Thanks to shows like 'Glee' and 'Boston Public' we know that schools can be a hotbed of salacious drama.
The amount of teachers being arrested for being in love with students is staggering.
Kids are violent and cooking meth in class.
It's a miracle one makes it out in one piece.
So let's share some stories.
RedditorBorn-Dimension6705wanted to hear all the tea and crazy about everyone's days as a student.
What went down?
"What was the worst scandal of your school?"
I think my school was pretty scandal free.
So tell me some sordid nonsense.
"High school teacher slept with a student who was also her daughter's boyfriend."- grieserlGiphy
"A dude stabbed someone in the lunch hall. Same guy later went on to murder and partially cannibalize his best friend. He was killed in prison, I think."- DonatingToWallStreet
"In 11th grade, 4 guys went on a murder spree one night killing I think 4 people."
"One was grown."
"One was his brother, my age at the time."
"One was a guy that started bullying me."
"Even started trying to run me over with his car.'
"And one was a hilarious guy that had a great boxing career going for him and had planned on going professional after graduating."
"They are all in prison now."- Competitive_Lab_3924
Lock your Drawers
"If you want a porn scandal, my wife’s got one."
"I’ve posted this before on a similar thread, but here it goes."
"At her high school there was a really nice old physics teacher who was very smart but taught in a poor public school to make a difference to the kids."
"He was really helpful all the time and would stay after class to review the material and talk kids through their outside problems when they were having a bad day."
"Then, during one class, a girl found and stole a flash drive from his desk."
"My wife says that this girl was an annoying brat."
"It turns out the flash drive had a video of him and two other old men masturbating together."
"It got spread around the whole school, and pretty soon everyone was laughing at and kind of disgusted by the teacher, this was in a very conservative place."
"The teacher never got fired but my wife says that his demeanor changed completely, like a 180 from who he was before."
"He never made jokes or stayed after class to talk about problems at home."
"He was my wife’s favorite teacher until this happened."
"Now, it’s really irresponsible for a teacher to keep that kind of stuff in his school desk."
"At the same time, it’s really unfortunate that that one incident ended up taking a lot of great resources away from current and future students."- RowBowBooty
"Art teacher was arrested for being too interested in young girls."
"Looking back he always had his favorites that he would sit on his knee to 'teach' them art stuff."- shinyhappycat
"When I was in high school, one of our physics teachers was notorious for getting a bit too comfortable and friendly with the female students."
"He would regularly walk around the classroom as he taught and always found his way behind one of his preferred female students so could 'casually' rest his hands on their shoulders."
"It was creepy as f*ck."
"We also had a Biology teacher who would always lift his leg and rest his foot on one of the lower tables or chairs as he taught - best way to describe it is the Captain Morgan pose."
"This would've been fine and dandy, except this teacher was packing serious meat and every time he struck the pose it created a painfully noticeable bulge in his crotch/thigh area."
"We had more than a few female students suddenly start paying attention whenever he did that."- shaoting
"The girl playing Anita in West Side Story slept with the choreographer the school hired to teach us how to dance."
"Choreographer was fired and as a result we never learned to dance the way real gang members would."- KapnQueasyGiphy
West Side Story is always problematic.
Do a different show.
"A teacher nearly stabbed the eye of a student by slamming his face on the desk while he was playing with his triangle ruler."- iAmVonexXGiphy
"Multiple girls accused same teacher of getting them pregnant, teacher is fired without investigation due to the sheer number of accusations, girls give birth, teacher demands paternity tests, none of the kids are his, girls admit to lying and make up story as revenge, teacher sues school, and most of those babies have grown up without knowing their biological dads."
"Some of them have claimed that the teacher bribed the lab that did the paternity test and threatened them into admitting they’d lied."- Hubbyof5
He didn't survive...
"A teacher lost control of a class which just wouldn't settle down, I don't know to what extent, but it resulted in him storming out to get the, pretty feared, principal to intervene."
"Unfortunately before he reached the principal's office, he collapsed in the staff corridor of a heart attack."
"He didn't survive. His son was in the same year as the class in question, just not in the same room. I can't imagine what he thought about his peers for the next two years in the school."- DKoala
"Some kid in middle school threatened to bring his dad's gun to school and shoot another kid."
"He was taken to the principal's office and the principal took out his own gun, pointed it right at the kids head and asked him if he still felt like a tough guy."
"From what people said it was a fake airsoft gun another teacher had confiscated and they thought it would scare him straight or something."
