Friday, April 01, 2011

No joke


Yeah, it's April Fool's Day, but I remembered a funny story that is absolutely true, and I have had no ideas about what to post that wouldn't sound too bitchy or raunchy (so what else is new, right?)

Right after I started my current job I met one of the founding members of the local chapter of the organization. She is, I believe, in her 80s, but still advocates for her son, who has severe schizophrenia, and volunteers as much as she is able. She's also a nice person, which is an important point in this story.

Mrs. M, as I will call her, told me she was a retired high school teacher, and that when she started teaching she kept seeing the acronym "MYOB" appear in her classroom. She assumed that meant "mind your own business."

On the last day of school, one of the students said, "It actually stands for M- You Old Bitch!"

She told us that story and we all burst out laughing.

Then she looked at us and shook her head. "I don't know why people always find that so funny!"

18 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

And this story reminds why, although I'm a qualified teacher, I decided never to teach.

ileana said...

Oh, that's fantastic! I LOVE it! Mrs. M. is someone I'd like to know.

Darth Weasel said...

One suspects the student who decided that will never go as far as her son. The reason escapes me...

Riot Kitty said...

Joey: Hahaha!
I: She's that rare kind of person who is funny without realizing why. She's really sweet though.
Darth: *Laughing*

Granny Annie said...

I love that teacher:)

Senorita said...

Love the teacher AND the picture on today's post !

Riot Kitty said...

GA: She's pretty cool.
S: Thanks! I laughed my ass off about that.

John McElveen said...

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaahhh Haaaaaaaaaaaa

Better pet her first!


Hugs gal,

J

Cake Betch said...

How is that NOT funny? My dad ran a trucking company and his truckers were calling him PB. He never knew what it stood for until a few months later when one of them let him know it was Prick Bastard. Haha!

Riot Kitty said...

John: Very funny!
CB: That is hilarious! Was the person who let him know on the way to another job? ;)

Logical Libby said...

I'm with Joe. Have the degree, but not the skills.

Riot Kitty said...

L: I'm sure you could handle it ;)

Marnie said...

Now that was a teacher with a sense of humor. Those students were lucky to have her.

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Riot Kitty said...

M: Link is up!

Shionge said...

Ooops :)

Riot Kitty said...

S: Yep!

Anil P said...

That she's perplexed why people find it funny is what makes it even more funny :-)

Lynn said...

So funny! At least she got a good story out of it.