Teachers have such an impact on our lives–they teach us to think for ourselves, challenge our minds and sometimes, tell eeeeeensy weensy white lies. Anyway, with Teacher Appreciation Week happening (didn’t it used to just be Teacher Appreciation Day? How’d they get a whole week?!) we figured we’d revel in all the little white lies to tell a teacher when things get sticky in the classroom.
She said: Ugh sorry I’m late. I had to drop my little sister off at school.
She meant: I don’t even have a sister but I DO have a serious craving for a Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks that needed satisfying!
Your Midterm Bibliography
She said: Wikipedia? Noooo no no, this essay was totally sourced properly—from books!
She meant: Books that I invented at 2:30 am when my eyeballs were going to melt out of my head if I had to look at this stupid paper for one more minute.
She said: Can I switch my seat so it’s near the window? I get asthma attacks and need fresh air.
She meant: I also need to watch Jake Marshall doing pushups during soccer practice. Shirtless.
Getting Caught With Your Phone
She said: I was NOT texting! I, um, have a…a Google Alert on…The Canterbury Tales. And someone just Tweeted about it.
She meant: I think it’s actually worse to pretend aloud that I care about The Canterbury Tales rather than ‘fess up that my crush was texting me. At least with the truth, I look like I have a life!
Getting Wrangled into Extra Stuff
She said: Ooo, the Peer Tutoring Club, huh? Gosh ya know I’d love to join, Mrs. Sorey, but man, I’m just totally swamped with all my…extracurriculars.
She meant: Yep, my obsessive watching of Khloe and Lamar is going to impress colleges for SURE.
What do you think is the funniest line to tell a teacher? Have you had to stretch the truth in class? Do you think Teacher Appreciation Week is just for kiss ups? Tell us all about it in the comments!