggest thing for me was hearing the toilet flush. It was so loud that I simply couldn't believe it. Most people say they'd never notice I was hard of hearing because I interact just like any other person.
Coke. Who Knew?
I wasn't completely deaf. It took me several surgeries to get to the almost normal hearing level that I have now. I remember how I got home from the doctor who just removed all the bandages etc from my ear and I had dinner.
I was drinking cola and searched for 5 minutes where this weird sparkling sound comes from. Apparently cola bubbles make sounds. Never imagined that.
Those LOUD Bees
I was born deaf, and got hearing aids at 6.
Honestly ? The bees. You can't describe them or imagine them till you have heard them all buzzing with pollen in Sicily's summer.
Also, the old 56k modem screech and my nonna screaming over it to get it faster (never worked obviously). I thought it would be more melodious, bizarrely.
Yeah Dude, Cicadas Are The Worst
I wasn't deaf but I only started wearing aids at about 20. I had no idea cicadas made noises.
They are f-cking awful I had no idea
First Time Tweeting
My nephew couldn't hear well. We thought he was just delayed in speech. Once he finally got his ears fixed (I don't remember what all they did).. he was sitting in the living room a couple days after he got them fixed and was so astounded by a certain noise from outside.
Turns out the sound of the birds in the tree near the window is what he was hearing...
He had no idea what birds sounded like.
Our Flag Is Loud
Something I can finally contribute funny to!
Born half deaf (left ear complete deafness) and low range on right ear.
First time I got hearing aids, I remember coming out of the clinic, and I hear this metal hitting and I'm like WTF!!!! But then I look around, and it's the godd-mn flag pole hitting metal to metal during wind.
I start crying. Like hearing overload.
I get into my car, put my flicker on, ITS SO LOUD!!!!!
Despite all this; grateful for technology to rectify my hearing difficulties.
Karen, That's Some Loud Silverware
I was born like at least 70% deaf. I got hearing aids when I was about 6. I never heard birds chirping, bugs buzzing, or silverware clinking. It was very distracting and overwhelming to the point of headaches. I only wore them at school.
I don't wear them anymore. Deafness is very isolating, and sometimes it's nice to shut the world out. Plus all blu rays and tv shows have subtitles. I do fine.
Not born deaf, but I lost my hearing a few months before I turned 2, so I don't remember sound at all. I got cochlear implants when I was 19. Things that surprised me:
- Toilets. Holy mother of God. The first time I flushed one, it was a good thing I'd just pooped or I'd have sh-t my pants. It's like the f-cking whirlpool in that Pirates of the Caribbean movie, ready to devour all of existence.
- Eating is f-cking loud. Holy sh-t. Bang, clang, screech, clatter, smacking, so on...
- ...People laughing. Not what I expected. I don't know how to describe it.
Avoid Wal-Marts Like The Plague
I wasn't born deaf but I lost a significant amount of hearing in my right ear (AT-4 rockets are super loud) I didn't realize how bad my hearing was until I was driving and had the window cracked. My daughter was behind me and talking and I didn't hear a word. I went to the VA and got my hearing checked and ended up getting a hearing aid.
I wore it out of the VA hospital and was overwhelmed by the amount of things I could hear: a guy tapping his ring on his cane, EVERYONES conversation, birds were way louder, it was amazing. Then I went to a Walmart and almost had a panic attack because of how much I could hear going on around me. Now I only wear my hearing aid when I go to class.
I can't handle it otherwise.
A Learned Speech Impediment
I was born hard of hearing (apparently some hairs in my inner ear didn't grow right). They didn't find out until I was 5 years old in school, and I got hearing aids and put in a speech class. I had to learn the R sound (I pronounced it like W), the L sound (I pronounced it similar to a W), the Z sound (I pronounced it like SH), the S sound (I pronounced it like SH), and of course differentiating the CH/SH sounds.
