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ArticleBot Feb 12th, 2006 06:58 pm

Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
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Avoiding Burnout
  1. Ahhh...I see the screw up fairy has visited us again.
  2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
  3. How about never? Is never good for you?
  4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
  5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.
  6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
  7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
  8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
  9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.
  10. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of crap.
  11. I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
  12. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
  13. I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't give a darn.
  14. I apologize for staring, I was just visualizing duct tape over your mouth.
  15. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
  16. What am I? Flypaper for idiots?
  17. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
  18. No, my powers can only be used for good.
  19. You actually sounds reasonable...Time to up the medication.
  20. Do I look like a people person?
  21. This isn't my classroom. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.
  22. You! Off my planet!
  23. Does your train of thought have a caboose?
  24. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
  25. Whatever grade you were shooting for, you missed.
  26. Not all teachers are annoying. Some are dead.
  27. I'm just trying to imagine you with a personality.
  28. Can I trade this class for what's behind door number two?
  29. Chaos, panic, and disorder my work here is done.
  30. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

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Happy Camper Feb 19th, 2006 07:43 am

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
:eek: Are you a mind reader? I better think a little quieter next time...

mesmark Feb 19th, 2006 04:32 pm

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
I might have 16 made into a bumper sticker!

and 18 for a big poster.

i2i Feb 20th, 2006 12:01 am

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
Number 25 "Whatever grade you were shooting for, you missed." on a sign on my office door. ;)

bound4thenations Apr 27th, 2006 03:55 am

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
Thanks, I really ejoyed the laugh!!!:lol:

marie777 Apr 7th, 2007 05:17 am

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
very funny, love numbers 21,27,28

English-coach Mar 17th, 2009 09:00 am

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
OH man..I needed that! Read that once a day and you could take years off you life! Thanks for sharing that. :D

kotoko Jun 15th, 2010 08:08 pm

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
I have no idea where you guys teach, but I have never felt like wanting to say any of those to my students. Not even when I had groups of multi-cultural kids class where half the class were Arabic.

cherryz Nov 4th, 2010 09:01 pm

Re: Phrases You Wish You Could Use at School
thanks. I'll use them :D

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