The best teachers at school were the ones who could take a joke, join in with the wisecracks and dish out a little back when a student deserves it. Because we all know that humorlessly sending a cheeky kid to detention only breeds resentment in the long run. You want respect? You gotta show them that you can play them at their own game, and win.
Image credits: Linda Hartley (not the actual photo)
Depending on your personality type, this kind of back-and-forth banter can be a source of endless amusement or a daily grind. This post, an oldie-but-a-goodie, is still doing the rounds some years after it was originally posted. Aptly uploaded by ReKonCIle onto the subreddit r/MurderedByWords, it’s about a teacher called Mrs. Johanson, clearly a favorite among many of her former students. Not one student though, it’s safe to say that Larry isn’t a fan.
Ouch, Larry got owned! To be fair, he doesn’t exactly come across as the sharpest tool in the shed and should’ve thought twice before engaging in some verbal sparring with his former teacher. People loved Mrs. Johanson’s chutzpah, and it goes to prove that nothing goes down better than a sharp, well-constructed comeback.