By Anonymous - 26/01/2012 11:53 - United States
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Ouch OP! That's unnecessarily harsh of your teacher! And I'm pretty sure they aren't allowed to say things like that to you either :-/ that really sucks!
Was it your World of warcraft character who died? Then you're awkward bro
Jesus fuck, what is with all the whiny little twits these days? Your teacher was trying to be helpful and supportive! Does that really warrant you coming here and bitching about her? I'm sorry an acquaintance of yours died, but unless you were wearing a sign that said "WARNING: GRIEVING TEENAGER AHEAD", you can't expect others to read your mind.
The teacher said "I understand you're socially awkward." That's called being helpful. If she had said, "You're a socially awkward little asshole, aren't you? HAHAHA!" that would be more of an FML. I read this as the teacher trying to be helpful and understanding. You can all feel free to thumb me down to the bowels of Hell, but deep down you know I'm right. You can't expect someone to know why you're crying.
ZebulonPike - As someone who was very socially awkward as a teenager, I know exactly what OP is talking about. But what the teacher said was actually quite kind. I wish I had teachers like that when I was in school. boydeee01 - Thanks. :) Johnny6speed - I suspect all the thumbs down are from silly little emo kids who don't understand what the hell I'm talking about.
Rockerchick - Yes, I have to be rude. As I've said in all the comments on this thread, I'm sorry that someone OP knew died. It clearly isn't someone she's very close to, or else she would have specified (my friend died, my grandfather died, my goldfish died, etc). But what the teacher said was obviously meant to be supportive, and OP is complaining about it. That's what prompted my rudeness.
You are right, doc. If I was a teacher, I would probably be annoyed by some random tee crying in class. They didn't know why she was crying, for all he knew, she could have been crying because she broke her nail. You can't expect everyone to coddle you and give you big hugs when you cry.
Are you seriously asking me to be more sensitive? You don't know me very well, do you? I guess I've just become more thick-skinned in my old age. What people say to/about me just DOESN'T BOTHER ME. I think kids are just too damned sensitive these days. Branflakes, go find a corner to cry in. I'm trying to have a conversation here, and your whinging is bothering me.
Ok there is only 1 thing bothering me about docs coment and that is that I don't think op was being whinny and what give the teacher the right to assume that she's crying cause she's socially awkward I think the usual responce would be to ask what's wrong, nd sorry bout your loss op!
Chloe, "jeez" is short for "Jesus" therefore you used the Lord's name in vain. Doc, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. It would have been much kinder of the teacher to ask what's wrong first. The teacher isn't a douche, but really should learn to ask first.
Mariet - Yes, it would have been kinder of the teacher to ask rather than just assume. I'll give you that. But what pisses me off so much was all the people calling the teacher an asshole or a douche or whatever else the rest of you assholes were calling him (or her). What the teacher said did not sound malicious at all, but everyone here seems to be so damned sensitive.
I agree it wasn't the teachers fault at all. But it would still be pretty bad to be mistaken for crying because your socially awkward, when you friend in fact died. Even if it wasn't the teacher's fault. Doc going around calling everyone names and getting his knickers in a knot for the thumbs down here is pretty uncalled for.
Yet the teacher assumed something that then proved to be insulting to the op. That's actually classifiable as a stupid move. Of course the teacher had a good intentions (haven't you ever heard the road to hell is paved in them?) doesn't mean they weren't incredibly stupid in their actions. Yes people make mistakes, yes the teacher could be a perfectly fine human being, but this is FML, we work with what we've got, and the only indication to the teacher's intelligence or stupidity is a classifiably stupid move that not only was inappropriate, but also confidence damaging to an already emotionally damaged op. When someone is crying assuming to know the reason is rarely the answer, because getting it wrong risks potentially worsening the situation (as happened here) - this is common sense, therefore the lack of common sense in the teacher's actions speaks to the teacher's potential stupidity
I doubt the teacher is mentally challenged, quite likely they're socially awkward themselves (a factor that, though ironic, hardly excuses their behavior or speaks against their possible stupidity) so as it were there is no factor that excuses their behavior. In the end, there is much damning evidence that suggests calling the teacher stupid is appropriate and that you, therefore, had an off moment. My condolences on your off moment, however the rampant insulting was unnecessary and uncalled for. Thank you & good day