Apparently I had learned a lot of sounds wrong, which is why basically only my sister could really understand what I was saying most of the time.
was 4yo when she first got super powered hearing aids (nowadays in Australia they do hearing checks on babies as standard, but she was born before this was normal). The first time she ever encountered bees after getting her hearing aids she said " they're talking!" Apparently the sound of bees buzzing is exactly the same as what normal conversation sounded like before she got hearing aids.
Also important to note, this didn't happen til she was like 6 or 7. She hadn't learned to speak by the age of 3.5yrs and seemed to "ignore" or "not engage" with people, which is when testing revealed she was deaf.
How Do You People With Two Ears Do It?
I was born with only a left ear, I'm completely deaf on the right side. I've always understood what stereo sound was, and I thought I could imagine it too. Boy, was I wrong.
I got a BAHA on the right side when I was ten and my world literally changed. It took me a few weeks to realize what was going on, noises coming from everywhere was very disorientating. It took me a few months before I could localize sounds without thinking. It took me a few years before I started having dreams in stereo sound too.
Honestly, it's exhausting and I don't know how you guys do it, listening to things with two ears 24/7. Most weekends, when I don't really leave the house, I don't even put my hearing aids in. It's too much sound, and too difficult to process. The only thing that was absolutely a 100% improvement was music. Listening to stereo music, while being used to mono sound is like discovering a full rainbow of new colors.
Cooling At High Volume
My loss was discovered in kindergarten and Ive had aids since then.
The first thing that caught me off guard is air conditioning. Its white noise for everyone else--but when you hear it for the first time, its strange to think about how loud it is. White noise is every where.
I Fear The Clocks Grow Louder
I was with my grandfather the day after he got his hearing aids. He started complaining that he could hear me 'stomp' my feet on the carpet (he was never able to hear normal footsteps/scuffles) and he took the battery out of his clock because he couldn't stand the ticking sound.
He also didn't know that cats make noise when they pur.
chatter in public places. absolutely unbearable. i dread being around it. i don't know if i'd feel this way if i'd been born hearing crowds. but hearing them for the first time now, at age 56, it's the worst thing i've ever known.
Just born with really crappy hearing, I'm fairly decent at lip reading, so I got by until about my early 30s, about four years ago.
First thing I noticed was a ticking sound when I got my hearing aids, had no idea wall clocks were audible without placing your ear on them. Other things I can distinctly remember is the birds, holy crap, so many birds, everywhere...
...Ventilation, that one was annoying to get used to. Rain on the roof, I like that one, also nice to know it's raining outside without having to look first. And retail stores are really loud, had no idea there was that much background noise.
I was born completely deaf, got my cochlear implant at 4 and a half...
...-Windows. I didn't realize opening the window made sound. Like I knew the window itself would make a sound, but I didn't realize you could hear the rush of air inside, you know?
Always Cover Your Ears When Tying Your Hair Up
Born with rubbish ears, only got hearing aids in my early twenties. I didn't know hisses and crackles and rustles were supposed to describe sounds I always assumed they described textures or things you could feel. Also bloody hell the shower is loud. Washing dishes is loud. Eating is a straight up cacophony of weird tiny wet noises and slurps and clinks. In large crowded spaces there's this low background roar of undifferentiated noise I never knew existed. Tucking my hair behind my ear for the first time and hearing it rustle was pretty wild.
A Laundry List
Obligatory, I wasn't born deaf but became so at 7 years old. My brother hit me square on the ear with a 2x4 and it ruptured my right drum causing a near total loss in the right ear and 40% loss in my left ear.
I hadn't ever thought about it until I got hearing aids at 23, but I had never heard drum cymbals. Or any higher pitched noises.
For a solid 6 months I was listening to the most drum heavy music I could find.
I finally understand "nails on a chalkboard"
I had no idea my e-cig made such a loud whooshing sound
Hard winds hitting cracks in the door, windows etc
Rain on the roof
My husband mumbling.
The Stuff Nightmares...
I didn't gain the ability to hear until I was around 22. Up until this point, I never understood that farting made a sound...
