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Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.
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Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

One girl. ONE. Not a few people. ONE GIRL in our class was texting so our teacher decided to take everyone phones away. Put them all in a box and let us take them back after class.

Well, I was feeling very, very annoyed by authority today so I said no. He sent me out to the hall for a bit while he collected everyone's phones. Then the threats started. He started, in stride and the door still closing, by yelling in his big "scary" voice, "Ok I'm going to tell you, give me your phone."

I said no. Then he started by trying to make me feel bad by saying that I don't have to make this a big deal. I wasn't. I could have said no and he could have kept going around to other people. Then he threatened me with my grades by saying he would fail me if I didn't give him my phone. I paused for a second, swallowed hard, and asked if he had the authority to do that. He quickly changed it to him having authority to take my phone but we carried on without saying anything about grades again.

Never meet a kid that wasn't afraid to fail a class, huh? Nice empty threat you bastard.

He must have decided that I wasn't going to budge so he decided to compromise but threw a really dick move into it. "Okay, how about I give everyone's phones back," I smile, nod my head, and open the door "and you put yours in the box."

WAIT WAIT WAIT. HOOO NO! I did not agree to THAT.

I stop in the doorway and tell him that I didn't agree with his second term. He then shoved me into the room (hard enough to get me in but not hard enough to make me want to start more shit) so I picked up the box with everyone's phones in it and started to hand them out.

Surprised looks and a bunch of "Wait, what just happened out there?"

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I finished handing out all of the phones then tried to sit down. Nope. "Now put your phone in the box." Considering I just got everyone else's back, I did it. Then he laughed and told me to take it back. I did and went to my seat.

Then I explained what happened to the class after he left the room, everyone thought I was a douche for what I said.

Ok. Feel that in your pocket? The $400 phone I just got back to you? You're fucking welcome.

UPDATE: School year has been over for a bit but I thought I'd add -- I passed his class. He didn't have the balls to fail me.

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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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(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(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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Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

Wait. The students were annoyed you helped get their phone back?

And I'm disappointed your Hope for Humanity meter increased so much...

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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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RE: Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

(04-24-2013 10:32 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Wait. The students were annoyed you helped get their phone back?

And I'm disappointed your Hope for Humanity meter increased so much...

Yes. They thought the way I handled it was "douchey" and that him taking our phones "isn't that big of a deal"

I felt better yesterday so I put it higher. Should change that.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
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
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(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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Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

Now you're talking with the meter, after this event.

Maybe next time you can keep your phone while they lose theirs. It's obvious that those students have basically neared the completion phase of mental brainwashing by the institution. They'll make perfect workers once they finish school, blind slaves to "The Man" and enemies to those who are free.

That or they're just plain fools who can only think as far ahead as the next day, too narrow-minded to see the bigger picture or how they are being easily "guided" by external factors such as the school administration.

It happens sometimes in my school, where students believe that the issue isn't a big deal. But I honestly believe they fail to realize the meaning of what is happening. It's like strategy, for example chess. The movement of a single pawn at that turn seems innocent enough, but the one who loses fails to think of the moves that come after, or the true intent of that "innocent ploy".

Yet nobody minds when they make a big deal of nothing and anyone that points out their logical fallacy in worrying is their enemy and a "douche". Very strange indeed.

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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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RE: Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

What the hell is wrong with them? I would be so happy if I was in that class! It doesn't seem like you said anything remotely douchey. Next time I wouldn't do anything nice for any of those people who called you a douche.
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RE: Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

(04-25-2013 08:26 AM)AwesomeOpossum Wrote:  What the hell is wrong with them? I would be so happy if I was in that class! It doesn't seem like you said anything remotely douchey. Next time I wouldn't do anything nice for any of those people who called you a douche.

It was because the teacher said that we could wait the whole period waiting for me to give him my phone. So I told him I would. Then we sat there for a bit and I said "So how about them Buccos?" As a joke. When I told everyone in the class that, one girl said "Wow that's so douchey." And a bunch of others chimed in "yeah!"

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
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
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(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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Good Guy Greg moment. Kind of.

Ah. Just some foolish mob mentality thing.

I always love watching such things in action, how an outburst with no logical backing suddenly gains mass popularity amongst a crowd simply because they were unable to think/say anything first. From the classroom, to the the national level, such occurs and is quite entertaining.

Plus, their bound to forget or already have forgotten. Mob mentality tends to cause loss of memory of the event till actively reminded since none of them actually thought of a reply.

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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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