Thursday, February 09, 2006

Apathy Jack writes:

“Mister, did you ever have any teachers like you when you were at school?”
“What do you mean ‘like me’?”
“Did you have any teachers who ranted and raved and thought they were going to hell for the sins of their students?”
“No, I didn’t. Maybe that would have helped...”


span said...

I never had a teacher like you - no wait I did!! How could I forget Mr Ryan!!!

He used to swear in class (the whole fucking basket too, not just shit and hell) and was an ex-priest who had lost his faith. He made us watch a film with lots of sex and a backstreet abortion in it for Bursary English (Shadowlands) and read a book with sex in it too (I never did finish it though, it was so depressing - Waiting for the Barbarians by Coetzee).

I should point out that this wasn't at the Catholic school, it was at the Anglican one ;-)

span said...

also RSJS has done something hideously badly evil to your main url. just thought you should know.

Josh said...

Ah, the evils of not closing tags properly. Fixed, and I'll give Jellybean a wet willy for it next time I see him. Wait, that doesn't soudn right.

Eric Olthwaite said...

Mr Ryan at Kristin School? If so, you are 100% correct, he was the original Apathy Jack.