"He told his parents."
"Parents filed a lawsuit."
"He 'resigned' shortly after."
"Idk what happened after that."- supertoilet99
"Elementary school principal was a leader of a heroin ring!"- LogjumpGasGiphy
"An actual cult."
"I am not even joking."
"I'm 14 and go to a k-12 school."
"Years ago, this teen who I'm pretty sure was a sociopath formed a cult dedicated to stopping a 'generation war' between children and adults by bombing the school."
"One of the members was me, when I was 10."
"One of them was a teen girl with long hair who was schizophrenic."
"One of them was a boy who was abused as a child."
"One of them was there because she didn't get it."- MoekkoLoli
Tragedy at graduation
"A girl in my school who was also a relative of mine died in the middle of her graduation."
" I believe it was because of a brain aneurism."
"This happened the year before i started in high school."- zimpl_
This is how horror movies begin...
"One time at school all of our classes were excused and we got sent out early."
"Found out early it was because a girl has written 'i will find you' in period blood over the walls in the boys bathroom."- Turbulent-Remote1253Lipstick Mirror GIF by I Know What You Did Last SummerGiphy
Literally counting the days...
"They never dropped names but in my high school, some of the teachers waited for some of the girls students to be 18, ran into them (while shopping for example) and started dating."- aminata_225
Beyond Humiliating... but what was he thinking?
S"ome kid I knew at school, let’s call him Jim, decided to wank it in the school bathroom."
"Apparently someone snuck their phone over the stall and filmed him while he wasn’t looking."
"A few rumors came up, and Jim denied it."
"A few people believed him, but that was until Wednesday of the same week."
"Whoever it was that filmed him decided to start mass airdropping the video to everybody, now everyone in the school knew about it."
"Teachers started getting involved, pulling kids randomly to ask them what they knew about who filmed it."
'It got so bad that Jim’s parents got involved, and now anybody caught watching the video got in very deep trouble."
"Kid ended up moving to another school."
"Kinda feel bad for him but it was funny as hell."- Fluffyhairs_lol
The school's red light district.
"It involved me, actually, I would give footjobs in the toilets for $20."
"I made around $400 by the time I was exposed."- imafrenchfryhbu
Who is letting this happen?
"Today at my pedagogy seminar, our professor told us about wacky things he has encountered as a teacher."
"He is also a high school teacher on top of doing seminars, and he told us a wild story about a 60 something physics teacher."
"So apparently this, again 60 something, woman got caught f*cking an 8th grade boy, kicked out and had her teaching license revoked."
"She applied to have it back, passed the exam with the highest grade and became a teacher again."
"Almost immediately she got kicked out again for the same thing."
"She reapplied again and got her teaching license back, again."
"The same thing repeated."
"This would be 4th time she reapplies for a teaching license."
"I pray that the ministry is going to force her into retirement soon."
"The retirement age for women in my country is 62, 65 for men, but many teachers stay in the system for longer for the extra money, as the pension from the government is usually too low."
"Or else this woman is going to f*ck her underage students until she dies."
"Just the fact that a known predator was allowed back in a classroom after repeated and proven offences is... I don't have any words."- coffeeaddict_413
"In 5th grade, I overthrew the economy of the school with bottle caps."
"The school tried to crack down on kids using bottle caps but we survived."- DisastrousBrother325caps GIFGiphy
My school was boring.
Some of these schools need a TV series.
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Don't be alarmed: There are some terrible corporations out there (looking at you, Nestle) but there are also some great brands that are selling decent products.
I know, surprising, right? Maybe we've all just gotten used to brands selling things of questionable quality that when we stumble across something worthwhile it stuns us.
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Not just a lifetime. Your Lodge cast iron will outlive you, if (and even if you don’t) take care of it. Even if they get rusty they can be resurfaced. And damn is it satisfying to resurface a forgotten cast iron pan.
Asics, specifically the Gel-Nimbus series. I've suffered from joint pain and unbearable plantar fasciitis from a relatively young age... These shoes are life savers. Very pricey and I don't love the look of tennis shoes of any type but nevertheless I will praise these shoes to the end of days. Hopefully, I will always be able to afford them once a year.
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"Victorinox. Excellent pocket knives, multi tools and their kitchen knives are probably the best ones you can get under 100 USD. Warranty and service is top notch."
Anyone who cooks, but can't afford or doesn't want to invest in a professional-grade chef's knife should get a Victorinox. They aren't nearly as good as a top tier professional chef's knife, but they are night and day compared with everything else in their price range.
