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(Slate)   "Dear Prudence: I told everyone that my teacher hurt me and she got fired because of my allegations. Problem was, I was lying and I kinda feel bad about it. Should I say something or am I okay forgetting all about it?"   (slate.com) divider line 138
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2014-05-16 07:51:51 AM
The subtext is obvious. Telling someone about what your teacher is doing to you will ruin their life and you will feel bad about for the rest of yours.

Thanks for the tip, Prudie.
 
2014-05-16 08:06:37 AM
I prefer the next letter about the guy intentionally showing his junk and claiming he left his fly down
 
2014-05-16 08:59:12 AM
If the story is true, which I doubt any dear prudence is, the details should be handed over to law enforcement to identify the idiot.


/dnrtfa
 
2014-05-16 09:10:35 AM

PreMortem: If the story is true, which I doubt any dear prudence is, the details should be handed over to law enforcement to identify the idiot.


/dnrtfa


IF this story is true, it's probably well past the statute of limitations. She said she was a child when it happened and now she's a grandmother.
 
2014-05-16 09:16:25 AM
I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.
 
2014-05-16 09:54:06 AM

scottydoesntknow: PreMortem: If the story is true, which I doubt any dear prudence is, the details should be handed over to law enforcement to identify the idiot.


/dnrtfa

IF this story is true, it's probably well past the statute of limitations. She said she was a child when it happened and now she's a grandmother.


I agree that it's probably well outside the statute of limitations, but I did meet someone in their upper 30s a few weeks ago that is a grandmother.
 
2014-05-16 10:17:15 AM
Why would a psychopath bother with a fake help website?
 
2014-05-16 10:17:30 AM
It's all ok because she was bullied by someone.
 
2014-05-16 10:18:03 AM

Revek: Why would a psychopath bother with a fake help website?


For fake help obviously
 
2014-05-16 10:18:11 AM
:|
 
2014-05-16 10:19:50 AM
Dear Prudence,

Everyone knows the letters people write to you are fake.

How the fark do you keep getting greenlit on Fark?
 
2014-05-16 10:21:16 AM

gfid: Dear Prudence,

Everyone knows the letters people write to you are fake.

How the fark do you keep getting greenlit on Fark?


I think these are like food threads, a place where we can let our opinions run around and stretch.
 
2014-05-16 10:22:03 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


This
 
2014-05-16 10:22:54 AM
What a little biatch. And she grew into an old coont who now wants forgiveness.
 
2014-05-16 10:23:43 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


Theoretically she could be a grandmother in her late-20's
 
2014-05-16 10:25:37 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


or not kicking your ass again.
 
2014-05-16 10:26:31 AM
It was worse if you went to a school taught by nuns.  They would call your parents at night to tell them why you got you ass kicked and the parents would add a few smacks because a bride-of-Christ said you were bad.
 
2014-05-16 10:28:27 AM
Dear Guilty:

Pinch yourself on the arm, kiss your grandchildren goodbye, then jump off the nearest bridge.

--Fomby
 
2014-05-16 10:28:54 AM
Relax Granny.  Teach died long ago, unemployable, broken, drunk, and homeless.
 
2014-05-16 10:28:58 AM
Hopefully the teacher will read the column, track down the writer and forgive her, on the 28th stab to the chest.
 
2014-05-16 10:29:24 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


Not if she's Mexican. She could be a 16-year-old grandma.
 
2014-05-16 10:29:37 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


How old are you. I'm in my 40s and some of my classmates are grandparents. And teachers weren't allowed to whomp on us in school.
 
2014-05-16 10:29:59 AM
More shocked by the letter that lady wrote about pushing her husband's orphan sister out of the nest.

What a cold, heartless, unfeeling biatch.  This isn't a pound puppy for Christ's sake.
 
2014-05-16 10:30:20 AM
Assuming that she's regular grandmother age (I'm assuming 60s), I have a hard time believing that a teacher would be fired or at risk for criminal charges for pinching a student back when she was a schoolgirl.  Mild corporal punishment in schools was pretty common in the US until at least the late 60s.
 
