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Students Share The Weirdest Thing They've Ever Caught Their Teacher Doing

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Students Share The Weirdest Thing They've Ever Caught Their Teacher Doing
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There are some professions where we don't realize that certain people in certain jobs have private lives of their own.

They have a bunch of weird quirks, secret issues, passions and just straight up life craziness that can leave us all stunned and bewildered.

The top two groups we don't see as just average people are therapists and teachers.

We hope and pray they're just boring and have it all together, they keep us together.

Boy are we in for trouble.

Redditor Dman64w wanted the students out there to share a few salacious tidbits about their educators by asking...

Students of Reddit: What's the weirdest thing you caught your teacher doing (in and outside of school)?



"When I was a student, I remember being in detention and I looked over at my teacher because he had beats in and he was mouthing the song Starboy by The Weeknd. I was cracking up. He was also playing I think the game is called Jump man on his computer."


"exactly seven hours."

"It was a Thursday and on Friday I had a test at 8 am. We went for some drinks with a friend, then got high with another friend and the three of us decided to go to a club around 1 am because, well, forget it."

"We bump into our teacher at the entrance, he was leaving with one of our classmates. "You didn't see anything. See you in...", he checks his watch, "exactly seven hours."

"My friend and I were late to the test, obviously, but he let us present it and we passed. Then became close friends with the girl that was with him."



"When I was in middle school my friends and I were kind of hippies, we were at a music festival and ran into the science and math teachers who were also visibly high."


I just wanted to learn Spanish.

"In high school, I was in a particularly awful Spanish class. I kid you not, we ran off like 3-4 teachers that year. One time someone threw a textbook through the ceiling tiles, another time someone jumped up onto a desk and started dancing in the middle of class, etc. It was terrible, and I felt bad for every teacher that had to endure us."

"We finally just started getting a chain of substitute teachers. I'll never forget the time I walked into class (I was the first to arrive), and the newest substitute was huddled behind the computer. He heard me walk in, and immediately shot up, motioning me to come closer with his hand. I set my books down on my desk, and cautiously approached."

"When I got close enough, he said "You're not going to believe this, but I promise you it's true." He then clicks play on a Youtube video. Of a flying saucer. Crashing into the World Trade Center."

"He then reached into a roller bag, pulled out a 3 inch binder full of information on various conspiracy theories, effortlessly flipped to the exact page he wanted, and began trying to convince me of the "truth" of 9/11 - it was aliens!"

"Not surprisingly, the class didn't try to run this one off. Also not surprisingly, at least half the class was drinking the conspiracy Kool-Aid by the end of the semester."

"I just wanted to learn Spanish."


Oh Tinder.

"My history teacher senior year on tinder chatting it up during our class presentations having to do with impactful inventions throughout history."



"Caught my 6th grade teacher eating her boogers once."

"No one would ever call her out though because this was back in 1995 and she was the olde style fire and brimstone type teacher who yelled crazily at kids that were misbehaving. If it was allowed in public school she would've been at home with a stick to smack kids."



"In: Not exaggerating when I say our entire class failed a test for economics. Our teacher, not once, told us there would even be a test that week. He told us the government failed us then somehow spiraled into saying that animals don't have souls and exist for human companionship and consumption. Welcome to public school in the south."

"Out: Saw my digital media teacher at a burger king going through two burgers like he was about to starve to death. F**king inhaling those things. Finished it off by chugging his drink then leaving. He was in the process of this while I was waiting in line to order and was finished by the time I did."




"I caught my math teacher playing Pokémon go at various popular Pokémon locations in our city a total of 11 times. The first time I agreed to meet him for an in game raid in the local discord server and we both showed up only to realize that we had been talking to each other on discord. Most awkward thing."


6th Grade Crazy. 

"The last bell rung and I was walking on the hallway on my way home. When suddenly I see a teacher (not mine which adds more reason to not approach her) drops her purse and phone, Well 6th grade me goes to help the teacher pick up her stuff but as soon as I walk towards her she says "t's ok it's ok I got it!' and rapidly picks up everything. But the things she dropped were... not good."

"I saw a juul, a tiny plastic bag (couldn't see through) Marlboro packet, a stack of cash and about 10 photos of men."

"When I noticed these things I instantly turned around. next day I saw her again and didn't look at her to make it less obvious I knew what I saw. Next year she left the school and I could freely walk the halls again."

"I never knew what school she went but now I wonder what she did after school."


Honey Wine....


"Ran into my gym teacher dressed as suit of armor at a medieval festival..... It was obvious that he have been sampling the Mead 'honey wine.'"


