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2013-10-22 08:21:18 AM  
Dusty, damn dusty
 
2013-10-22 08:25:29 AM  
Submitter doesn't have a lazy 13-year old who lives with his mom (who doesn't push him) who has, so far, been a failure at high school.  This would be my reaction to a C.
 
2013-10-22 08:33:50 AM  
My dad would take a look at my grades and say "98..99...100...99...what's this 97 about, hm? And this A+? So you expect what from me, praise? This A+ isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you lazy little prick. You know damn well the material's not challenging and tomorrow you had DAMN well bring home more difficult work or...are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? Oh, sure as SHIAT I'll give you something to cry about. After this Manhattan."

First grade was a biatch sometimes.
 
2013-10-22 08:37:07 AM  

Gulper Eel: My dad would take a look at my grades and say "98..99...100...99...what's this 97 about, hm? And this A+? So you expect what from me, praise? This A+ isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you lazy little prick. You know damn well the material's not challenging and tomorrow you had DAMN well bring home more difficult work or...are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? Oh, sure as SHIAT I'll give you something to cry about. After this Manhattan."

First grade was a biatch sometimes.


Are your dad and mine related?  He's always focus on the B+ rather than all the A's on my report card!
 
2013-10-22 08:38:07 AM  

chrisco123: Submitter doesn't have a lazy 13-year old who lives with his mom (who doesn't push him) who has, so far, been a failure at high school.  This would be my reaction to a C.


No I'm lucky to have a teenaged daughter who gets very good grades.  But we're not all that lucky
 
2013-10-22 08:44:00 AM  
I remember very well taking calculus and statistics in college.  I studied both of them together for about 3-4 hours every day.  Every day.  Day after day.
Math just doesn't make sense to me when letters get involved.  After an entire grueling semester of both of those classes and my graveyard shift job, I got a C in each one, and the one in calculus was probablycertainly a gift.  I was ecstatic, because I had passed the math requirements for my BA and knew I could graduate.
So, yeah, I understand the reaction.
 
2013-10-22 08:57:06 AM  
Maybe he can use his newly obtained knowledge of angles to fix that door that won't stay open.
 
2013-10-22 08:59:18 AM  
I always got near perfect grades without really trying - until I got up to high school when some of the subjects (esp Calculus and Chemistry) started becoming hard enough that I actually had to start paying attention, applying my self and *gasp* studying.  Still did OK but my GPA suffered some.  What really suffered is that I didn't develop proper study skills for.... maybe ever.
 
2013-10-22 09:06:09 AM  

SansNeural: I always got near perfect grades without really trying - until I got up to high school when some of the subjects (esp Calculus and Chemistry) started becoming hard enough that I actually had to start paying attention, applying my self and *gasp* studying.  Still did OK but my GPA suffered some.  What really suffered is that I didn't develop proper study skills for.... maybe ever.


Are you me?
 
2013-10-22 09:27:52 AM  

SansNeural: I always got near perfect grades without really trying - until I got up to high school when some of the subjects (esp Calculus and Chemistry) started becoming hard enough that I actually had to start paying attention, applying my self and *gasp* studying.  Still did OK but my GPA suffered some.  What really suffered is that I didn't develop proper study skills for.... maybe ever.


Yeah. When I didn't see challenge in the school system until grade 12 academics like calculus, I was not prepared to do things like "listening" or "studying". Thankfully all of college required neither to excel.
 
2013-10-22 10:16:50 AM  

PollyWogg: Gulper Eel: My dad would take a look at my grades and say "98..99...100...99...what's this 97 about, hm? And this A+? So you expect what from me, praise? This A+ isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you lazy little prick. You know damn well the material's not challenging and tomorrow you had DAMN well bring home more difficult work or...are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? Oh, sure as SHIAT I'll give you something to cry about. After this Manhattan."

First grade was a biatch sometimes.

Are your dad and mine related?  He's always focus on the B+ rather than all the A's on my report card!


When I graduated from high school, there were 2 kids with 4.0 GPAs out of a graduating class of 500.  When my oldest graduated high school a couple of years ago the median GPA was 3.4.  Given that 3.4 is a "B+"  your dad was probably right to focus on those.
 
2013-10-22 11:47:56 AM  
I could see getting this excited for any subject other than math. If you suck at numbers, you are going to have a hard time for the rest of your life no matter what career you pursue.
 
2013-10-22 12:13:07 PM  

CommonName2: I could see getting this excited for any subject other than math. If you suck at numbers, you are going to have a hard time for the rest of your life no matter what career you pursue.


Yep.  I used to teach, and some kids just struggle in math, and they have low self-esteem because of it.  That this kid got a C wasn't the amazing thing; what really worked is that he had started with an F and needed to pull it up over a short period of time.  Which means he busted his arse and scored all As and Bs for the rest of the grading period.
 
