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We all know someone who's a little bit strange - Mum's UFO abduction secret, or the mad Uncle who isn't allowed within 400 yards of Noel Edmonds.

Tell us about your family eccentrics, or just those you've met but don't think you're related to.

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(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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Speaking of eccentric teachers
My metalwork teacher was a colourful character - he seemed to have a gruesome tale to tell about every piece of equipment. Coping Saw eh? Once saw the blade snap on one of those and skewer a lass in the eye! Pillar Drill? One girl got her hair caught in that and they reckon the drill bit hit her two thousand times before it stopped... Needless to say in year 7 of school we were all shit-scared of this equipment.
Had a geography teacher who would lunge about the room on every second word for emphasis. We're not talking pacing here, oh no, full lunges - oft accompanied with a bemusing display of flailing arms.
Other highlights include a P.E. teacher who was frighteningly like Mrs. Man from Scary Movie - deep voice, very broad shoulders *shudder*
The greatest eccentric though had to be one of the kids, a guy a few years younger than me. Through birth or accident he'd found himself in a wheelchair so he was deserving of sympathy and respect for his condition - no arguments there. However, this kid was stark-raving-bonkers. He would patrol the corridors and if you were on your own, God help you. The first thing you'd hear was the imitated car revving sounds and then the wheels themselves as he would come hurtling towards you. It would then be a mad dash to an exit/stairs (sorry) before he caught up with you and attempted to run you over and bugger me could he go at a fair lick.
Ahh school days eh?
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 7:47, 2 replies)
You think perhaps the metalwork teacher was simply spinning cautionary tales? I'll hazard a guess that no-one in your class took risks with the machines, or got injured; which was possibly his intention.
(, Tue 4 Nov 2008, 22:28, closed)
metal/wood work teachers
all do the scare the bejesus out of the kids talk. It's probably a requirement ;)
(, Wed 5 Nov 2008, 15:15, closed)

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