"This one brand..."
"This one brand of granola bars called Sunbelt Bakery. Every other granola bar brand is so dry I can't eat them anymore."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"Dickies. High quality pants. They're meant to be work pants so they're pretty durable and breathe well. Very comfortable."
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
"Dawn dishsoap. It helps clean dishes and it's great when one of my kids has an accident and I have to wash their clothes. Sometimes leaves a small stain but no smell. It has saved so many outfits."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
I personally still don't like the aesthetics of many of their shoes, but still recommend them to people who want a good shoe.
"They are a retailer..."
"REI. Stand behind everything in their store. They are a retailer but you can beat something up they sell and they give you a full refund."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
"I wear my Timberland boots almost every day, I’ve had them for almost ten years, and they’re still just about as sturdy as they were the day I bought them."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. One large bottle lasts me about a year and I use it for everything. No toxic BS in them like pretty much every other soap and they smell fantastic."
"Also when I say everything I really mean it. All purpose cleaner, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, carpet extractor wash, dog shampoo, it’s called 18 in 1 for a reason."
If you're interested in the story behind the company, the documentary Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox might be right up your alley.
See? Not all brands are terrible. After reading about some of these, it might be time to change of your buying habits.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
You know what would be great?
If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
"Taking off sick from work, WITHOUT giving an invasive reason. I supervise a small team and so I see all the OOO emails, and for gods sake I want people to PLEASE not feel the need to explain in detail what kind of diarrhea is afflicting them, or how bad their period cramps are, or how much bad sushi they ate the night before. Just say “I’m under the weather, I won’t be online today.”"
"And yet, I get it! I do it too! I feel guilty or like I’ll be looked at with suspicion if my reason for taking off isn’t sufficiently debilitating enough!"
"But… we need to stop this. As a manager I don’t care, I don’t THINK the people above me who are also on these emails care… let’s just all agree to take sick days without any details from now on!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
Another thing I do not miss from my retail days. Having to stand for hours and hours only to come home with my feet killing me was not fun.
"Prices on apartments..."
"Prices on apartments and their respectable reasons for such price directly on their websites or advertising without the need for a tour or any secrecy."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
Absolutely. Many customers get away with treating employees horribly because they know they can do it without any pushback... most of the time.
"The fact that I sometimes..."
"The fact that I sometimes need to take my insulin in public. No, Karen, I am not doing drugs, I need to live."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
"Afternoon naps. I’m on team nap. Give me 25 minutes to charge up and I’ll give you back 3 hours of high quality work. Everyone wins. Plus I go home with extra energy instead of dead tired."
Short naps don't work for me. I can't do a 25 min recharge. When I take a nap it needs to be like a solid 2 hours
"Salary transparency. For some reason, in the US, there’s a taboo or stigma around discussing one’s salary. This should be done openly and freely, with zero embarrassment or judgment. The only winners from avoiding these conversations are the corporations that are able to pay people differently for the same roles. Speak up!"
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
It's evident that something's got to change around here, and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
As much as many of us don't like to disrupt the status quo, there is only so much time a person can tolerate a miserable situation before things become so unbearable that they ultimately have to peace out.
For some people, it takes a while for them to reach a breaking point. Eventually, there comes a time when they realize their self-worth is more important than continuing to please others who don't appreciate them for the sake of keeping up with appearances.
Curious to hear from people whose patience ran thin and made a strong decision, Reddit Prestigious-Order-62 asked:
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"One time I got pulled into the Security office at a Department store I worked at. They accused me of constantly using the sales day coupons for people that didn’t present one (we always kept an extra copy at each register). I had watched my own department boss do it many times so I assumed it was okay. We didn’t even collect the coupons to be counted for the cash office, we just chucked them after use."
"They claimed I lost the store hundreds of dollars and had been watching me 'for months' do this awful, unforgivable crime for people spending 90 bucks on already bloated price designer jeans. I’m sure the occasional 10% discount was just devastating. 🙄""I got this huge lecture of how I was LITERALLY stealing from the store and they COULD call the police but would give me a chance to work off the damage. I couldn’t believe how criminal I was made to feel over it. The best part when they called my boss in who pretended to have never done it before to save her own a**."
