Few words in the English language are as harrowing and alarming as, "Would you like to share that with the class?"
No matter how sly students think they're being, a teacher standing at the front of the class can easily spot when a note is being past around the room. A Reddit thread asked the internet for their best "read the note to the class" stories, and the public humiliation is a very effective way for teachers to teach their students a lesson.
The lesson? Don't pass notes.
In maybe the 4th or 5th grade a kid is trying to pass me a note and is caught by the teacher. I wasn't paying attention to where it came from, I only noticed when it was about to be handed to me. She makes him read the note in front of the class. He reads the note and it says "You wanna be my boyfriend? I like the way your booty moves when you walk." I overreact and say "I'm not gay!!!!!" And the boy says "I didn't write that it came from Tasha."
Everyone laughs and she and I are both extremely embarrassed. After class I go to talk to her at the locker and she says "yeah I wrote it but I don't like you like that anymore."
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