Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 21 - Random High School Moment

Let me start off by saying that aside from most of Senior year, I hated high school. HATED IT!

But I'll venture into the recesses of my memory to bring you a random High School story. Why not?!?!

I remember my Geometry teacher, because I strongly disliked her. Math is not my strong suit, it never has been. Well, Algebra always came easily for me, but that's about it.

Geometry was brain is not wired to comprehend Geometry. It didn't help that my Geometry teacher seemed much more interested in knowing all about the social lives of the most popular kids in school, than she was in teaching us. And if you weren't popular, and you dared raise your hand to ask a question when a football player did, well you were out of luck. She would help the football player, then talk about an upcoming game and then talk about which cheerleader he was now dating. By the time they were done, there simply wasn't time for any other questions.

I had a D in that class, which was a big deal!  I was an A student, who sometimes received one or two B's, but to have a D was HUGE...especially to my dad! I tried to work on it. I would even go to her classroom after school for help. Unfortunately I would sit there ignored, while she chatted up football players and cheerleaders. It was very frustrating.

Oh and when the big school dances came up, she would cover the walls in her room with paper and list the names of all of the Juniors and Seniors in the school. It was then your job to find your name and next to it write the name of your date. She claimed it was her way of helping others to know who didn't have dates...but really it was just torment for those of us who were dateless...and would remain dateless.

It was like announcing to the school, yes, I am a dork...yes, nobody wants to take me to a dance. Yes, you can laugh at me. I can guarantee you that having my name dateless on the wall, didn't bring me any suitors. So, her plan failed!

I think I ended up with a C in that class, and to this day I still don't understand Geometry and I blame her. :D


Debby said...

Oh man, my Geometry teacher was the worst also. If I asked for help he would say I did not try hard enough and go back and try again. He never helped me individually. Also when he was talking to a student he never looked at who he was talking to, he would stare at someone else. It was very unnerving and creepy. Ugh even now it makes my skin crawl. I squeaked by with a C and that was only because me dad helped me with it.

Anonymous said...

Geometry SUCKS. Luckily, I had a good teacher, and with some practice, I pulled through with a B.

I hope that woman isn't still teaching. She should work for TMZ.


Sara @ Life With the Two said...

I failed first semester Geometry, and I fully blame the teacher. And I know it was his fault, because second semester, I got a B, and it was because I had a different teacher. (I then retook the first semester the next year with the same teacher and got another B. I can totally live with that!)

People like your teacher were CLEARLY not the popular kid in high school, so they try to make up for it by being the "cook teacher". Idiots.

Loralee said...

What I remember about high school geometry was that most of the class actually tormented the teacher. I think he was a decent man, and I think he tried to teach us, but we didn't want to be taught, we wanted to goof around. He quit the next year and became a real estate agent...I guess geometry wasn't good for him either.