This is a story about a primary school teacher in London. It starts fun, but then gets kind of melodramatic. No matter what, it's entirely worth it for the name of the teacher: Miss Butt. An elementary school teacher named Miss Butt. What could go wrong?
Miss Butt (haha) teaches five-year-olds, and some of them, like the daughter of one woman named Annalise Terumalai, are human—and so they find her name hilarious.
At one parent-teacher meeting, Ms. Terumalai told the renowned Miss Butt that her daughter couldn't stop giggling at her hilarious name. According to Ms. Terumalai, Miss Butt took that news in stride, as one does. Her name's Miss Butt, after all—she's dealt with this before.
Here's where the tale goes from a fun storyline straight out of the early seasons of Boy Meets World to a dramatic storyline straight out of the later, terrible seasons of Boy Meets World.
While Ms. Butt seemed totally cool about her conversation with Ms. Terumalai, she apparently complained to her superiors about about it later. That led to school administrators requesting a meeting to let the mom know she was out of line.
The East London and West Essex Guardian quotes Ms. Terumalai, who defended herself: "I wasn't making fun of her name at all [and] I wasn't happy about being reported."
After the school's meeting with the mom, she said she "felt intimidated" and that "they made me feel like I was in the wrong."
In the wrong? Maybe. Who can say? The only certain thing here is that the name "Miss Butt" is legendary.
Sometimes the world's so bleak, you can't even enjoy the name "Miss Butt" without it turning into a whole thing. Now, Ms. Terumalai is considering whether to transfer her daughter to a new school, thanks to the "disruption to her learning" caused by this whole parent-teacher drama.
But don't let it get you down. Just remember that out there in the world there is a Miss Butt, or a Ms. Butt, and probably a Mrs. Butt, and probably also a Mr. Butt.
And one day, it's entirely possible that someone will stand on a podium—holding an Emmy award in one hand and pumping a fist with the other— grin big and proclaim with tears in their eyes, "This is for my teacher, who always believed in me. This is for Ms. Butt."