What's the craziest thing you've ever seen a professor do?

What's the most outrageous thing you've ever seen a professor do? Give everyone all As? Cancel class almost always?

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Sep 23, 2018

Go home mate

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

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Sep 24, 2018

What are you gonna do if I don't? Exactly.

Sep 24, 2018

Keep shit posting

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

Sep 23, 2018

I once had a teacher that actually did her job well. Entirely unprecedented and I still haven't had another professor who didn't suck. She now runs the economics department at my school.

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Sep 24, 2018

Its sad that a good teacher can be such an anomaly these days. I can count all of em from my college days on one hand.

Dayman?

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Sep 24, 2018

Totally agree. Also after working in the real world, you begin to realize how unacceptable standard behaviors are of most professors. For example, taking 2 or 3 weeks to return graded papers. In no other field of work can you take an assignment which requires about 10 hours of work and drag it out for 3 weeks. Just pitiful.

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Sep 28, 2018

Unfortunately a lot of professors don't really care about their classes because they're not there to teach. They're there to churn out research for the University and gain personal prestige for publishing papers, studies etc. Teaching students is typically last on the priority list, hell students are at the bottom of the totem pole of concerns for most Universities at large and are nothing but a farm of cash.

Sep 28, 2018

For most professors, even their research publications are half-assed. A decent professor puts out 1 or 2 publications a year....some none at all. Someone like an equity research analyst will publish hundreds of pages of research in a single year.

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Sep 23, 2018

Date me for a few months.

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Sep 23, 2018

Had one who I actually had to try to get in bed with, she didn't seduce me so I actually had to do some work, what a surprise that was.

I had one Professor who every time a phone went off in class made them dance in front of the room, was a funny guy and did all kinds of crazy shit all the time like dressing as a character to class (??)

Some may know him depending on if they went to my same business school, he taught Business Government there

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Sep 28, 2018

I am now curious if I went to the same school as you or if all Business government professors do this.

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Sep 24, 2018

I had one high school teacher who made videos of himself practicing Aikido (martial arts) and dancing the tango. If I recall correctly, someone told me he asked his AP students to watch as a "get to know me" first day activity, but I am not entirely sure.

From the AP students, it spread to his honors classes, and eventually the whole school.

The next incoming honors class went all-out and started making t-shirts with his face on it, making films of him on their iPads, and they made presidential election stickers for him.

Sep 24, 2018

my teacher had a crush on me and he tries to come near me always. He was not that much charming and I always tried to be away from him. I did not like him. But he awkwardly following me.

Sep 24, 2018

Two examples come to mind - they are more stories I was told by teachers rather than things I witnessed the teacher do, but since you're my favorite poster on WSO (or are you???) I'll share anyways.

  1. So the town I grew up in used to be pretty rough and back in the day there was some serious beef between various street gangs and the Italian American mob that had made the town their home for decades. It got really rough in the 80's and early 90's, and I had a teacher who taught at the high school back then. She was one of those real hardo teachers, total savage focused on actually helping kids succeed rather than sink into the black hole that was my town. She would tell us stories how back in the 90's she would refuse to start teaching until all students who were armed put their weapons in a basket at the front of class, and she would return them after school. They would actually do it, and she told us that she would have this basket filled with knives and even a couple guns every now and then just sitting at the front while she taught pre-calc. Its insane that it used to be like that, but she actually made a huge impact on the students. Still does.
  2. So not as much a teacher story, but still counts cus my high school football coach also taught some random class for god knows why. He was a real hardo as well, completely out of his mind. He and the other coaches would call kids on the freshman team "fucking losers" and "dumb bitches" etc in front of their parents. So near the end of my sophomore season (I was on JV at the time), he decides to ditch the seniors and train the younger guys so they could be better next year. After a practice, he told me I was gonna be starting at nose guard for the rest of the season, and gave me the most bizarre pump up speech ever. It was something like "Nightman, we need to talk. I've notices how hard of a worker you are on and off the field, and I need you to step up now more than ever. Let me tell you, hard work guarantees you nothing, but without it, you'll never achieve anything. Back in the day when I owned a bar, this patron of mine, Sully, got shot in the chest with a 12 gauge right outside the door. I held him in my arms as he choked on his own blood and life drained from his eyes. It was then I knew what kind of man I needed to be. Thats why you need to try, and need to play hard this Friday." I was like coach, what the fuck. Just a weird story that had absolutely no connection to his message about working hard.

Dayman?

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Sep 24, 2018

I had a professor post on his instagram a creepy photo of himself standing in front of the bathroom mirror of his hotel room at the Sofitel New York wearing a bathrobe with the caption "Channeling my inner Dominique" (or something to that effect) - a clear reference to the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss Kahn's sexual assault of a hotel maid in that very same hotel.

