Bitch on the Blog

January 28, 2014


Filed under: Happiness — bitchontheblog @ 23:20

At beginning of class our teachers would not only tick boxes but expand – in writing, on the margin – who had remained silent when their name was called.

One of my favourites: “Ursula shines. Despite her absence.”




  1. Sounds like an inverted comment my gran used to say
    ” your hair looks nice from the back”

    Comment by John — January 29, 2014 @ 00:02 | Reply

    • Another inverted comment is “I like the way you USE to wear your hair.”

      Comment by bikehikebabe66 — January 29, 2014 @ 18:02 | Reply

    • You mean a ‘backhanded compliment’, John? Not at all. I (and everyone else) thought it one of the nicest possible sarky comments a teacher could make about his absent and much missed pet without being accused of favouritism.


      Comment by Ursula — January 29, 2014 @ 18:28 | Reply

  2. Mine would have read “Thanks to his absence.”

    Comment by rummuser — January 29, 2014 @ 01:04 | Reply

    • I don’t believe a word of it, Ramana. Though reminds me of poor Joachim, great friend of mine, who taught me a lot, not least chess and how to drive. Our French teacher had it in for him. Big time. She was quite small. And spoke French. He was lanky. And didn’t [speak French]. There was no contest. It was a lesson in how to humiliate someone who didn’t have any idea what you were talking about. After fifty minutes of torture he’d slink away. Not exactly like a dog. Shrugging his shoulders. Till next time.


      Comment by Ursula — January 29, 2014 @ 18:34 | Reply

  3. Ah! The “absent” pupils are so often a gift. They sit there daydreaming and from time to time make wonderful contributions to the class.

    That is a very nice compliment offered by your teacher……

    Comment by magpie11 — February 2, 2014 @ 11:55 | Reply

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