After a sergeant in the Marine Corps reached mandatory age and got mustered out, he entered civilian life and became a high school teacher. Just before the school year started, the former enlisted Marine injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn’t noticeable.
On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. The smart-aleck punks, having already heard the new teacher was a Marine, were leery of him and he knew they would be testing his discipline in the classroom.
Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.
The rest of the year went very smoothly.
…and that’s the way it should be.
15 thoughts on “The Way It Should Be”
You know this was just a story?! It not only made me grin, I thought it was very fitting to today…
WHAT??? I prefer to believe it is true! 😉
Indeed! Old stories like this should always be remembered in this unacceptable “PC” driven society… It is crumbling.
Ouch, but clever man!
I was like that….not. 🙂
That would have been spectacular to see, all the punks wide-eyed and shaking in their seats. Hysterical.
I had three “formerly enlisted Marines” as instructors in high school. You can BET everyone stayed in line. Too bad teachers like that are sent to prison now as they are seen as “threatening”… Crap to that, I say.
Only with a Marine!! love it.
Well…… I’m sure there’s a soldier story here and there, Patty! 🙂
Musta missed this one, Koji. (See date I read it.)
Musta missed this one, Koji (see date I read it.)
My dear Gunny… I think there’s a lotta things you missed. That’s kinda why you like Claymores so much… LOL
Magnificent kind sir, I love it !