Wednesday, August 24, 2011


A good education story

A former Sergeant, having served his time with the Marine Corps, took a new job as a school teacher, but just before the school year started he injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn't noticeable.

On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. The smart aleck punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former Marine, were leery of him and decided to see how tough he really was, before trying any pranks.

Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he picked up a stapler and promptly stapled the tie to his chest.

......Dead silence... He had no trouble with discipline that year.

Kitten here: I think I had him in 5th grade. My 5th grade teacher, Felix McCool, was former Marine and had no trouble controlling the class. But, then again, it was a different time. That was a long time ago and I still remember him. I'm sure he's gone on to his reward now, but he is one of the few former teachers that I remember.

Semper Fi, Mr. McCool!

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