Why did we have to raise our hands before throwing the trash out at lunch? What was with the weird, single file line and "line leaders?" Was it really a cardinal sin to wear spaghetti strap tops? Why was it a punishment to turn off the lights in school and put our heads down when it was actually pretty cozy to do that in the middle of the afternoon? School sometimes felt a lot like a weird series of stressful events (curse you, multiplication tests) broken up by a period where you're forced to climb a cargo net or roll around in a parchute. Why did we have to get scored on how fast we could run a mile and do three chin-ups? And what was with all the detentions for not silencing your phone?
Our handbook stated that you could only address teachers as, “Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss, Dr., or Coach”. The 60 year old woman (who was in no way involved with athletics) that taught biology tried to write a referral to one of my friends who insisted on calling her Coach for insubordination. Admin couldn’t do anything about it, so they removed Coach from the list of acceptable names and re-issued the handbook. - GobbleGobbleDotCom