• nobis (unregistered)

    whew, reading that took me out of breath! grammar people grammar!!

    I don't know, but for them I seems to have been reading way too many run on sentences. Or other things that might have maybe been shortened to the point, rather than go on and on about the same thing ending with a period.

  • Gieron (cs)

    Filed under robotic administrators. Together with Stupid Secretary WTF.

  • Bill (unregistered)

    The real WTF is?

    1). High school kids on jury duty. 2). A bald woman with curly hair. 3). Being white means you shouldn't be perceived as aggressive. 4). All of the above.

  • Merlin (unregistered)

    I don't like this kind of "combined WTF". Since the first part describes the brilliant IT-Security of the school, the second part is all about the Exemption lady, is it? I mean, both are worth mentioning, but this kind of double-feature doesn't read well.

  • Rift (unregistered)

    Obviously this kid used his pass to get out of his Storytelling final exam.

  • NiceWTF (unregistered)
    Of course, this fails to explain how it is even possible to give a final in, say, Vocal Music.

    Uhm, pray tell what exactly is so hard about giving a final exam in Vocal Music?

  • John Thomas (unregistered)

    makes sense to me they want to make sure the student has actually retained the information prior to being passed to the next grade. Perfectly logical.

    JT http://www.Ultimate-Anonymity.com

  • sugarfree (unregistered)

    "She was bald ... with curly graying hair"

    uh...what?

  • ScooterG (unregistered)

    Obviously the author was getting an exemption out of English Composition.

  • Masseyis (unregistered) in reply to nobis
    nobis:
    whew, reading that took me out of breath! grammar people grammar!!

    I don't know, but for them I seems to have been reading way too many run on sentences. Or other things that might have maybe been shortened to the point, rather than go on and on about the same thing ending with a period.

    I hope this comment is brilliantly ironic. Be usings gooder grammar at the futures.

  • Mange (unregistered)
    [image] Bald... with gray hair.
  • Spudnick (cs)

    The opening statements sound remarkably like Cobb County in Georgia. We had the same silly finals limitation, and our old grading system was remarkably similar, and was hacked in a remarkably similar way, back in 2001.

  • akatherder (cs) in reply to Spudnick
    Spudnick:
    The opening statements sound remarkably like Cobb County in Georgia. We had the same silly finals limitation, and our old grading system was remarkably similar, and was hacked in a remarkably similar way, back in 2001.

    Cobb County, GA? Home of the Big Boss Man!

    I wish I didn't remember that.

  • amischiefr (cs)

    You actually remember high school? I remember going to one, but I sure as hell didn't know anything about the schools computer security system, more or less the damn database they stored things in.

    What ever happened to getting laid in high school? Maybe smoking a little something something? Pizza toppings anyone?

    The real WTF is that this kid was more worried about the schools computers than the cheerleaders!!

  • Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You) (unregistered) in reply to Mange

    You said "Bald... with gray hair". You are wrong. The photo shows a man who is NOT bald, merely BALDING.

  • Sharper Observer (unregistered) in reply to Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You)

    You are both wrong. The correct spelling is GREY. GRAY is a common American misspelling, not English.

  • Spudnick (cs)

    "Grey" and "gray" are both legal. The prior is more common in England, while the latter is more common in the US.

  • AT (unregistered) in reply to nobis
    nobis:
    whew, reading that took me out of breath! grammar people grammar!!

    So your education included grammar but not silent reading?

  • jspenguin (cs)

    SAVE FERRIS!

  • Mange (unregistered) in reply to Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You)
    Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You):
    You said "Bald... with gray hair". You are wrong. The photo shows a man who is NOT bald, merely BALDING.

    Oh, okay. Then I have learned something new. I wish you could have left it at that...

    "Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You)"... Asshole! I'd like to see you talk in different languages often and never make any small mistakes here and there.

    And if someone can come up with the idea to read the original submission, you'll see that he meant "had a bald spot". Maybe you should be a jerk to him to, Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You).

  • Devil's Advocate (unregistered) in reply to Sharper Observer

    I'd bet that the poster is American and not English, making his spelling "gray" the proper one.

  • bobday (cs) in reply to Sharper Observer
  • Devil's Advocate (unregistered) in reply to bobday

    More people than you think. Some of us actually like to be perceived as educated.

  • Markp (cs) in reply to Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You)
    Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You):
    You said "Bald... with gray hair". You are wrong. The photo shows a man who is NOT bald, merely BALDING.