2013-10-22 12:43:19 PM  
Kuddos to the kid and his dad for appreciating the hard work the kid put in.
I struggled with HS, mainly because I couldn't care enough to try hard. Finally got a degree, of sorts from a tech college at the age of 35. My daughter sometimes gets mad at me for trying to get her to focus more on school. One one hand I know she's smart and can do better, on the other, I feel bad because I can get tougher then need be sometimes.
 
2013-10-22 12:48:26 PM  
Awww.  That warms the cockles of your heart, it does!
 
2013-10-22 12:50:09 PM  
whizbangthedirtfarmer:
Yep.  I used to teach, and some kids just struggle in math, and they have low self-esteem because of it.  That this kid got a C wasn't the amazing thing; what really worked is that he had started with an F and needed to pull it up over a short period of time.  Which means he busted his arse and scored all As and Bs for the rest of the grading period.

True, that is admirable and worth the excitement.

What stuck with me was the dad's comment "So you don't have to take it any more!" which sent me into a cynical spiral. I blame my father. "You got 94%? So there is still 6% you don't know." Which kind of proves this kid is more of a man than me.
 
2013-10-22 01:17:20 PM  
Good grades, bad grades, my parents always seemed indifferent.  I ended up getting test in elementary school because my grades were so bad at one point.  Basically, I didn't do the home work.  Even after that, I don't ever remember getting asked if I had done my home work.

In high school, I think I did the last 2 years with one grade that wasn't an A.  Never got a comment about that, either.
 
2013-10-22 02:08:27 PM  

Baron Harkonnen: I remember very well taking calculus and statistics in college.  I studied both of them together for about 3-4 hours every day.  Every day.  Day after day.
Math just doesn't make sense to me when letters get involved.  After an entire grueling semester of both of those classes and my graveyard shift job, I got a C in each one, and the one in calculus was probablycertainly a gift.  I was ecstatic, because I had passed the math requirements for my BA and knew I could graduate.
So, yeah, I understand the reaction.


Ah, that explains why you were so bad at estimating the Fremen population on Arrakis.
 
2013-10-22 02:14:30 PM  
Everyone isn't a straight A student and children should be commended for doing their very best. If their very best is a C, then it should be celebrated.

That's really what this all boils down to. Kids are required to do a lot of things in school, and some kids struggle in certain areas. A good parent can see effort and will show appreciation when they spot it.
 
2013-10-22 02:16:25 PM  
Again... WTF is up with everything coming from Big Frog 104?  Seriously?  Why not just give us the youtube link?  Is Big Frog 104 a huge FARK sponsor or something?
 
2013-10-22 02:58:58 PM  

livechild: Dusty, damn dusty


This.  Every serious parent has serious conversations after 9:00p to assure their kids' success, whether academics, friends, sports or behavior.  Though we try to teach "you should be proud of yourself" rather than "I'm proud of you", the dad was right in celebrating a victory.  Kudos to the kid.
 
2013-10-22 03:18:16 PM  
A+ to dad who sees improvement and celebrates it!
 
2013-10-22 04:12:52 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: PollyWogg: Gulper Eel: My dad would take a look at my grades and say "98..99...100...99...what's this 97 about, hm? And this A+? So you expect what from me, praise? This A+ isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you lazy little prick. You know damn well the material's not challenging and tomorrow you had DAMN well bring home more difficult work or...are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? Oh, sure as SHIAT I'll give you something to cry about. After this Manhattan."

First grade was a biatch sometimes.

Are your dad and mine related?  He's always focus on the B+ rather than all the A's on my report card!

When I graduated from high school, there were 2 kids with 4.0 GPAs out of a graduating class of 500.  When my oldest graduated high school a couple of years ago the median GPA was 3.4.  Given that 3.4 is a "B+"  your dad was probably right to focus on those.


We had four valedictorians in my graduating class of 46 students, plus one other who missed the perfect mark by receiving exactly one B.
/I was none of the above.
//Private school
 
2013-10-22 04:56:04 PM  

chrisco123: Submitter doesn't have a lazy 13-year old who lives with his mom (who doesn't push him) who has, so far, been a failure at high school.  This would be my reaction to a C.


Why is your 13 year old in high school?
 
2013-10-22 06:29:17 PM  

PollyWogg: Gulper Eel: My dad would take a look at my grades and say "98..99...100...99...what's this 97 about, hm? And this A+? So you expect what from me, praise? This A+ isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you lazy little prick. You know damn well the material's not challenging and tomorrow you had DAMN well bring home more difficult work or...are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? Oh, sure as SHIAT I'll give you something to cry about. After this Manhattan."

First grade was a biatch sometimes.

Are your dad and mine related?  He's always focus on the B+ rather than all the A's on my report card!


mommyedwards.com
 
2013-10-22 06:32:44 PM  

Argyle82: Why is your 13 year old in high school?


I don't know where Chrisco is from, but in some states in Australia High School starts at grade 7.
 
2013-10-22 07:05:36 PM  
I was all ready to say, "Obviously this fake video was fake."  But no.

