This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of honesty

February 14th, 2013 · 32 comments

Rachel in New York City says one of her students proudly presented her with this card, adding, “I think it speaks for itself.”

Dear Rachel You are the 2nd best teacher Ever ? Love You

related: Happy Valentine’s Day to the groaner upstairs

FILED UNDER: heart · kids · most popular notes of 2013 · New York · schools & teachers · signed with love · Valentine's Day


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  • #1   makfan bang

    Second!

    Feb 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   AWLor0

      Second = First of the losers.

      Feb 23, 2013 at 5:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   PinkPlaidRibbon

    That heart looks like butt cheeks

    …sorry, couldn’t resist =D

    Feb 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Roto13

      All hearts look like buttcheeks. Something to keep in mind for your Valentine’s Day. All those hearts everywhere are upside-down butts.

      Feb 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   mac1dsr

      Wait they are supposed to be hearts? I thought they were depictions of the great 2 Live Crew love song.

      Feb 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   FeRD bang

      Their performance of which, on the Phil Donahue show of all places, can be readily found & enjoyed on YouTube. A true watershed moment in their careers.

      …And a great love song it is, though probably only their second greatest. I think I’d have to give “Me So Horny” top honors, in that regard. 8)

      “…Me love you long time!” :twisted:

      Feb 15, 2013 at 6:51 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Raichu

      I read somewhere that the heart was originally supposed to look like a pair of testicles because it represented fertility. I’m not sure if that’s true, though.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 10:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   redheadwglasses

    Second is a good place to be. Now Rachel knows she has to try harder.

    Feb 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   thrall bang

    The kid is clearly a believer in “Honesty is the best policy.” The question is whether the kid is in first grade. Rachel may only be the child’s second or third teacher…

    Feb 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   ddk23

    Ha,
    If your not first your last!

    Feb 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Roto13

      My last?

      Feb 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   ddk23

      oh my you got me….I’ll quit the internet now and kill myself.

      Feb 17, 2013 at 7:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Stuffin'

      No don’t kill you’reself!

      Feb 18, 2013 at 12:46 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   pooham

    My nephew was so fast that at his meets the other parents would be cheering for their kids like this, “You can still be second! You can still be second!”

    Feb 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   H for Toy

    Dear Student,

    What was your name again?

    Love,
    Your Second Favorite Teacher

    Feb 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   kathlynn

    I wonder if one of the Letter writer’s parents is a teacher?

    Feb 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   WryRy

      I know! I always end up being the devil’s advocate about these things. “Well mayyyybe…”
      But really, the kid probably just hasn’t been properly taught what losing feels like. Second rate teacher, indeed.

      Feb 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Alex

      Or if it’s a religious school (or even if the kid’s family is just really religious) the first-best teacher could be Jesus. Second to Jesus ain’t bad.

      Feb 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Macca

      Being second best to a kid that’s just started learning the ways of the world is like being told that instead of getting a million and one dollars, you’re only getting a million dollars.

      A cookie or something will probably clear that right up and send her straight into god-hood.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 9:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Ely North

    2nd favorite is pretty good… unless Rachel is the student’s 2nd grade teacher – then she’s actually last.

    Feb 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   JamiSings bang

      No, she could be 2nd to his kindergarten or even preschool teacher.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   H for Toy

      Do you really sing, Jami?

      Feb 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   JamiSings bang

      Yep. I do older songs ranging from big band to disco eras. Plus some Broadway stuff.

      Feb 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   H for Toy

      Well, now I like you even more! I’d suggest we get together for coffee sometime, but I doubt we live close enough for that :)

      Feb 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   JamiSings bang

      I’m in Central Orange County in California. I’d mention the city but most people haven’t heard of it. *sighs* My home town is like a hipster band, never heard of.

      I need to find a way to work in a mention of Rufus Sewell in this and the “Enough Is Enough” post.

      Feb 16, 2013 at 11:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   H for Toy

      Dear Rupert, you are the absolute first hottest actor, ever (even counting a young Marlon Brando).
      Love,
      Jami, H, et al

      Feb 17, 2013 at 9:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   JamiSings bang

      I’ve seriously considered, if I could find a site where you can make joke petitions, not real ones, creating an online petition saying that Rufus needs to wear sunglasses 24/7 because of his “illegally beautiful eyes.” *chuckles* I swear, even in just a photograph he looks like he’s staring into your soul.

      Course if I could find an address I knew was good I’d just send him a fan letter he’d likely never read. Just because.

      Feb 17, 2013 at 10:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   VM

    Damn it Jami, now you got ME wondering. Stanton? Villa Park?

    Feb 16, 2013 at 11:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   JamiSings bang

      Nope.

      Costa Mesa.

      *waits while you look confused*

      You might know our more famous neighbors – Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.

      SOME people have heard of it, I admit. But most people, even life long Californians, just look at me blankly. We sometimes get a passing mention in a Dean Koontz novel while the heroes are running away from someplace like Laguna to escape the rampaging serial killer.

      Feb 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   H for Toy

      I grew up in a town like that here in northeast PA. I always had to tell people the two larger towns it was between, and even those towns were pretty small :). We’re on opposite sides of the country from each other, though!

      Feb 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   JaneDoe

      Yeah, I know the feeling, Jami. I actually have heard about Costa Mesa, though I’ve never been there, but my hometown is a similar town north of you, Ridgecrest, CA. And now I live in a suburb of Seattle small enough that when people from out of state ask where I live the answer is always that I’m from the Seattle area.

      Feb 17, 2013 at 2:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   kim

    How is this passive aggressive? It seems more straight forward and honest.

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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