Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    I had a teacher or two that went in for that nonsense. Discipline is one thing; being a jerk is quite something else.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 4 years ago

    Nabu, yup. And believe me, she’ll be waiting a long time on top of it. Kids fidget……

  3. ZedBA

    ZedBA said, over 4 years ago

    Had a teacher try that in my last class on the last day…I just got up a left.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 4 years ago


    That teacher should have had more sense. That’s a battle s/he wasn’t going to win.

  5. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 4 years ago

    Let’s see. . .
    Last school bell has rung. . . yes
    It is time to leave. . . .yes
    Teacher being an stupid. . . .yes
    I would get up and walk out and ignore her, there is nothing she can do.

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    yeh, an adult will think that way, but most kids are intimidated by authority, especially a physically large authority figure that has had complete charge of them since the previous September.
    there was a nun in my grade school who struck terror into the hearts of all us little kids (10-12 year olds). She was a genuine abuser who delighted in physical punishments, such as a slap to the face for transgressions as mundane as dropping a pencil in class.
    to a little kid, the sight of a huge, enraged nun flying down the aisle, fierce eyes fixed on HIM , with her regalia of monstrous black robes and crucifix streaming behind her in her wake and armed with a heavy oak pointer that already had the notches of impact with plenty of kids before………well, I can tell you that the monster movies of the day paled in comparison to that terrifying sight

  7. kingstonave

    kingstonave said, over 4 years ago

    I had the same teacher. Sister Mary Roland. Loved to grab kids by the hair! She’s gone on to her eternal reward. I hope it’s appropriate.

  8. Kyle Chiasson

    Kyle Chiasson said, over 4 years ago

    I hated false starts in swimming bend down back up bend down someone else messes up

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 4 years ago


    Some of these Catholic schools sound pretty terrible. I can’t figure out why people put up with it. This kind of behavior couldn’t have helped anyone.

  10. hamcg

    hamcg said, over 4 years ago

    @comicsssfan & @nighthawks: There are bad apples in any group, and that includes schools and teachers. Just as many bad ones in the lay teacher population as there were in the parochial school teacher population. I was in a catholic school for grades 1-7, and did not have a bad teacher any year. Did learn some discipline (I think) and did get a good education. When I went to public school starting in grade 8, was ahead of the curve in most subjects and absolutely hated public school. Grades went from As & Bs to Cs.

  11. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 4 years ago

    I never went to private school, but I did move a lot and swich schools a good deal. My best teacher was one who was very strict, but she used her brain to actully evaluate the situation before handing out punishments. Novel concept that. But it was also a realativly small class (about a dozen kids), I’m sure that helpped.

  12. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, over 4 years ago

    Same experience. In public school I had a very mean teacher who had no qualms with abusiveness (mentally and somewhat physically as well…eventually lost her job when she got caught literally hitting a kindergartner). In a private Christian school, the Principal was nuts but I could not have had a better group of teachers (for the most part) that I think fondly of to this day. As you say there are always going to have good and bad in all aspects of anything, it is just sad that some go into teaching that have no business doing it. Same with working in the medical field. There are doctors and staff that I think are just awesome and some that I firmly believe need to step away from patient care and go work in research somewhere.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 4 years ago

    Very interesting! I always wondered about that. I wish I went to a private school. There was little teaching in my public school. The teachers would always say, “not everybody is college material.” or, “you have to be sharp! You have to catch on quick or don’t think of college,” or, “college is not for everyone.” The teachers said this all the time. They never said that about sports, no matter what a disaster you were. Severely nearsighted with Coke bottle bottom glasses? No problem! There is just a lot of yelling about you not seeing the action though. Completely uncoordinated was no problem either. Not a hint that sports are not for you.


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  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Mean teacher, prolong the wait. I had one of those!

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