I have, or had a stepson who (blah blah fill in all the bad stuff) and so watching this video was a bit painful for me.

But good for the kid, and good for his dad, and good for the kid again, for being kindhearted and adult enough to realize that he would want a video memory of this warm moment between him and his father.  Instead of being a vicious little asshole who farks up again and again and lies and steals and lies again and blames the people who try to...

I think I'll go lie down for a while.
 
2013-10-22 07:06:09 PM  

PollyWogg: Gulper Eel: My dad would take a look at my grades and say "98..99...100...99...what's this 97 about, hm? And this A+? So you expect what from me, praise? This A+ isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you lazy little prick. You know damn well the material's not challenging and tomorrow you had DAMN well bring home more difficult work or...are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? Oh, sure as SHIAT I'll give you something to cry about. After this Manhattan."

First grade was a biatch sometimes.

Are your dad and mine related?  He's always focus on the B+ rather than all the A's on my report card!


My secret was to just completely fail the first week of class.

So you'd bring home a 58.7% (that was maybe 3% of your total grade), and then watch all semester as you slowly turned that F into an A.  No complaining there.

/Got a 3.5 in college by failing about half my midterms.
 
2013-10-22 08:20:50 PM  
who is this kid, bart simpson?

www.puzzlepuzzles.com
 
2013-10-22 08:54:32 PM  

toyotaboy: who is this kid, bart simpson?

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So I was in mostly Honors Courses where half the class would get an A, and the other half probably deserved one because we had a bunch of Asians at our school.   But every once in a while, I got dunked down into the pool of normals (which included a bunch of Detroit transplants of whom at least some were exactly what you'd expect out of a bunch of Detroit transplants.  Ghetto isn't a place.  Ghetto is the people and the culture.).

In my Biology class, there was a kid who was on a senior on his 4th attempt.
In my Civics class, we would have entire class periods to write
In my BASIC class (Yes, that BASIC) which was quite openly a blow-off course for seniors, it would take 2-3 weeks of class time for kids to write 3 programs that I would finish in under an hour.
The one time that I got asked to grade non-Honors English essays (self-selecting for incompetence), I had to set them down because there were 10th graders who clearly didn't understand sentences, much less paragraphs and proper essay structure.
I *heard*, but never confirmed, that a third of the kids who were in Algebra 1A (so Algebra takes you 2 years) failed outright.

And then in my own personal failures, I had multiple courses in college where I outright failed them (and then because 90% of the class joined me, I got a B+, but still) and as mentioned, I basically bluffed my way through college by failing every other midterm.

There's a big pile of students who are:

* Generally Stupid
* Lazy
* Their brain just doesn't work that way for that subject and only the greatest effort will get them a C (Any math past Calc 3.  The second you start using Infinity or matrices or Laplace Transforms, I tune out).
 
2013-10-22 08:56:11 PM  

meyerkev: In my Biology class, there was a kid who was on a senior on his 4th attempt.
In my Civics class, we would have entire class periods to write the answers to 3 short-answer questions and there were kids who failed that class.


FTFM.  It helps to finish writing your post before hitting "Add Comment"
 
2013-10-22 09:31:13 PM  
Is the kid disabled?
 
2013-10-22 10:14:10 PM  

johnnyboog: Is the kid disabled?


Well, he sounds like is a Human who has reached average.  So, yes.

Sorry.  I get frustrated.  Every human has great potential (nature), if only the nurture is provided at a young age.  At the end of some range of youth, it becomes an exponentially uphill struggle to learn and understand - even to be interested those things.

Wanna know how to get your young kids to be interested in knowledge?  They ask questions: answer them.  No BS answers allowed.  "I don't know" is fine as long as it's follow by "find the answer this way" or "I'll help you find out".

Just don't be an "average" human.
 
2013-10-22 10:16:12 PM  
If my family had cared that much about my grades, I'd be king of the world now.
 
2013-10-23 02:33:01 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: CommonName2: I could see getting this excited for any subject other than math. If you suck at numbers, you are going to have a hard time for the rest of your life no matter what career you pursue.

Yep.  I used to teach, and some kids just struggle in math, and they have low self-esteem because of it.  That this kid got a C wasn't the amazing thing; what really worked is that he had started with an F and needed to pull it up over a short period of time.  Which means he busted his arse and scored all As and Bs for the rest of the grading period.


I took my son to an arcade a while back and when he used the 63 tickets he had won to "buy" a 60 ticket, cheap, plastic, shiat item, the girl working the counter broke out a calculator to see how much he would have left.  I looked at my girlfriend and said "jesus christ, at this point it's not even math, it's just english.  Verbally take the three of of sixty-three and you have your answer lady."
 
2013-10-23 06:33:33 PM  

CommonName2: I could see getting this excited for any subject other than math. If you suck at numbers, you are going to have a hard time for the rest of your life no matter what career you pursue.

 Even in the U.S. Congress?  But seriously...
 
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