Teachers And Students Share The Best Time A Note Was Intercepted In Class.
Teacher and students were asked: "What's your best story about intercepted notes being passed in class?" These are some of the best answers.
2/24 Teacher took a note from my friend, who was asking his other friend, if he also looked and compared how hairy ballsacks were in the locker room. Needless to say, we all erupted in laughter. This was in 8th grade.
3/24 I found a note under the seat of an extremely talkative female student after class. I knew she was dating a student called, "Ron." It listed all of the things she was going to do to him after school, all of which were sexual in nature. My favorite part was when she said she wanted to, "Taste the Ronbow."
I was a second year teacher at the time and I really didn't want to make a big deal out of it. So, I got a red pen and corrected all of the grammar and spelling mistakes. The next day before her class strolled in, I placed it on the seat of her desk. She immediately knew I was the one who graded it. We never discussed it but I had very few problems with her talking the rest of the year.
4/24 Not intercepted but I found it after lab where two guys would always sit. Pretty sure they both wrote it because it was on the back of one of their lab sheets that they left behind.
Person 1: "boobs"
Person 2: "yeah i know"
Such a simple exchange, almost poetic really.
5/24 Toward the end of eighth grade, my band class wanted to do something nice for our teacher. We were passing a note about it around during class and the teacher caught on and demanded to see it. Of course, no one wanted the teacher to see this note, so someone told the kid who was holding it to eat it. Everyone joined in and the entire class chanted "Eat it! So he shoved the paper into his mouth while looking the teacher right in the eyes. The teacher was so shocked he let it go and the surprise went off without any other problems.
6/24 My friends and I were clandestinely doing a mad lib in AP English and our teacher confiscated it. She read the first sentence and couldn't help but chortle. It was something like "Dear Mom, Terri Schiavo won't stop waxing my butthole."
7/24 Fifteen years ago when I was a new teacher, I confiscated a note that was a caricature of me with one hand down my pants and the other pushing a finger up my nose.
I still have it - it was really funny.
I wish I also had a picture of the absolute look of terror on the sixth grader's face when I confiscated it. I gave him a dry eyebrow-raised look and we never spoke of it again. He was in my corner after that.
8/24 I had this elderly, mean, nosey teacher in middle school. She was the kind of woman who strode into the Nurse's office, sneered at the kids and prodded the the Nurse to talk about them, especially a little girl with a weight problem. She taught health and some sort of reading class (we got lots of kids who point blank couldn't read).
She was infamous for reading the notes she intercepted aloud to the class, so one day, after she intercepted a note of mine asking something trivial and belittled me, I wrote a note and very obviously passed it to the kid at the next table over, urging him to pass it along. It went to three kids before she caught it, snatching in out of a girl's hands, striding back to her desk, and reading loudly in her typical condescending tone-
"I'm Sofa King, stupid."
9/24 My freshmen year in math the girl behind was passing notes to the girl in front. She would just have me hand them to her. Eventually after getting tired of passing it for her I decided to just read it. The note basically said something like, "Something bad is about to happen, I can see my birthmark and it only shows up when something bad is about to happen!". I showed it to the kid next to me and we started laughing our [butts] off. She started crying and left class.
10/24 Had a science teacher who confiscated a note that this messed up boy had written to this girl who had just broken up with him. She read it aloud to the whole class. It was full of personal information and was very emotional, everyone laughed at him and the boy was humiliated. That night he slit his wrists and died. The teacher was fired.
11/24 My chorus teacher sings the notes she catches, she usually just skims through it, but this time she just put the paper on the piano and started singing. It ends up being an entire story about a girl who ended up dating her cousin. Very uncomfortable for the entire room.
12/24 When my mother was a teacher in an inner city middle school, she found a note left behind in a classroom that said something along the lines of "I really hope I can get pregnant by the age of 16 cuz I don't want my child to have an old mom"
I just remember asking myself what is wrong with the world.
13/24 My friend and I were passing a note about how hot we thought our German teacher was aaaaand he took it up, read it, looked at us (both of us were very red faced by that point) and just shook his head. The next day he assigned us to seats on opposite sides of the classroom.
14/24 Back in high school, one of my friends (we'll call him Note Passer) was behind on the cell phone curve. He had one, but it didn't have texting and was only supposed to be for "emergencies only". Anyways, this led to him passing notes around class to communicate with friends that weren't sitting directly near him.
He had started talking to this one girl he liked forever (they had been assigned a class project together in another class) who he had no chance with. She wasn't stuck-up or anything, she was just unbelievably beautiful so most guys knew they had no chance with her and my friend, as well as much of our group, was more on the "average" level. This girl was one of those girls that actually make you stop and do a double take. Simply unbelievable.
Anyways, my friend and I were sitting behind this girl in a class, when I receive a note passed from Note Passer from across the classroom. I opened it, thinking it was to me, only to read that it was for the girl in front of me (the unbelievably gorgeous one). It was some [stupid] question about when would be good to get together to work on the project. My friend and I said this would not fly. So, as Note Passer sat there and looked on in horror from across the classroom, we crumpled up his note and started writing our own.
It was this sprawling love poem which started out as a joke, just a little way to [mess] with our friend, but it actually started getting good. Really good. We didn't really think anything more of it until, barely containing our laughter, we passed it forward to the girl in front of us. A poem not written by Note Passer, but with Note Passer's name on it. Note Passer's eyes declared death, while ours declared hilarity. After about five minutes of nothing, we figured the girl had just written it off as the joke it was or had declared Note Passer a creep. Either way, we were going to explain that it was a joke to her after class. We were shocked when she reached backed and planted a note on my desk.
With shaking hands, I opened it. It said:
"That is the single sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me."
