Life Lessons

, , , , | Hopeless | August 9, 2017

I am a college sophomore. I am back home for winter break so I decide to visit my old high school to catch up with some of my former teachers. There was one teacher in particular who had made an extremely significant mark on my life when I was younger and I am excited to see her. She’s one of those really energetic teachers who jumps on desks and stuff. She’s teaching a class when I show up so I wait for the bell to ring.

As soon as she sees me in the doorway, she actually SCREAMS my last name and sprints across the room to give me a hug. Her next English class starts to filter in, and to my surprise, she skips the lesson and asks me to talk to them about college instead. We have a long and fun lesson where I assure them of the merits of learning MLA and proper writing skills, which pleases the teacher immensely.

After the class we have a long private discussion about life and politics and such, and she gives me some much-needed advice. I was a bit of a rebel in high school and didn’t get very good grades, but now I’m about to graduate college having been on the dean’s list almost every semester and already working in my intended field. It all goes to show what an impact some teachers can have on your life long after you leave their class.

Unfiltered Story #89016

, , , | Unfiltered | June 4, 2017

I used to work for an armored car service. I had stopped for lunch and was standing in line to make my purchase.

Customer : Hey, could you help me?

Me: Sure. What can I do for you?

*People often mistake us for police so I liked to make sure they aren’t having an actual emergency.*

Customer: Could you please help me find *item*?

Me: I’m sorry. I don’t work here.

Customer: Are you sure? You look like you work here?

*Not only does our uniform not look anything like that of the employees I was wearing a bullet resistant vest with my company name prominently displayed on the front and back as well as my sidearm.*

Me: Yes, ma’am. I’m pretty sure.