    Bald:

    Merriam-Webster: 1 a: lacking a natural or usual covering (as of hair, vegetation, or nap)

    Oxford: 1 having a scalp with very little or no hair.

    WordNet: lacking hair on all or most of the scalp

    Do your research before trying to get cute.

  • J (unregistered) in reply to Bill
    Bill:
    The real WTF is? 3). Being white means you shouldn't be perceived as aggressive.

    Forget the hair issue, let's hear the kid explain this one.

  • compaqdrew (unregistered) in reply to Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You)
  • Loren Pechtel (unregistered) in reply to Bill
    Bill:
    The real WTF is?

    1). High school kids on jury duty.

    It could happen. You can have 18 year olds still in high school.

  • Bart (unregistered)

    Possibly the longest and most boring story I've ever read here. Zzzzzz.

  • dzx (unregistered) in reply to compaqdrew

    TRWTF is that I hovered over this image to try and read the alt text :(

  • Bobble (unregistered)

    "She was bald and overweight, with curly graying hair"

    You all have missed the obvious. She wasn't wearing any pants.

  • mace (unregistered)
    One of the 'hacker' students must have noticed this on ettercap, or something

    Riiiight... Must have been one of them hacker students. I'm sure the OP wouldn't know anything about it.

  • Ren (unregistered)

    I saw the 'aggression' thing coming. A friend of mine was in the US a few years back and had (of course) rented a car to get around in. For some reason or another, they get pulled over, and my friend naturally starts stepping out of the car to talk with the officer.

    One officer proceeds to forcibly shut the door, while the other backs up a few steps and pulls out his gun, aiming carefully at my friend.

    But nice of them to keep the office open at 7 PM.

  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to nobis
    nobis:
    whew, reading that took me out of breath! grammar people grammar!!

    I don't know, but for them I seems to have been reading way too many run on sentences. Or other things that might have maybe been shortened to the point, rather than go on and on about the same thing ending with a period.

    Well put, there, nobis. Well put.

  • obediah (cs)

    One time in my high school, the people didn't understand computers, and an old stupid lady worked there. Where's my internet money?

  • SomeCoder (unregistered) in reply to Ren
    Ren:
    I saw the 'aggression' thing coming. A friend of mine was in the US a few years back and had (of course) rented a car to get around in. For some reason or another, they get pulled over, and my friend naturally starts stepping out of the car to talk with the officer.

    One officer proceeds to forcibly shut the door, while the other backs up a few steps and pulls out his gun, aiming carefully at my friend.

    But nice of them to keep the office open at 7 PM.

    Well, technically, you're not supposed to get out of the car like that if you are pulled over. Turn on the dome light, put both hands on the steering wheel in a visible position and don't get your license or anything out until they ask for it.

    Learned all that from a friend who just became a cop :)

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Ren

    That's not that uncommmon - in Australia at least it is customary to get out of the car to speak with the officer who pulls you over. Most people would do it without a second thought.

  • Pro-American (unregistered) in reply to Ren
    Ren:
    I saw the 'aggression' thing coming. A friend of mine was in the US a few years back and had (of course) rented a car to get around in. For some reason or another, they get pulled over, and my friend naturally starts stepping out of the car to talk with the officer.

    One officer proceeds to forcibly shut the door, while the other backs up a few steps and pulls out his gun, aiming carefully at my friend.

    Here in Canada, and most likely in the USA as well, when you get pulled over you're supposed to wait for instructions from the police officers. Generally, they will walk up to your window to talk to you there. Getting out without being instructed to means they have to stop what they're doing (likely looking up your license plate, etc.) and pay attention to what the fuck you think you're doing (which could be stepping out to shoot them, for all they know).

  • Grovesy (unregistered) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    That's not that uncommmon - in Australia at least it is customary to get out of the car to speak with the officer who pulls you over. Most people would do it without a second thought.

    Same here in the UK, though a friend found that in the US getting out of the car can aggravate the situation somewhat.

  • resa (unregistered) in reply to nobis
    nobis:
    I don't know, but for them I seems to have been reading way too many run on sentences.

    What?

    As per the original WTF...I hate stupid people.

  • teh_n1gz (unregistered) in reply to Bobble

    I think i just threw up a little in my mouth

  • NaN (unregistered) in reply to Pro-American
    Pro-American:
    Ren:
    I saw the 'aggression' thing coming. A friend of mine was in the US a few years back and had (of course) rented a car to get around in. For some reason or another, they get pulled over, and my friend naturally starts stepping out of the car to talk with the officer.