He posted this before the MeToo movement became a thing and obviously intended this as a joke (and has since taken the photo down), but it's never cool to make fun of sexual assault and so I have a screenshot captured just in case it ever comes in handy in the future.

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Sep 24, 2018
Deo et Patriae:

I had a professor post on his instagram a creepy photo of himself standing in front of the bathroom mirror of his hotel room at the Sofitel New York wearing a bathrobe with the caption "Channeling my inner Dominique" (or something to that effect) - a clear reference to the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss Kahn's sexual assault of a hotel maid in that very same hotel.

He posted this before the MeToo movement became a thing and obviously intended this as a joke (and has since taken the photo down), but it's never cool to make fun of sexual assault and so I have a screenshot captured just in case it ever comes in handy in the future.

Yeah dude. Fuck him over when you need to, literally.

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Sep 24, 2018

You're both ahead of the social media curve

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Sep 24, 2018

We had a couple of nutty HS teachers. My College and Uni professors were all good though.

Teacher 1) In the middle of a lecture, he put down his lecture notes, took of his shoes and socks, sat down on his desk with legs crossed, and started humming / singing for a couple of minutes. The entire class was dead silent, just staring at him. Afterwards he told us that it was his way of reducing stress.

In another lecture, while he was trying to hook up his laptop to the projector (this was 16 years ago or so), he suddenly started talking about web porn, and how his son used to download porn - so if anything nasty popped up on the screen, we'd have to excuse him for that.

Teacher 2) Out of the blue announced his retirement to the class. Apparently he was moving away the next week, because "the love of his life" was moving away, so he felt the need to move after her. No, they were not dating, nor had they ever been. Just a good ol' stalker.

He also used to come with wildly inappropriate remarks to the girls in class, so I'm amazed he wasn't fired long before that.

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Sep 24, 2018

I had a university professor who was well known for choosing one student every year to seduce. He'd teach her in the fall, and then "teach" her more intimately in the spring. It was super gross, but the professor was also one of the best in the world and so the school viewed it as a necessary evil to maintain our reputation. Sometimes the girls had boyfriends, were married...

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Sep 24, 2018

I had a philosophy professor that wore sunglasses for the entire class on 4/20. To this day, I'm not sure if he was trolling us or not lol

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

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Sep 24, 2018
Che Rand:

I had a philosophy professor that wore sunglasses for the entire class on 4/20. To this day, I'm not sure if he was trolling us or not lol

wow this is amazing

Sep 24, 2018

Not that wild but my investments professor would put on a youtube video of ski crashes while handing back tests

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Sep 28, 2018

Holy shit I know exactly who you're talking about. He was great

Sep 24, 2018

In college, I went on a "field trip" with a small group of students (think 6-8) and several professors out West for an interactive seminar on environmental economics. On one of our down days, the group decided to go skiing and on the way back I crashed my professors car hitting a patch of ice. Car was fine, everybody was fine, the other car I hit just had a dent. We exchanged information (cause it was snowing hard and expected to get worse, we didnt want to wait for police) and headed back.

Now, before we left that morning, he made sure to tell us "listen, take my car and go. Have fun. Don't worry about it. If anything happens, the insurance information is in the glove box. You can't do any harm as long as you do the right thing. Later."

So we got back to his house where he was cooking us dinner and setting up a table for us to play poker. Handed him the keys and told him what happened, all of us expecting him to be angry and upset. He confirms everyone is OK and without even stopping to go and look at the car hands me a PBR (I was underage at the time) and says "Cool, I told you dont worry about it. You guys go hang out. Steaks will be done in 15 mins."

He was equally cool in class and wicked-smart, to boot. My all-time favorite educator.

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Sep 24, 2018
theaccountingmajor:

What's the most outrageous thing you've ever seen a professor do? Give everyone all As? Cancel class almost always?

You should take these questions to r/AskReddit

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Sep 24, 2018
  1. Psychiatrist (milf) got impregnated by a student. An abort followed.
  2. History teacher gave an A to my friend because he ate a banana without peeling it.
  3. History teacher gave an A to another friend because he did 50 pushups.
  4. History teacher gave an A to another student because he correctly named an underground rapper by hearing his song.
  5. Philosophy teacher randomly shared that she drinks a lot of water every Friday because she's dehydrated from all the sex she has on Thursdays. She has told this to seniors too and we know she isnt kidding.

About this history teacher, my best friend swore that he has seen him somewhere(before we started having classes with him). My best friend M. was neighbours with the assistant principal of the school and the son of the assistant principal I. was also in our class. Turns out M. has seen the history teacher in the building multiple times when I. and I's father weren't around.

I. often knew what was going to be on the tests in avance. He graduated with the equivalent of 4.0 in history.

"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."

