SCHOOL DAYS AND FUNNY NICKNAMES OF TEACHERS
Good afternoon friends,
Hope you had a fantastic weekend🍕🏠🎉. Today I am going to share a chapter of my golden days, childhood and school days. According to a latest joke, SCHOOL stands for Seven Crappy Hours OF One’s life. 😂😂😂😂. This might be true from the viewpoint of a disgruntled kid, fearing punishment for a homework that he forgot to do.
That said, school days are indeed memorable. I remember when children had coined spontaneous nicknames for their offending teachers.
I and my brother went to Saraswati Vidyalaya in Nagpur. One of our Physical Education teachers, was called ‘ glass tumbler’. God knows why? My Maths teacher reminded me of Lord Voldemort while our social studies teacher was notoriously called as the ” Sleeping Pill”. All the students at middle school and primary school level, teased her a lot. This was something I didn’t like and felt bad for her. She also taught History to my younger brother. He told me about an interesting incident that took place while the class was going on:
Class: Goooood Morniiiiiiiing, Teacher. ( wished musically just to irritate her.)
The History teacher: Good morning. Please say it normally. I don’t want to listen to a movie song.
She started teaching about the early civilization. ” So, ” she droned, ” The middle class people were…… ” A student raised his hand and answered, ” Third class people.” The whole class giggled. The teacher screamed, ” That’s all. The whole class has gone mad.”
She controlled her temper and resumed teaching. She raised her voice dramatically while a boy pretended to control her volume by turning on and off, an imaginary knob on an imaginary radio. She was miffed as children continued to chatter and she threatened, ” Heyyy…… If you talk no……… that’s all.”
I remember joining a new school at Delhi, DTEA. Except for a selected few, teachers had nicknames here as well. Our History teacher was Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari, whom my classmates called ‘ Babbu’. Once it so happened that we gifted her a Teacher’s Day card but accidentally wrote, “Dear Ms. Babbu. You are one of the best teachers, we ever had.” She smiled and took it very sportingly.
Our political science teacher was called “Chimpabai” because she looked like a chimpanzee. I know it’s too cruel. But at least we listened to her lectures attentively, unlike, our History Teacher in Nagpur.
While the incidents may seem to be funny but it speaks volumes of the students bullying their teachers, which I completely despised. Teachers are like our secondary parents. They should be treated with respect and not tortured. I request all the parents having school going kids to advise them on refraining from badmouthing their teachers.
It’s not easy to handle a class of 40, with most of the parents complaining about the lack of individual attention to their wards. These people should understand that they can hardly manage their own children at home while the teachers have to take care of 40-45 students.
While I might have laughed at the unusual nicknames of the teachers , I wish to apologize to all of them on behalf of the entire class and thank them sincerely for kindling the light of knowledge on the darkness of ignorance in our souls.
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