    One officer proceeds to forcibly shut the door, while the other backs up a few steps and pulls out his gun, aiming carefully at my friend.

    Here in Canada, and most likely in the USA as well, when you get pulled over you're supposed to wait for instructions from the police officers. Generally, they will walk up to your window to talk to you there. Getting out without being instructed to means they have to stop what they're doing (likely looking up your license plate, etc.) and pay attention to what the fuck you think you're doing (which could be stepping out to shoot them, for all they know).

    We have a thing called "being polite" here, coupled with the fact that our whole country has as many shootings in a year as New York does in a day, it is customary to get out of the car and talk to the law.

  • Pro-American (unregistered) in reply to NaN

    I'm Canadian, so your whole 'American gun stereotype' thing is m00t with me.

    As a programmer (assuming you are one), what do you think the logical thing to do would be if you were the police officer? Trust that the person you've just pulled over will be respectful of you and do what you tell them or assume that the person you've just pulled over is a free spirit that may have a broken conscience and a loaded gun and a strong dislike for jail?

    If I were a cop, I would pull my gun on EVERYBODY until I had them secured at the back of the car in handcuffs. Then I would discuss their broken taillight. You can't be too careful and police officers shouldn't be forced to risk their lives unnecessarily for your wrongdoings.

  • JohnFx (unregistered) in reply to sugarfree
    sugarfree:
    "She was bald ... with curly graying hair"

    uh...what?

    Perhaps the curly hair wasn't on her scalp. Maybe he DID get too aggressive.

  • snoofle (cs)

    Darwin was rigth - the weak and the stupid need to be culled from the herd!

    W.R.T. getting out to talk to cops: I've lived in NY/NJ most of my life; cops would prefer that you stay in the car with your hands visible so they know they're not about to be assaulted.

  • Shill (unregistered) in reply to NaN

    It has nothing to do with being polite and everything to do with behaving in a customary manner. Getting out of the car is unexpected in North America and will be dealt with cautiously by the police officers. I'm sure that staying in the car in a country where the custom is to get out of the car would earn suspicion as well. Neither is better nor worse just different.

    As to Ren, I am sorry that these cultural differences resulted in a bad experience for your friend. I trust that everything worked out well in the end.

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Markp
    Markp:
    Sharp Observer who understand English better than You (yes You):
    You said "Bald... with gray hair". You are wrong. The photo shows a man who is NOT bald, merely BALDING.

    Bald:

    Merriam-Webster: 1 a: lacking a natural or usual covering (as of hair, vegetation, or nap)

    Oxford: 1 having a scalp with very little or no hair.

    WordNet: lacking hair on all or most of the scalp

    Do your research before trying to get cute.

    Wrong research. This is the correct research.

    In unrelated news, "I waited in line for a few hours and finally got in to see The Exemption Lady. She was bald and overweight, with curly graying hair."

    Oh dear -- I appear to be The Exemption Lady.

    I'd always wanted to be The Church Lady, but apparently Jon Lovitz beat me to it.

  • TRWTFisBill (unregistered) in reply to Bill
    Bill:
    The real WTF is?

    1). High school kids on jury duty.

    I turned 18 my final year. I got called to jury duty that spring. I was actually absent for my Government final because I was still at the courthouse. No, I didn't actually serve (it was a DUI case, no chance they put an 18 year old on the jury) but I did get exempted from the final.

    I guess I don't see the WTF. Do you think that 18 year olds should only be considered adults when they are committing crimes?

  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    I'd always wanted to be The Church Lady, but apparently Jon Lovitz beat me to it.
    Could it be... SATAN?
  • Me (unregistered) in reply to TRWTFisBill
    TRWTFisBill:
    Bill:
    The real WTF is?

    1). High school kids on jury duty.

    I turned 18 my final year. I got called to jury duty that spring. I was actually absent for my Government final because I was still at the courthouse. No, I didn't actually serve (it was a DUI case, no chance they put an 18 year old on the jury) but I did get exempted from the final.

    I guess I don't see the WTF. Do you think that 18 year olds should only be considered adults when they are committing crimes?

    One less kid on my lawn?

    Sure I do!

  • Code (unregistered)

    I call B.S. on this. A school allowing students to get out of final exams? There are no classes where a final exam cannot be given. None. Jury duty? Come on. Some one needs to proof read these stories before putting them up. I thought these were supposed to be true stories? I think the real WTF is this site.

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