For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 4 years ago

    I went to my old town with Dad a fews weeks ago to pressure wash the house for the renters. While on break, we stopped by the high school where he was principal and from where my brother and I graduated. Long story short on this comment, I addressed some of the teachers I knew and had by their first name.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Most of the teachers I had, I would still address as Ms. or Mr. Teacherlastname. I suspect all of them would say, you can use my first name, since it’s been over 25 years since I finished High School… assuming they are still alive, let alone teaching!

    The others I would address as,

    You had no business teaching"!

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    Teachers who have been there before the education degree was mostly abandoned, I would call Ms. or Mr.
    Those that graduated since 1995 or so with the party degree plus one year of teaching training, I suppose I would, too, not knowing what else to call them. But the respect would not be there.

  4. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 4 years ago

    Did Sheila hand out her dossier to all her students? Sheesh! Those are your students, not your job interview!

  5. Bartholomew Orso

    Bartholomew Orso said, about 4 years ago

    I haven’t seen any of my high school or college teachers in many years but if I met them I’d still addresst hem as I did back in the day…“Mr.,”, “Ms.”, and so forth.

  6. trekman58

    trekman58 said, about 4 years ago

    Wow. However Michael got his info he’s certainly showing us a glimpse into his future journalistic career!

  7. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 4 years ago

    Mine either. I still call my kids’ teachers by Mr./Mrs. Lastname, even if they say I can call them by their first. Just seems disrespectful to me, especially after all they do and how little they get paid.

  8. Bethy85

    Bethy85 said, about 4 years ago

    What in the world is that in the 2nd panel? John’s gut?

  9. athomas917

    athomas917 said, about 4 years ago


    looks like it might be his forearm, but I was like WTH??

  10. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, about 4 years ago


    that’s a pretty broad brush you’re painting with

  11. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 4 years ago


    The colorist was told to give him black pants, but forgot. WTH

  12. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I have a personal philosophy at my college:
    If the person at the front of the class has a Master’s or Doctorate, they are a “Professor”. If they have a “Teachers Degree” from another college/university, they are “Mr.” or “Ms” or their first name.

  13. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, about 4 years ago

    What’s a yellow budgie?

    My grandmother was an elementary school teacher, but her last name was so polysyllabic that the kids just called her Ms. Eunice. I think I would have gone for Mrs. Mc myself.

  14. BlackHawkDon

    BlackHawkDon said, about 4 years ago

    Teacher pay is not so bad in some school districts and not so good in others. Not fair to generalize. I would still call my teachers by their last name if any of them were still alive. I also still say Ma’am and Sir regardless of age. Guess I am a leftover antique.

  15. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 4 years ago


    I’d say you’re setting a good example for the younger ones.

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