2014-05-16 10:31:09 AM
The best reply would've of been "You should kill yourself.  It's the only way to restore honor to your family".  Actually, that's often the best answer to the questions in her column.
 
2014-05-16 10:33:22 AM
And reason 423 why I don't teach in K12.
 
2014-05-16 10:33:40 AM

naughtyrev: I prefer the next letter about the guy intentionally showing his junk and claiming he left his fly down


It is not a typical man habit for your husband to forget to zip his zipper

Indeed it is strange that when your friends are hanging out at your home, your husband is there on the couch, hanging out.


I know the letters are fake, but sometimes I wonder whether Prudie is a real person with actual life experiences, or if the Emily persona is just a double-bluff.
 
2014-05-16 10:35:20 AM
You already know, Guilty, that what you did happened so long ago that there is little likelihood you could find this teacher-and I don't think you should start searching. After she left your school, the chances are that she developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol and ended up broken, destitute and lonely.
 
2014-05-16 10:35:43 AM

darwinpolice: Assuming that she's regular grandmother age (I'm assuming 60s), I have a hard time believing that a teacher would be fired or at risk for criminal charges for pinching a student back when she was a schoolgirl.  Mild corporal punishment in schools was pretty common in the US until at least the late 60s.


Corporal punishment is still perfectly legal in about half the country. Back in the 60s, a teacher getting fired for pinching a student would be extremely unusual.
 
2014-05-16 10:35:56 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


For real when I was in 5th grade I had a teacher that would throw things at the kids or smack the back of their heads. She I'm sure stayed on for many a year till retirement. That was in the 80's.
 
2014-05-16 10:37:18 AM
If true, she's earned her right to a pre-mortem funeral pyre.
 
2014-05-16 10:37:37 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


This is what I came in to say.  My mother would have smacked me for pissing off the teacher
 
2014-05-16 10:38:33 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


I'm 48 and it was never okay for teachers to hit kids where I grew up in the Bay Area.
 
2014-05-16 10:40:00 AM

someonelse: rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.

How old are you. I'm in my 40s and some of my classmates are grandparents. And teachers weren't allowed to whomp on us in school.


I'm 42.  I got corporal punishment for sure and my mom told me what I got at school I'd get twice as bad at home.
 
2014-05-16 10:42:35 AM
In the late 60s and early 70s, we got spanked regularly. We deserved it.  And we liked it.
 
2014-05-16 10:45:45 AM
Anybody remember the episode of the TV show "Sliders" where the characters couldn't lie because they all had on shock collars that would buzz them if they did?

We should do that.
 
2014-05-16 10:47:16 AM

someonelse: How old are you. I'm in my 40s and some of my classmates are grandparents. And teachers weren't allowed to whomp on us in school.


I'm 44, don't have any classmates, and I got cracks in school more than once.
 
2014-05-16 10:47:33 AM
Fake letter is fake, obviously. At least try and make it plausible.

I went to Catholic elementary school in the '80s and we had a nun that taught computer class. My buddy was a little dipshiat who loved to do exactly the opposite of what he was told to do. The nun was showing us how to use a computer program that required a change of the floppy disk to move forward in the program. She explicitly told us not to eject the disk while the little red light was on. So what does he do? He ejects it while the red light is on.

The nun hulked out and grabbed him by the back of the collar on his standard-issue powder blue polo shirt and flung him out of his chair to the ground. None of us were horrified. We all just had a good laugh and got back to work. Nothing ever happened to her. As far as I know, sister could still be hulking out on third graders.
 
2014-05-16 10:47:38 AM

someonelse: rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.

How old are you. I'm in my 40s and some of my classmates are grandparents. And teachers weren't allowed to whomp on us in school.


This is Fark. This is where defunct techies go for belt-onion conversations. I'm never surprised to find that someone here is 60+.
 