...Are Made Of
My sister had hearing aids as a kid but her level of hearing increased dramatically when she got a cochlear implant at the age of six.
She was in the kitchen and farted incredibly loudly. With a look of abject horror she turned to my mother and said 'IT MAKES A NOISE!?'
Some jobs really don't serve a purpose to society, or they are a relic of times past that society has yet to say goodbye to.
Spam Spam<p>The person whose job it is to send physical spam mail. Nobody even reads it anymore.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Random_Fangirl888/" target="_blank">Random_Fangirl888</a></p><p>My wife went to med school and her student loans are all federal and are at 0% interest and are in forbearance right now. At least once a week she gets a letter from SoFi to refinance her loans which would make her ineligible for any sort of loan forgiveness or federal assistance. So much wasted paper and postage sending those letters.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/schu2470/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">schu2470</a></p>
Stuck In The Middle W You<p>In my experience: A large percentage of middle management. Usually they just wind up inventing fake work reports so they can appear to be adding value.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/PasteTank/" target="_blank">PasteTank</a></p><p>My company is trying to cut costs, and thankfully some of the layoffs and unfilled vacancies have been middle management. It makes me wonder what their purpose was in the first place? I swear management makes new management positions to give their work to.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/C0PPER13/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">C0PPER13</a></p>
Grumble Grumble<p>My MIL tells me that during the days of the USSR there were people who sat at desks at the entrances of subway stations. They didn't actually do anything, but that was their job since by law for a while in the Soviet Union everyone needed to have a job.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/heybrother45/" target="_blank">heybrother45</a></p><p>Their job is to be unhelpful and surly. Those jobs still exist in some post-Soviet countries.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/jtbc/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">jtbc</a></p>
Jogging Doggos<p>Driving around Las Vegas I passed a mobile dog treadmill service. They come to your house and let your dog walk on a treadmill inside a Sprinter van.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/jesset60819/" target="_blank">jesset60819</a></p><p>idk i can see the value in this. las vegas can easily get over 100 degrees F outside, not guaranteed safe to walk a dog in that, could overheat or burn their paws. and not everyone wants a treadmill in their house</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/PizzaQuest420/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">PizzaQuest420</a></p>
Yeah, Why?<p>Bathroom attendant. Elevator operator. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/openletter8/" target="_blank">openletter8</a></p><p>Imma dispute Bathroom attendants by saying, their actual job is to keep drunks form trashing the stalls, the whole towels and mints shebang is to give them something to do on the meantime</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Maycrofy/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Maycrofy</a></p>
I Am The Captain Now<p>Casino Barge Captain.</p><p>Many places in the US have riverboat casino laws that are used to justify large casino barges that are tethered in position and never move, not even having any engines or other means of conveyance. </p><p>Since they are technically barges despite being immobile they are legally required to have a Captain certified to operate vessels of that tonnage and crew on board at all times of operation.</p><p>I can't imagine a more gravy position than "exist on the premises with your piece of paper"</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Umbrella_merc/" target="_blank">Umbrella_merc</a></p>
You May NOT Touch Your Gas<p>For the states that require it, the gas station employees that fill up your tank. I ended up in New Jersey and it was super awkward.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/DaveyJonas/" target="_blank">DaveyJonas</a></p><p>Saw this woman standing next to her SUV for ten minutes at the gas station. Finally she asks me why no one is pumping her gas for her. So I says to her "We hate you cause you're from New Jersey." </p><p>She looks at me amazed and asks how we can tell. Eventually I let her in on the joke and helped her pump her gas. She was in her 40s, had she never driven out of NJ before?</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/damasu950/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">damasu950</a></p>
Up And Down<p>Elevator Operator. It's a union job. A dude sits in a chair next to the buttons. He asks you what floor you want to go to and he pushes the button.</p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Real_Time_Delay/" target="_blank">Real_Time_Delay</a></p><p>SF hired elevator operators for the subway stations. They're only there to ensure people don't piss on the elevators... which they would otherwise do.</p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/tyinsf/" target="_blank">tyinsf</a></p>
Sell Sell Sell!<p>Car sales people. Because you end up dealing with the sales manager when you actually purchase the vehicle. Car sales people can't even give you a price without checking with sales manager. They are literally there to babysit you.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Aroon164/" target="_blank">Aroon164</a></p>
Life doesn't come with a blueprint, instructions, nor a roadmap of what to expect in the days and years ahead. It does, however, contain all kinds of people who've lived life for longer than you.
