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– Another late strip. The current Portland heatwave is disrupting my schedule way more than I expected. It’s Thursday morning now, but according to y internal clock it’s still Tuesday night! Ugh. Friday strip should be on time though. I hope.
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Neither do any of the readers, so 😀
I do like her. 🙂 Maybe for loving small joys of life, like tasty (and crazy) sandwich. Not one dimensional character.
But now i am very curious how many readers will try to make mentioned sandwich!
I was admittedly being much too harsh in the above comment. She’s got a certain charm, I just can’t really agree with most of her actions so far. =o
I won’t be among the readers! Sounds interesting, but I don’t really like bacon all that much. Can’t see how it would work with peanut butter and banana…but who knows, I could easily be missing out. ^_^;
I’ve always been a fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches (and they’re extra nice grilled. The peanut butter gets all warm and gooey). I’ve never added bacon but I’ve heard of that.
I’ve heard that fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches were one of Elvis Presley’s favorite foods. I imagine he would only enjoy it more with the addition of bacon.
She seems genuinely shocked to hear that.
I love it
teachers are always shocked that no one likes them – especially the unfair a#holes. their view of the world and themselves must be beyond screwed.
In my experience, most teachers react with shock from hearing “I don’t like you” (or equivalent) from a student.
It kinda baffles me, to be honest. Do they expect thanks for the social smackdown?
Maybe teachers expect students to be a little bit more objective and realize that the criticism they are receiving is of their work and/or behavior rather than their value as a person. The teacher has been hard on Medusa, but let’s remember that she doesn’t know much about Medusa’s background and she can’t very well treat Medusa much differently than the other students. Medusa is actually doing exactly the right thing right now–if a bit rudely–because teachers can’t change if you don’t give them any sort of feedback before the end of the semester. (And sometimes they can’t change at all because: rules, but that’s a different matter.)
As far as I can tell, the bit with stealing food is her attempt at a joke that she doesn’t realize Medusa is playing along with
from my personal experiences, if you givea teacher feedback beyond (phony) praise, let alone a honest one, you end up on their sh#list. granted there are some exceptions, teachers who really get down to their students level, talk eye to eye and remember that kids are people too, but they´re rare.
Makes me wonder how the teaching assistant at my daughter’s preschool reacted when the head of the school told her this after we complained (she was screaming at the kids during circle time and letting them wander by the road). Of course, it came out more like, “You’re fired,” but I think it could have been interpreted as “the children and their parents don’t like you.”
At least Modest is being honest. She gets points for that, right?
Send some of that heat this way.
There! It’s out there!
Well she’s obnoxious, coercive, and steals your food. Of course you wouldn’t like her.
Modest use stone bite!
That would be murder.
Well, the teacher has qualities to be a good teacher, but I don’t think she’s being very open minded, accepting, nor is she helping Modest or transition into Kindergarten.
I mean, she IS putting Modest into detention so she can get a peanut-butter-banana-bacon sandwich out of the poor kid that she won’t let out to go and play, for petty disturbances that could be tamed with a few kind words rather than that harsh punishment.
She seems to toy with Modest like a cat does with a mouse.
I agree. She’s giving Modest detention just to steal a child’s food. Despicable.
I’m a very small minority but I like the teacher. Overreacting by giving her a detention for asking a question in the last strip but still.
Seriously, did she make a deal with Jake that he has to make sandwiches for her?
I still think she hasn’t quite grasped that she needs to separate how she acts to Jake from how she acts to “his kid”. It can be hard sometimes…
I think she hasn’t quite grasped how to behave around children. Period. What a nincompoop!
You know, I was thinking about it, and I re-read some of the earlier strips. The only way this makes any sense is that she and Jake made some kind of deal. He wants her to treat Modest this way, in order to teach her some kind of lesson. And the payment is in sandwiches.
Because the alternative is that she’s a bad teacher who needs to be fired.
At this point I’m starting to wonder if Jake is, in fact, making the sandwiches for the teacher (it would explain why he made her favorite and why she is comfortable taking it from Modest). I suspect that the two are in cahoots to make Modest miserable!
Peanut butter, banana, bacon… The Elvis special or is my memory fuzzy from the last time I watched Lilo and Stitch?
yeah can’t say I blame her, this teacher is awful.
also just want to point out she expected modest to bring her food, like it is this little girls job to feed her.
Yeah it’s pretty dang hot here in Seattle too. So glad I have an air conditioner unlike most.
Does the air conditioner…
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Run on cold fusion 😉
Modest saying what all the readers think.
I honestly feel bad for author Jake, as it is clear he has plans for the teacher but I don’t think he expected the readers to utterly HATE the teacher to the point that they wish she would be consumed by Modest’s hair. And really… I don’t think there is a way to redeem her. Everything she does comes off as meanspirited, cruel, and most importantly of all a bad teacher. At this point it might be wise to shift Modest to a new classroom and introduce a new teacher because the audience is never going to accept this one as anything other than a villain.
In defense of the teacher, Modest can be a bit unruly. That’s not really Modest’s fault though, as she really hasn’t had the chance to learn a lot of the social norms expected yet.
(Also not liking all this Portland heatwave either. )
Yeah, it’s so hot I shaved my head o_O
And this is where it’s revealed, that the teacher isn’t the real teacher, but the secretary playing a joke on the class (the real teacher is tied up in a closet somewhere)—because she has no tiny clue how to act around kids.
well if my sandwich got stolen 2 days in a row i would hate her too
I don’t think she stole it this time. Looks like this one was done specially for her.
Judging by her face, she actually didn’t expect that and didn’t even realise how far was she pushing it.
Apropos of nothing in this strip, I was driving up to Tacoma for the 4th. Passed the signs announcing the exit for Yelm and had a Yeld moment!!
That’s how you get there.
I’ve been reading up on the comments. Been away dealing with mental health issues. Apparently noone likes this teacher? I like her she’s kind of like Rosalyn from Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin treated her like a nazi. [literally] but Calvin was a brat. Eventually they came together when she learned about Calvinball. https://letusnerd.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/rosalyn.gif and was able to master Calvin on his own terms. Any good teacher recognizes the unique student like Modest and will find out what her “triggers” are so she an work with her to get around them. Soon Modest will be able to recognize when Jake is trying to mess with her.