2014-05-16 10:48:06 AM
Not trying to sound like that guy, but anyone ever noticed that it was no mass school shooting back when schools dished out corporal punishment
 
2014-05-16 10:48:20 AM

draypresct: Corporal punishment


www.have-you-met-ted.com
 
2014-05-16 10:49:13 AM

idesofmarch: Anybody remember the episode of the TV show "Sliders" where the characters couldn't lie because they all had on shock collars that would buzz them if they did?

We should do that.


I like the one where a virus killed 90% of the population with Y chromosomes and the remaining men were placed into breeding centers where they would work out, sleep and fark. I've been trying to develop that bio weapon (and a small supply of the vaccine) but have yet succeed.
 
2014-05-16 10:49:24 AM
Catholic School, Midwest, 1977 - warming up my trumpet in band class... accidentally blared out a loud sound... Sister Susanna marched over and smacked the bell of the horn... hard! mouthpiece-lip-smash... good times!
 
2014-05-16 10:50:54 AM

idesofmarch: Anybody remember the episode of the TV show "Sliders" where the characters couldn't lie because they all had on shock collars that would buzz them if they did?

We should do that.


I try to avoid any rules that would prevent people from hiding Jews in the attic.
 
2014-05-16 10:51:16 AM

techgeek07: The best reply would've of been "You should kill yourself.  It's the only way to restore honor to your family".  Actually, that's often the best answer to the questions in her column.


You shall now get a beating from the grammar nazi.
 
2014-05-16 10:51:49 AM

naughtyrev: I prefer the next letter about the guy intentionally showing his junk and claiming he left his fly down


I found it funny in a disturbing kinda way. Sounds like the guy is really proud of it. Seem to me most women really don't want to see it.
 
2014-05-16 10:51:56 AM

techgeek07: The best reply would've of been "You should kill yourself.  It's the only way to restore honor to your family".  Actually, that's often the best answer to the questions in her column.


i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-16 10:52:03 AM
Late-60's my elementary school principal carried a ping-pong paddle in his back pocket. "Boys, grab your ankles!"
 
2014-05-16 10:53:12 AM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Relax Granny.  Teach died long ago, unemployable, broken, drunk, and homeless.


At least she/he had some booze to assuage her pain.
 
2014-05-16 10:53:48 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I call bullshiat. If she's a grandmother, she's probably older than I am, and when I was a kid if your teacher saw fit to whoop you your parents didn't complain. They figured you must have deserved it, and you'd be lucky if all they did was write a note thanking the teacher for doing their job.


I saw Misses Graham whack Cris Burning's ass with a frat boy paddle several times.  Each whack knocked Chris off his feet.  It was a small school and everyone had to have heard those whacks.  I prayed to every god I could think of that if they got me in to the non-Mrs Graham fourth grade, I'd be a priest, a rabbi or a buddist monk.  Who ever took the credit got me.  Fourth Grade:  Mrs. Graham.  Sat me in the front row right in front of that damn paddle.  That year, the world lost a priest, rabbi and or buddist monk.

The only thing I took away from that class is that Mrs Graham thought the peace sign (just gaining in popularity) was a broken cross which indicated no god.  Had I used that to my advantage, I would have wound up in the hallway getting whacked with a huge frat boy paddle by a monster sized woman.  My previous transgressions had mainly been sneaking out of school early but she stuck me front and center and convinced me that school wasn't voluntary and I wasn't allowed to leave when I got my fill.

On library days, get in line, let the teacher count noses.  Step out of the line and leave.  After lunch, there was a formation in the hall or outside.  Wait for the teacher to count the noses, step in to the alcove of a classroom and let them pass.  Out the door, across the street and in to the forest preserve.  When you hear the school busses, go home.  The perfect crime and I was neither a PITA in class or a vocal know-it-all so I blended in.  The perfect crime until the 4th grade.  Mrs. Graham:  Harry, lead your row back to class.  While the school would never miss one kid in 1966, if I had led a line of kids out of the school, some one would have noticed.
 
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