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Seeing Your High School Teachers In Public…

Seeing Your High School Teachers In Public…

For Alumni Who Might Run Into Their Former Teachers 

By Sienna Day 


Science Teacher: “You remember when we dissected that feral porcupine, right? Wasn’t that so much fun?” 

You: “Fun is one word for it.” 

Science Teacher: “Are you telling me you didn’t enjoy it?” 

You: “I got porcupine quills stuck in my face, so no. No I did not.” 

That joy when you finish high school and realize you still have college. Photo by Vasily Koloda. 

Physical Education 

P.E. Teacher: “Hey, now that you’re back, do you wanna run up and down the campus mountain 20 times like the good old days?” *Said while doing push-ups.* 

You: *Remembers the “good old days” of sweaty P.E. clothes and failing at sports,* “You know, that sounds like fun, but I have this Netflix binging session that I have been putting off for weeks now and it just wouldn’t be fair for me to put it off again.” 


Bible Teacher: “So, have you found Jesus yet?” 

You: “…” 


Math Teacher: “Have you been keeping up on your math skills?” 

You: “Not exactly?” 

Math Teacher: “What do you mean by ‘not exactly?’” 

You: “Well, I’ve been counting down the days until summer vacation and calculating the money left in my bank account after getting fast food. Does that count?” 

What conversations with your former math teacher is like. Photo by Science in HD. 


Music Teacher: “It’s been so long since I have seen my star pupil! Do you remember that one class when we learned how to sing—” *Breaks into aggressive singing.* 

You: “And that’s my cue to leave.” 


History Teacher: “It feels like it’s been decades since I last saw you!” 

You: “But I was in your class just last year.” *Visible confusion.* 

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History Teacher: “When you get to be my age, years are more like centuries, so how do you expect me to remember as far back as last year?” 

Aren’t you so glad that all that pain from homework ended when you graduated high school? Oh wait… Photo by Andrea Piacquadio. 

Foreign Language 

Language Teacher: “¡Hola! ¿Como estas?” 

You: “Uh, sí?” 

English/Language Arts 

English Teacher: “Hey, have you been keeping up on your writing?” 

You: “Uhh…” 

English Teacher: “Because I always knew that you would be a famous author one day!” 

You: “Well, not exac—” 

English Teacher: “In fact, I’m a little surprised I haven’t seen you on the news for all your writing accomplishments. Though, you know what, I probably just have the wrong channels.” 

You: “Yup, that’s it…” 

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