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When you stick a bunch of puberty stricken kids together, sparks are bound to fly.


Teachers spend a lot of their time watching over generations of students, and can expertly spot the signs of when students like on one another. Crushes are so frequent, they can list off the usual patterns of a blossoming romance. Some teachers even step in to try to help their students out.

Redditor u/RadioWolfSG wanted to hear stories about childhood romances, and asked the teachers of Reddit... "How obvious is it when one student has a crush on a classmate?"

10. Jealousy and disappointment 

"Depends on the age, but the signs are obvious.

Lots of staring, and not-so-obvious but very obvious attempts at being near them. Visible disappointment when they aren't put in the same group for group work. Jealousy in all forms.

I've seen a kid hate a classmate for WEEKS because that classmate sat next to the kid's crush for morning meeting."

Judeau16

9. "StooOooooop-uh"

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"Super obvious. When a girl says 'stooOooooop-uh' while laughing at a guy who is teasing her, or a guy goes out of his way to make fun of her/'steal' something from her so she'll have to pursue him to get it back, it makes me 100% certain."

bossyhosen

8. This economics teacher that paid attention

"Shout-out to my high-school econ teacher for:

Noticing that me and a girl were into each other

Constantly putting us in the same group

STRAIGHT UP ASKING THE GIRL IF SHE HAD A BOYFRIEND WHILE I WAS IN THE ROOM

Mrs. Anderson is the best wingman of all time"

abe_the_babe_

7. Lowering their voices

"There's a boy in my class whose voice hasn't changed yet. But everytime he is talking to another girl (from a different class) he is noticeably lowering his voice to sound deeper.

Obvious signs are obvious ;)"

unersetzBAER

6. When feelings aren't mutual 

"What's even more obvious is when one has a crush and the other isn't interested

I've noticed when a girl is crushing and the guy isn't, he is more likely (but not always) to be more forward about telling her so, to the point (in one or two cases) of sometimes being openly cruel to her.

The girls in the reverse situation act annoyed and will sometimes make their disinterest clear, but more often than not they grin and bear it and try to pretend the crush doesn't exist."

SuddenTerrible_Haiku

5. They ended up getting married

"Not a teacher, but I had an amazing teacher.

She knew I had a crush on this girl, and she might have know she had a crush on me.

All high school assigned seating we were put next to each other.

All projects we did together.

She put us together for everything.

I'm marrying that girl in 4.5 weeks.

Thanks Mrs. Perez."

Aaustins14

4. "Get it, girl!"

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"Former middle school teacher here. I actually told kids one year that if they wanted me to change their seating chart they could email me. This was to avoid potential conflicts or bullying. Instead, a girl asked me to put her next to the boy she liked. I did. I wanted to reward her for asking for what she wanted. I think my exact words were, 'Get it, girl.' Unfortunately for her, he wasn't interested."

MamaHoff2018

3. Lots of PDA

"They started hanging around each other a lot, always hugging, making lots of context for physical contact, then they started holding hands, became very very close to the point that you'd never see one without the other until they finally started dating.

They were two of the most troublesome children, and to this day everyone is afraid of this relationship."

FanaticCake

2. Teachers spread the word

"Not a teacher, but my Spanish teacher, somehow noticed my crush. I didn't have Spanish Class with my crush. Also, my history teacher always placed me by my crush (not creepy) and I started to guess that one teacher noticed, the spread it to other teachers."

Mittrawnurodo

1. The teacher that taught politeness

"Used to teach 6th and 8th grade science at an inner city school. I told all of my students their best chance at dating their crush was to be respectful. The 8th graders ignored me and proceeded to make fun of their crushes. The 6th graders though... they bought it! 11 year olds were holding the door open and pulling chairs out for their crushes, being supportive and kind to one another, cutest stuff ever."

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Stupid is as stupid does. And it’s pretty obvious when some poor, misinformed, potentially ignorant soul needs to be put in their place. Luckily, there are a lot of witty ways to do just that. We love a good euphemism.

Wanna know the best way to call out stupidity when you see it? Stay tuned.

U/lientubay asked: What's the best euphemism for telling people that they're stupid?

​Get a load of these sick burns. I swear, the people of Reddit are harsh.

Call outs are a universal language.

In Russian we have "intelligent thoughts have always followed him, but he was faster".

Humphr1es

We have something similar in German: "Intelligence is chasing you, but you are faster."

Tatsukishi

Be your own Easter Bunny.​

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You could hide your own Easter eggs.

Bdiz78

The great Harvey Korman had some Alzheimer's @ 2005, and he still went on a talk show. They asked him how he was doing and he said he was OK. "Now I can hide my own Easter eggs." RIP.

Gas-Blaster

That’s cold.​

“At this point, you can only impress me."

Roman_Suicide_Note

This reminds me of something I saw in a show recently. One character said "Would you think less of me if ____." The other character said "I could never think less of you."

Catty_wampus

​I lol’d.

I think I saw this one here previously "You aren't the biggest idiot in the world but you better hope they don't die".

Soalindie

Once told this to my brother, his immediate response was "hey, please don't die".

Srakrn

It takes a very intelligent person to properly call out a dumb person. Weird how that works, huh?​

When the bears are smarter than the tourists.​

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Now I know what Douglas Adams was talking about.

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

BerenTheBold

As the park rangers in Yellowstone say- making a bear-proof trash can is very difficult due to the considerable overlap between the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists.

Lahmmom

​That’s a gross mental image.

In Greece we say "when it was raining brains, you had an umbrella".

GSavvage

In German we ask God for help. "God, let there be raining brains" this sounds so weird but idk how to express it better lol.

Edit: In German it's "Gott, lass Hirn regnen".

Foxpawdot

It’s probably a bad sign when your lawyer calls you dumb.

Lawyer to client who shared detailed attorney-client privileged strategy memorandum with a whole bunch of people, including an adverse party:

Client: "Is there anything you can do to fix this?"

Attorney: "No, you've pretty much waived the privilege and now they know everything."

Client: "Is there anyway to put a positive spin on this?"

Attorney: "Well, I suppose the judge might buy that this proves that you lack the mental capacity to form specific intent."

Malibulobo

These next ones are just plain cold, but probably very much deserved.​

Meanness from a Canadian is probably well-earned.

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On a Canadian jobsite

Ahh Terry, having you around is like losing three good men.

StrykerSeven

Oof, that’s harsh.

He's so far behind he thinks he's first.

Perstn

I had a keychain as a kid that said, "She who laughs last thinks slowest.”

KatieSedai

Those are some gross socks.

Once heard someone say "Well he's about as sharp as a sock full of soup".

Angrypunishment

"Sharp as a marshmallow" was one that went around my friend circle.

Rubywolf27

In the words of the great prophets Smash Mouth, “I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed”. That self-burn is perhaps one of the most classic euphemisms. And I just almost misspelled “euphemism”. So I can definitely relate to that lyric.

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