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Gwedin Offline
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When my Science teacher (and only my Science teacher; no-one else) instructs me to tie up my hair (it's not even long...) and I refuse resulting in a couple o' days of detention.

When you argue with a teacher, bringing up a lot of valid points and the teacher ignores them and eventually walks away acting like I'm COMPLETELY in the wrong while they raise no valid points.

Add on to this if you'd like. Biggrin

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Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.

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Detention?
Is your hair THAT precious?

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(05-14-2013 02:30 PM)Nerdy Computer Guy Wrote:  When my Science teacher (and only my Science teacher; no-one else) instructs me to tie up my hair (it's not even long...) and I refuse resulting in a couple o' days of detention.

When you argue with a teacher, bringing up a lot of valid points and the teacher ignores them and eventually walks away acting like I'm COMPLETELY in the wrong while they raise no valid points.

Add on to this if you'd like. Biggrin

P.S. I haven't been on in the past few days 'cause I've been rather busy. None

Exactly how long is your hair? If it's long enough to go beyond your face when you lean forward, or basically passes beyond your skull, it's technically a safety hazard and you're better off tying it.

If not, then your teacher is a fool for bothering you and giving you a detention.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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(05-14-2013 08:52 PM)Eintity Wrote:  Detention?
Is your hair THAT precious?

Is [insert body part, item, etc. here] THAT precious?

To each his own.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
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(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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When I think about it, I'd not like to lose any body part(course till we get good cybernetic stuff. Then I wouldn't mind having prosthetic legs that would be lighter than my real legs and also a lot more useful. Not to mention I'd love a type that I could modify/customize and switch around depending on need/use. I wouldn't mind losing the weakest of my hand for a really good cybernetic replacement, with perfect response as a real hand but superior in grip and strength)

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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and you went to the detentions?
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We don't know

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My hair isn't very long. It's only long-ish at the back, but even then it only just goes past my collar and doesn't even move when I lean forward. So no safety hazard there.

And yeah I went to the detentions. Loved every boring second of it, too...

I'm disappointed no-one added onto the "I love it when" though. :(
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I love it when I forget to write something into a thread called "I love it when..."

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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