Until It's Breezy<p>"Study to the point where the tests seem like they're insulting your intelligence. Best calc professor Ive had" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gthzyk0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Fruooop</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"That's a really good way of putting it. I'll have to remember that."</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Something I've read in the past, that's sort of similar: 'Don't just study until you *can* get the questions *right*. Study until you *can't* get the questions *wrong*.' " -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gtj84pl?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">skullturf</a></p>
Stock Up First<p>"Pay your savings account FIRST."</p><p>"Don't wait until the day before you get paid to move the left overs into an account."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gthl3w1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">FrostyRain5286</a></p>
Actions, not Words<p>"Anyone can replace you in the job you do. It's not your job to boast about how irreplaceable you are, but to prove to them that they don't WANT to replace you."</p><p>"There's a difference." </p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gti7zi9?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">[deleted]</a></p>
The Cardinal Directions<p>" 'When it's her moment stand behind her. When she's nervous stand beside her. When she's scared stand in front of her. The rest you'll figure out.' - My Grandmother on women" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gthtx99?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">WholeMilkStandard</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"I love your grandma!!" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gtjky5h?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Neverthelilacqueen</a></p>
Keep Rage At Bay<p>"From my friend's late father, a wise old man from Trinidad:"</p><p>"Any man can get your goat, if you let him know where your goat is tied."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gthmelk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">JimmyBallocks</a></p>
Check Your Sources<p>"Don't take criticism from someone you wouldn't take advice from" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gthtigw?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">thehotdeskpodcast</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Well that rules out like 98% of the people I interact with." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gti82zo?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">MrEngin33r</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Thank you. No need to give our power away." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gtjihka?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">kittanjaan</a></p>
People Are Not Psychics<p>" 'You have to ask for what you want from people, make your position clear.' "</p><p>"Don't just assume people know what your problem is, communication is key. It is great for relationships, work, friendships, school and even playing team sports or video games."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gti4ssq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">SuecidalBard</a></p>
Let It Go<p>" 'You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. If words can control you, that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.' "</p><p>"It's easier said than done, but it's 100% true."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gthmxbc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">mytwoquarters</a></p>
Give More Love<p>"Don't be afraid to show gratitude. I don't know why, but for most of my life I was embarrassed to reach out and thank people for a variety of things." </p><p>"I'd say 'thanks' to stuff like everyone does. But feeling comfortable giving specific and thoughtful expressions of gratitude has been a journey well worth taking."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gtikmwh?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">wtfreddititsme</a></p>
Comparative Suffering Doesn't Work<p>" 'It doesn't matter if someone has it worse than you, you're still having a hard time and that makes your problems valid and gives you the right for help.' " -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gtjac08?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">BenaBenaBadBad</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"I remember one similar to this that was like 'just because someone else is in a full body cast, it doesn't mean that your broken arm doesn't hurt' " -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mkqicu/what_is_the_best_piece_of_advice_youve_ever_gotten/gtl6ln4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">UnwaveringBear</a></p>
A school is supposed to be a place for educating and care for children.
