Originally Posted by Gunge
I'm only happy when I'm miserable. True that - having nothing to moan about is dreadful. Y'know what they say about nature and vacuums.
The word "vacuum" triggered these memories of a Primary School teacher it was my misfortune to meet:
1. "I would say that you
have nothing between your
ears; but even you
will have heard of vacuums!"
2. "You are so low that you could crawl under a snake with a top hat on." This was a "miss" because for ages I kept wondering why a snake would be wearing a top hat!
3. Playing in goal I put a foot out of the penalty area whilst still holding the ball and this pillock awarded a penalty to the opposite side. My protest that it couldn't be a penalty earned the comment "You know nothing about the Rules of Football." and when I pointed out that the offence was committed outside the penalty area I was silenced with a clip round the ear and a muttered "Barrack-room lawyer!"
Weird the things you remember ...
... and the grudges you hold close to your heart!