That's it. Just one simple sentence, and words could not explain the gold mine we had just struck for our friend who was ready to murder us the second the bell rang. Quietly, and slowly (we wanted to make it seem like the note had been passed all the way there, then a new one written and passed all the way back), my friend and I hatched the beginnings of a relationship through pen and paper for Note Passer.
We kept up the poetic tone for a few notes, then asked if she would like to go to the Homecoming game/dance (all of this still under Note Passer's name, of course). She said yes, and explained that no one had ever asked her to a dance before (later, we would learn she was rarely asked anywhere, simply because 99% of guys thought they had no chance with her). With class time running low, we sent a brief message to Note Passer outlining what had just happened, to at least trust us until after we could explain more, and that if she comes up to him before we could talk to him to keep his stupid mouth as closed as possible, to not show her any of his handwriting, and to not try to refer to what was written in the notes as he had no clue what the hell they said.
He gave us this stunned look when the bell rang, and remained planted in his seat when he saw that gorgeous girl was coming over to him. She said she forgot to give him her phone number in her last note, and that he should have it so they can coordinate times and [whatntot] before the game and dance (this was like two days before). Everything went well, they're still dating and in a long-term and committed relationship, and she has no clue that those original notes were from us. I guess she just never compared the handwriting, even though Note Passer and I do have pretty similar handwriting.
15/24 I teach at a high school in Tokyo. I walked past a boy student passing a piece of paper to a girl student. I grabbed it. On that paper was an amazingly detailed drawing of some kind of sun monster with numerous sun-tentacles perturbing out. At the end of each sun-tentacle were penis-heads and mushrooms. The boy looked up at me with a grin and asked if I could tell which were penises and which were mushrooms. I laughed, handed it to the girl it was being passed to, and told her to enjoy.
16/24 Not really an intercepted note, but in my freshman English class I dropped a few papers out of my notebook and the teacher caught me picking them up. Then she had me read my "note" aloud, saying something like "We don't pass notes in my class, if you can't say something out loud then it don't belong here...."
So I read my "passed note": "English quiz 1, #1, When Romeo... etc, etc, etc..." She stopped me before I could do the answer. I was like "Are you sure you don't want me to read the answer? I got the full 10 points for it."
17/24 When I was a freshman in high school I would make graphic comics about the adventures of [penis] boy and vagina girl. One day Jon dropped the note and the hottest girl in my grade picked it up. She laughed her [butt] off.
18/24 I intercepted a note from an 11 year old boy. He was passing the note to a girl he was asking out. The kid was furious with me and the next day I received a picture he drew of me in a cauldron because I blew his only chance with the girl.
19/24 When I was 14, I was pretty horny. I guess like everyone else. I was messaging this girl online and I was supposed to go over her house that week (obviously sex was being talked about). Well I was passing a note to one of my friends about being scared of the condom breaking, etc. I figured that was the last of that note, until I got back from spring break. I was called to the guidance counsellor. She said an anonymous teacher gave her the note. Turns out, the note fell out of the kid's backpack and was picked up by another student. That kid gave it to the teacher, and she gave it to the counsellor. Needless to say, there was an awkward sex talk with my sexy, fresh out of college, guidance counsellor.
20/24 In 6th grade, I had learned about sex from my parents. I thought that a vagina was just a perfect circle. So, I drew a a picture for my crush in 6th grade of a stereotypical "8=>" going inside of a circle, with a caption saying "I want to pee inside of you" (my parents didn't get too specific during "the talk")
Like many other discovered notes, mine fell out of my backpack somehow and the teacher picked it up, laughed and threw it out. I didn't know what she was chuckling about until I noticed that there was no note in my backpack.
In the long run, I'm so thankful that it was thrown out.
21/24 I taught 8th grade English in a rural county in the bible belt. I taught Midsummer Night's Dream after TCAP (standardized end of year tests - the last two months of school was babysitting).
I found a note passed between two boys. It was about one of the main characters in the play and it was written in Elizabethan English. It was written poorly, but they had really put some effort into the trash talk.
I found out later who had written it and gave them extra credit for paying attention to such a degree as to replicate Shakespearean style language. It was one of the top ten that made me excited to be teaching.
22/24 Had some criminals in class and nowadays majority of them are in prison.
Anyway, one day one of them passed note saying "meet me with stuff at 8" or something along these lines to another one and teacher intercepted it. Not being the smartest girl (plus being new on school) she read it in front of the class and laughed at these guys.
Same teacher was jumped by some "strangers" later that day and got her nose broken.
23/24 My 7th grade science teacher would always confiscate papers that people were writing during class and toss them in the trashcan when he felt that we should be listening to his lecture. I noticed the trend so one day, I started writing and when he glanced at me, I turned the paper over, pretending that I was trying to cover it up. He came over and took the paper. I had written on it "Dear teacher, please throw this away" over and over. He crumpled up the paper, pinched my nose to make me open my mouth, and pretended to shove the paper in my mouth.
24/24 When I was in 5th grade, my best friend (at the time) and I decided that we wanted to make a collectible card game. Since the work wasn't difficult at all, we would work on the cards in class. I would write the effect / description of the card, and my friend would illustrate it, then hold on to them for later. So naturally, these half completed cards got passed from me to him (never the opposite) quite often. After a few days, the not too observant teacher noticed me passing a small scrap of paper to my friend. Teacher grabbed it, and without looking announced that she was going to read it to the class. So, with her expression becoming increasingly more puzzled, she recited-
"Crystalline Cannon. Eight one one four. Special- shatter, explosion one."
Not knowing what a CCG was, and unwilling to listen to our explanation, the teacher took this as a kind of bomb threat (this was a year after Sept. 11), and we found ourselves in front of the principal. The principal, who apparently had a child who played Yu-Gi-Oh at the time, told us to not do it again and the teacher to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh.
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