Teacher responds brilliantly to student’s profane letter

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Courtesy: Reddit

An English teacher used the best weapon she has, a red marker, after she found a nasty and ridiculous note from a student who is obviously tired of her class.

Full of profanity, the letter was taped to the door of the classroom, according to a posting on Reddit.

The 101-word letter is full of grammatical and spelling errors.

The teacher corrected every one of them, slicing and dicing the letter with the red marker.

And at the bottom, the teacher had one last smack down for the student by writing: “*Please use your education appropriately. Proofreading takes five minutes & keeps you from looking stupid.*”

See the letter below. Note: Some readers might find some of the language offensive.

letter from student

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63 comments

  • Arnie

    When McDonald’s pays a living wage, a Big Mac will necessarily be exponentially more expensive. Then those calling for a living wage for a non career type job will be the first ones to complain about the rise of consumer prices.

  • Jason Shubert

    If McDonald’s and other restaurants paid higher wages, we would see the price of everything else go up. Lets say the average minimum wage for a fast food restaurant becomes $15. The value menu would end up being closer to $3 for a small cheeseburger. It would also have a chain effect on everything else you spend money on. If your rent for your house is $800 a month you might be paying $1300 a month instead. Utility bills would also go up so the employees can afford to eat at a restaurant. Car insurance and everything else would go up too. A higher minimum wage for fast food restaurants will only make the cost of living go up for everyone. Commercial industries that specialize in fast food products would also increase their prices because the fast food restaurants would be able to afford it.

    Basically it would be a big chain of events that leads to a higher cost of living for everyone if fast food restaurants increased their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Other businesses will have to increase their prices so their employees can afford to eat at a restaurant.

  • Matt

    If there was a perfect fit or perfect answer to everything written above, choice comes to mind. Has everyone missed the simple fact, this student chose to write the letter? Secondly, choosing to live below your means is not promoted in our society or lifestyles. If everyone did, nobody would be in debt, nor would this student wouldn’t show ignorance, but anyone choosing to be would. This student chose to write below his character and means.

    Living wage is relative to your needs and choices. Choose to have a car, live alone, go to school, eat out, have “stuff” and retire with or without.

    Health is also a choice that burdens society. If we all chose to ignore the garbage we invite into our mouth and environment, cancer treatment wouldn’t cost a million. It’s all relative to choice.

    Live with the consequence or make better/different choices. Teach your kids well, don’t treat them as a burden, live healthy, live below your means, don’t expect, deserves are rewards, don’t burden society or government with your ego or situation, get off your soapbox or couch and just “do”. An A is deserved with A effort. The world is what you put in, not what you can pull out.

    The teacher also chose to respond with an act that doesn’t reflect someone willing to really make a difference. It placated the real issue, the choice the student made to write it. Secondly, the teacher used the same means to respond, a written act devoid of direct involvement. I feel a teacher should take a more direct approach if they want a true result based on their true calling as an educator/mentor. This is more like a juvenile response to name calling. And so it keeps moving in a negative spiral, although I imagine the intent was otherwise.

    As Americans, we have these choices, thank goodness. I hope we make better ones more often than not. I also hope we don’t spend too much time arguing over who made a “worse” choice.

  • mary l. stone

    She is still trying to teach this ungrateful student. Even though we do have some poor instructors, we also have some GREAT ones and this one is a GREAT TEACHER. Student should be glad she cares.

  • Darlee Carter

    Everyone deserves a chance at a good life. Obviously this kid has not been exposed to many good role models. The language and the punctuation is terrible but the whole message should make us sad. Let’s not judge this kid but instead think of better ways to educate and bring up worthy respectable citizens in our American society. I am sorry if I spelled things incorrectly or had incorrect punctuation. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses!

  • Evie

    You have to give the kid one thing that apparently he did learn – the PROPER use of “your/you’re” and “a lot”. It would have been hilarious for the teacher to circle this with green and say, “Good Job!” Bravo Teach, Bravo!

  • acole15

    Both me and my husband have a college degree and have applied for jobs and schools and have no success. We are currently jobless. It is not because I failed at school either. I never partied and had a 3.98 in high school and 3.5 in college. I cannot get anything but a minimum wage job after being turned down by two graduate schools and two jobs. We both have had two jobs while in college so we have job experience as well. What is the solution to that? I do not believe a minimum wage job will do any help. My older sister is attempting on making a living off of a minimum wage job currently because after college she could not get a job and she had applied to at least five different places. I just do not know why neither an English, biology, nor computer science major cannot find a job other than those minimum wages. I read how some say they are well off after going to college but I would have to say you are lucky as all get out. I am just lucky I have parents that are willing to let me move back in with them in order to live. All I can do is keep applying to these jobs and colleges that are no guaranteed help.