"I asked if they were firing me. They said 'Yes and No. You will be let go, but you can choose to work off the damages so we don’t take you to court.' I told them I will just quit and asked for my last check. They said they will deduct what I owe from my last check. And I said 'Well then you need to show me all the footage and prove that I was stealing.' They wouldn’t produce footage, finally called the cops, and when the cops arrived, they were just as confused and called it an internal problem and advised them that this was overblown. I think they felt sorry for me. So finally upper management came in and just said 'just issue the last check, I will sign it here.' So much drama over so stupid a thing."
"It was sad because that actual day my Mom and daughter had come to the mall to meet me for lunch and I had to explain I just was forced to quit that job and was never allowed in that store again like I was some awful jerk."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
"A coworker waited until we were in front of a large group of people to start 'disciplining' me for something 'wrong' I did (I took my lunch 15 mins late to help another coworker) when she wasn’t even my supervisor. Applied for a job transfer the next day and couldn’t be happier where I am now."
"I had a piece of sh*t of a boss. He'd praise you in private but berate you in public. In front of coworkers and customers. Always about stuff that didn't matter."
"He'd also happily break company policy to side with customers after you spent an hour telling a customer you can't give them stuff for free, for example. Any time he was around, everything was miserable."
"My only regret is that I wasn't there to see him marched out by corporate when he got fired, because I had gone on to a better job by then."
Human Punching Bag
"I used to work in a Kitchen at a pub, it was grim work, but I had freinds there and had worked there for 3 years, So it wasn't too bad."
"One Christmas season we were being absolutely pumped, full out functions and busy services. My boss at the time was very stressed and fair enough, We were busy, We were all working overtime and full out. He used any excuse to completely blow up and absolutely scream at me for little to no reason, essentially him yelling at me was his stress relief. But fine, whatever, kitchens are rough places, no appolagies or anything, move on."
"I then go away for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays and spend the time road tripping around the country having an amazing time."
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
Even though these employees weren't chewed out in front of co-workers, the low salary without room for negotiation made them not wanting to stick around for much longer.
You Only Get One Job
"They cut my hours so I had to get a second job. 3 days before I was supposed to start said second job, my manager at the main job told me that I couldn't get this second job because I had main job first and I needed to make it my priority. That's when I said f'k you and left. I didn't even give a notice, I literally just sent an email saying I wouldn't be coming in the next day, grabbed my sh*t and went home."
"I used to work Retail and after 7 years at the company, I found out I was only making 50 cents more an hour than someone who just started yesterday. I understood if they couldn't pay me more and asked for a good schedule. 7-3 or 8-4 every day and the same two days off every week. I didn't even ask for weekends off."
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
Situations weren't much different outside the work place. Social dilemmas prompted these Redditors to say, "nope."
"Went to a pub because a friend kept asking. When I got there, he was with a group of people I didn't know, so I introduced myself and got the next round. As I come back with the tray, I hear them saying something along the lines of 'why is that b*tch still here? I thought she was just supposed to drop off a bicycle?' 'Ya, we don't want her to come to <this other town with more pubs> and now she is drinking with us?' 'She's so dumb' *proceeds to imitate and ridicule me as I was actively listening and nodding when I was having a conversation with my friend."
"Gave the beer to random people and walked right out after saying good evening to my friend and briefly explaining I did not appreciate being tricked into being a bicycle taxi for people who hate me directly after meeting me."
A Shocking Incident
"I was on my boat fishing for bass. I casted out my line and watched the lure hit the water but the line just floated in the air. Lightning and thunder crashed and the line fell to the water. F'k this sh*t, I'm out."
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
"Edit: She was violent/crazy and on drugs, was like the 20th attack I took and that made me really think lol."– MyLifeForAuir1
Ally For The Ex
"I found nudes of his ex (from ten years ago) that I’d previously asked him twice to get rid of tucked in a pair of MY socks. Our couples counselor asked why he’d kept them and he said, 'You know. In case I ever needed to blackmail her.' He said it like it was a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to plan to do. The therapist and I locked eyes and I noped the f'k out of there and moved out."
Most of these Redditors realized leaving their situation was better than dealing with the consequences of sticking around.
The latter is never a good option. Why remain in a scenario you know is already going to consume your soul?
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
As we enter into the summer months, people now have to decide whether or not they want their morning coffee to be hot or iced.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
One could make an argument that foods that are equally delicious hot or cold are perhaps the best, or at least the most reliable.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
Redditor NectarineOther4989 was curious to hear which foods people enjoy either hot or cold, leading them to ask:
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.
While there's no better smell than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, those eating them the next day likely aren't missing out either.