Probably Shouldn't Be Around Kids Anymore<p>There's telltale signs when a person most likely shouldn't be around children. The following stories are those educators who should maybe consider a job doing something else. </p>
Unable To Keep Her True Thoughts Together<p>The one at a private school who broke down crying yelling "You're all f-ck-ups!" to the class and stormed out. </p><p>She was hired just out of college and didn't last long.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtoz53w?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">dougiebgood</a></p>
Silly Rules Which Benefit No One<p>A 6th grade teacher.</p><p>She was very mean to all the students and not just from our perspective. She was very particular about how things were done and in many ways it was unfair.</p><p>Example:</p><p>We were not allowed to take our sheets out of the three ring binder to write on them. The problem is, I'm left handed, so the rings were in the way of my hand and then she would yell at me for my handwriting.</p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtp5fke?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">AntiqueStatus</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtp5fke?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3"></a>
Taking Personal Issues Into The Classroom Way Too Far<p>Had this one teacher who'd hit me for almost no reason. Found out years later she had problems with my mum at the time</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtox0ae?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">tattooedbutemployed</a></p><p>Wait why didn't your mom file a lawsuit because of this?</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtq228k?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Yung_Mulann365</a></p><p>This was pretty normal where I grew up. (Really small Pacific island, rather not say exactly) Disciplining your kids in and out of the house was normal. Like every morning all us kids had to line up in front of the classroom with our hands out. If our fingernails were too long or dirty, you get hit with ruler. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtq461w?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">tattooedbutemployed</a></p>
Enacting Improper Teaching Procedures<p>Becoming a decent teacher means taking hours of training, attending professional development classes, and doing everything you can to try to perfect your craft.</p><p>Or you might encounter one of these individuals leading a class with their less than stellar skills. <br></p>
Classic Awful Behavior<p>Ms C, sixth grade.</p><p>She would frequently body shame kids she didn't like and she was racist AF I was the only Asian in class and she would openly say things like, "what breed of dogs do you think is the delicious-est?" There was only one white kid in class and whenever he did something kinda dumb, she'd say, "What a white person thing to do."</p><p>She had no respect for other people's privacy and would openly announce grades. There was a dyslexic student who got poor grades and she would mock her for that.</p><p>She would never actually teach the class, she'd literally just rant about her life. She'd gossip about the other teachers and she was just a b-tch.</p><p>Did I mention she was a toxic feminist with a hatred for men?</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtp46ps?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">PuppyCumMeowMeow</a></p>
Little Reason For Choices<p>Social Studies teacher in 6th grade. I worked incredibly hard on a project for National History Day and she pulled me aside, threw it in the trash and said she'd be ashamed to put her name on it. Still makes me mad to this day.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtp7hz5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">SnugBear</a></p>
Inappropriate Disciplinary Behavior<p>Had a woodworking teacher that used to lock disruptive students in a closet/room. Think he got fired for locking a girl in there. </p><p>Also had a teacher in primary school that whacked the class clown over the head with one of those old wooden 1m rulers and It snapped</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtp7epu?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"></a><a target="_blank">Existing_Lettuce_639</a></p>
Being Too Much Of A Creeper<p>Then there's those teachers we've encountered who...</p><p>Well, just take a look. </p>
Maybe Don't Talk About Boys' Willys?<p>Mrs. Thomson, fourth grade. She was a Brit who was always going on about how boys shouldn't let their "willy" do the thinking. I didnt even know what a "willy" was.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtp1evk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">ChaseDonovan</a></p>
What A Jerk<p>My History teacher in 9th grade. 1970's style, grey chest pubes popping out of his shirt with a gold necklace entangled in them. well over the line of obese but still not waddling. This was right after 9/11, so we all had to wear IDs around our necks and he'd always stare at girls' boobs saying he was checking ID. He used to give me detention if I walked in the class when the bell was ringing, but if anyone showed up after me it was fine. Made it a point to give me a hard time and belittle me in class, and I even had a meeting about it with him with out principal. Nothing happened of course because he'd been working there for 20 years. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtozbsj?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">mmm-pistol-whip</a><br></p>
Wait Until Your Personal Time<p>The one who got sacked for watching porn in his lunch break at school</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mm3as2/what_was_the_worst_teacher_you_ever_had/gtowryd?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">CupperT2</a></p>
Human bodies are weird, man. And at times, they're completely unexplainable. Like, I can link my arms and bring them around my body all the way, without letting go. Don't ask me how I figured it out, but weird, right?!