"If you ever get into an argument you should challenge him to a joust."


The Stench of Algebra.

"When we complained about the distinct marker smell in his classroom he said 'Yeah you can take a trip without ever leaving the farm' and took a deep huff from the extra smelly permanent marker he was holding. Still learned a lot about algebra that year though."


Spin it Round....

"My Latin teacher who was a 40 year old mom was also a DJ in her spare time, pretty cool."


"Ok we need a rap battle her vs Nero! Nero can sing and play his harp as he watches Rome burn and the teacher can give Nero some sick Latin burns XD."



"I walked in on my Civics teacher, who was a known pothead, dancing to the Super Mario World overworld theme song at the back of the room. When he saw me & a friend of mine staring at the late 30's balding man dancing he just looked at us & said "What?" we then slowly left the classroom and went on with the rest of our day."


The Queen.


"Grew up in the desert region of Southern California. We had this substitute teacher. He looked like the actor "David Cross."

"Mid 40's. Dorky appearance, hairy arms/legs, glasses, facial hair, very quiet, kept to himself."

"We had the county fair come in and the main event was a Madonna cover group."

"So some girls in my class said they saw our conservative sub teacher at the concert, wearing a pair of daisy duke denim booty shorts, cowboy boots, and he was dancing his heart out to "like a virgin" as if no one was watching."

"TL;DR: Quiet conservative substitute teacher is secretly Madonna."


Back in 2014....

"Back in 2014, I went out to grab some lunch with my friend. He went to go use the bathroom at a Taco Bell when I spotted my film teacher. He was just casually sitting at a table drinking a cup of coffee with Aaron Sorkin. I never asked him about it, I never questioned it, but for your film teacher to casually know one of the greatest screenwriters is kind of weird."


Sad but True.

"Not weird, but it was super sad to see my English teacher working as a cashier at a failing bookstore in the mall as a second job. We don't pay teachers enough."


"My gym teacher worked as a cashier at an athletics store, but she made it sound cool because she got discounts for gym equipment for our school.... How is the bookstore doing though?"


​Oh boy I've been waiting for this.

"Oh boy I've been waiting for this."

"We have a course known for a high failure rate. People who don't make it, also tend to change subjects since the course is mandatory."

"On my first lesson, the teacher starts presenting what the course will be about. He says that he is often pictured as the devil. He literally shows a power point slide with just his head, surrounded by fire on it."

"Proceeds to draw himself devil horns. Takes out a huge whip and whips it once in front of everyone. Then he puts it back, and continues with failure statistics like nothing happened."

"He kept a straight face through the entire thing."

"Honestly, he is a funny guy. He just has weird humor. The course i hard, but he is really doing a good job teaching it."



"When I was at university in California, I had a really smart professor as my English teacher. One day he came to class hammered. I don't mean buzzed; I'm talking falling down drunk. After a few minutes of extremely awkward conversation, he invited the class down to his favorite watering hole for a drink. 9 of us took him up on his invitation and had a great time."


Shake What your Mama gave Ya!!


"No longer a student, but when I was in high school I found out my history teacher was also a belly dancer after seeing a performance at the Renaissance Faire. She was actually a really good belly dancer! She danced with swords too, pretty cool."



"Psychology teacher in college had a foot fetish. Didn’t know until after I completed his course a year later. He would give a random extra credit A project each semester to girls wearing high heels to show off their feet."


Covert Affairs

"There was a pretty obese male teacher who had a thing for another pretty obese female teacher. Well one day I go to the school parking lot and I see the male teachers car on the way to my car. The car was completely fogged up. Suddenly I noticed a hand and that the car was bouncing up and down. A few years later the female teacher had a baby that looked EXACTLY like the male teacher."

"Especially since she was white and her husband was Filipino and her 2 first daughters were tan and Asian looking. But the baby. He was white and had the male teachers face. Everyone knew. Little did they know that the baby was made in the school parking lot (probably)."


Just Yuck

"Walked pasted a car on!y to see my English teacher and history teacher getting frisky in the back seat.Also went out for Christmas dinner only to see another English teacher drunk as he'll being really loud as annoying everyone at the restaurant."

"Also saw my friend kissing a science teacher years later I asked her about it and she was sleeping with him, his wife worked at the school and his son was in our year... our school was a hot mess of teacher sleeping with student, drugs and drunk teacher's to right out creepy teachers."


“life choices”

"I caught my middle school 'life choices' teacher sipping a flask in one her desk draws.....I never mentioned it to anyone. But she was caught by a teacher and was fired not long after."


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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.