who were your favourites at school? I bumped into an old school mate of mine for the first time in yonks the other day and he informed me that one of our lot had left the teaching profession to - get this - run his own delicatessen. WTF.
Anyway, that chance encounter got me reminiscing about way back when. Our school had some legendary teachers, and none more so than the legendary Mr Whittaker, aka Whiggy (possibly the most grammar school nickname ever). He was a proper old-school eccentric English teacher, right down to the leather elbow patches. I remember the time we ambushed him on his way out of school to give him a group hug, properly shat him up.
Then there was Mr Bishop, who quite proudly told us Idi Amin was present at his christening, Mr Harrison, who looked exactly like the Brain from Pinky and the Brain, Miss Meredith, who was just fit and Mr Aitken who, we discovered, ran his own website - howdoicomeout.co.uk. Imagine the hilarity when that got out of the bag.
Share your favourite teacher-related anecdotes here if you like.