Grade 8 Science:
Our science teacher has been away for the last couple of days. So far everything has been normal, all the substitutes have been fine. Most of them kept us from slacking off, which is a pretty good accomplishment for a substitute.
In walks todayâ€™s substitute. The guy looks rather grungy, unshaven and wearing a polyester shirt and brown pants. He wore a look of dazed amazement for everything. He was a real sight. He tells us to get to work, pointing at the assignment on the board.
I go up to him to ask him a question. I didn’t understand part of a question, and neither did most of the people around me. He looks up from his paper he was reading, apparently very annoyed that I had disturbed him.
“Excuse me sir, I didn’t quite catch your name, what was it?” I said. Well, nobody knew his name. Apparently he never told us.
He said, matter-of-factly.
I’m taken aback a little.
"All right, but what does…â€ asking whatever question I had.
He told me.
Dejected, I head back to my seat. Several people had left already, just because they thought they could, and indeed, the teacher didn’t really care about anything going on in the class except not being disturbed.
He pretty much stayed the same way until the class was done, just sitting and reading. By that time everyone was raising hell, yelling and screaming and throwing everything that wasn’t held down. Everybody who asked him for his name or help was rejected. He was even doing it to the TA.
Someone shot a spitball at him. It landed in his hair. He didn’t even look up from his paper, despite everybody, including the TA, laughing. It was there when we left, and it was still up there when I went in after school to get help!
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