Picture a high school lunch room. I’m sitting there with a group of my friends, and for whatever reason I’m waving around a $1 bill. A teacher walked up behind me and grabbed the bill from my hands. I whipped around to see that it was one of my least favorite teachers. I had never taken a class from her, but she always seemed to have, in my opinion at the time, a serious attitude problem as she walked around the school. (Note that a highschooler was judging an adult on her attitude. Heh.)
“Hey, give that back,” I said.
“What are you going to do for me to earn it?” she asked.
My perverted teenage brain took over. "You’ve got to give some to get some, lady."
A look of shock filled her face and the faces of the other kids at the table. She was speechless. Hell, I was speechless. I couldn’t believe I had just said that to a teacher. She sputtered, turned, and stormed away from the table. My friends were in awe, although they figured I was in some serious trouble.
The next day I was walking with a couple friends down a nearly-empty hallway after school. The same teacher was ahead of us a ways. As we approached her I said, “Hey, you never gave me back my dollar.”
Her face turned red as she realized who was speaking to her, and that this insolent teenage bastard had the nerve to ask for her money back. “I think you owe me one HELL of an apology before I’ll even consider giving it back,” she fumed.
I paused, looked at her, shrugged my shoulders and said “Eh, it isn’t worth it.” With that I continued down the hallway and we never spoke to each other again.
The whole event was so unlike me. I mean, I was an introvert around authority figures. I was a friggin’ brown-nosing teacher’s pet for Pete’s sake! And here I made a rather crass sexual reference to a teacher – a semi-attractive one, I should note. I’m not especially proud of it, but my friends still love to bring it up.