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Sep 24, 2018

I didn't actually see it happened but I was indeed shocked after hearing the news. It all happened when my buddy was looking for a new role on the DL. He came up with some excuses like he's meeting with his former finance professor to catch up. This excuse was to be used if his boss have asked why he took a day off or why he came to work late. So he hit me up and asked what was the professor's name as I had taken the class with him.

Anyhow, the next day after I gave the professor's name, he told me to look him up on Google. The first result was "___________ Arrested for Sexting with a Minor" (not the exact title, tweaked it a bit). I clicked on the link and there he was, a mugshot of him. A 70-year old man sexting with supposedly 11-year old minor (undercover agent).

Sep 25, 2018

Not really that wild, but my history teacher at a summer class at a random state school I was taking, which had no mid-term or final, showed up drunk to one of our final classes, spent the whole class telling stories from his youth, and then as we were heading out the door, he said something like, "Get out of here." And then he laughed and started barking like a dog and growling at people as they walked out the door. I thought it was funny but I guess understandably some people were upset or whatever.

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Sep 28, 2018

Can I mention high school? I went to public school in Oregon. We had a couple teachers who actually did their job...it was weird.

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Sep 28, 2018

83-year old pump out 25 push-ups on top of his desk...that's when I decided to be his TA the following semester.

Sep 28, 2018

This one day the professor showed up on time.

Not too high, not too low

Sep 28, 2018

A professor for a social movements class gave everyone A+'s on the final because everyone in the class decided to have a sit in protest of the final rather than take it.

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Sep 28, 2018

what a LIBTARD SOYBOY BETA CUCK

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Sep 28, 2018

I had a music history professor (yes, college is a waste of time) who would just say insane things rather than teach. A couple of my favorites:

1) If you would have believed the propaganda at the time ('60s), Vietnam would have fallen to communism.
2) When they bombed Pearl Harbor, that was all the blood thirsty war-mongers wanted. They were like "Yeah!" now we can kill some Japanese.
3) I think the media coverage of North Korea is disgusting. It's not like we're any better than they are and we should focus more on hearing their side of the story.

I come from down in the Valley, where Mr. when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done.

Sep 28, 2018

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 28, 2018

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 28, 2018

I had a stats professor that used to count cards and after one of our lectures, he recruited me to his team of card-counting blackjack players and we headed off to Vegas on a regular basis. We had a special system going that helped us not get caught, but I got too good and one of the other students on the team got jealous. He went out of control and got kicked off the team. Things were going great, and I even got close with this qt on the team. However, things took a turn for the worse, and my so-called coach/professor decided to not only kick me off the team, but took back my winnings and got me kicked out of school. Whattaguy

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Sep 28, 2018

Hey at least you got to shag Kate Bosworth

Nov 4, 2018

My professor was so young and he was a single (after divorce). In the chemistry lab, he called me and proposed me. I was so excited because he was so young, charming & smart too. But after a few days when I was going to the lab, he was smooching & doing enjoyment with another girl. At that time I realized he is cheater and I left the lab by throwing books at her face :(

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Nov 4, 2018

Teach [Insert Victim Here] Studies. Shit is crazy

Nov 4, 2018

I'm an adjunct and can tell you some stories.

A law school professor was pulled over for drinking and driving. She actually barked at the officer, "Do you know who I am!?" She was booked and charged with DUI. Despite being a law professor, having a google of criminal defense attorneys in her pocket, and every judge as a friend; she was found guilty. Though she's tenured so she still has a job.

Most common thing I notice is professors who make their TA do all of their class work while they engaged in contract consulting positions with big firms in town. Most earn 2-3x their school salary doing this (I've seen the 1099s).

Nov 4, 2018

I compare him to a rapist. He can take is socialism back to the USSR.

Nov 4, 2018

Dude it's a soc class. What else did you expect? Just ignore him/her and his/her baseless name-calling!

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Nov 4, 2018

Yeah no real surprise ... I forgot his craziest remark...

The professor continued to talk about greed and bonuses...

A kid responded saying that it was easy to say that in our position, but he said he didn't think that the majority of people would turn down a $1 million bonus...

The professor then responded saying that its funny how people view money and how people will turn their heads, but if it was a different topic things would not be the same... he then said "What if this was a sexual situation? If we put a grown man in a room with a 10 year old girl and gave him the option of performing sexual acts with her, is this what you're saying?"

Not exactly comparing apples to apples don't you think.

Nov 4, 2018

This guy is comparing receiving a $1M bonus to having his way with a 10 year old girl without consequences, as an OBVIOUSLY GONNA DO IT scenario. I think my man belongs behind bars, not in front of a classroom or students.

monkey2525:

Yeah no real surprise ... I forgot his craziest remark...

The professor continued to talk about greed and bonuses...

A kid responded saying that it was easy to say that in our position, but he said he didn't think that the majority of people would turn down a $1 million bonus...

The professor then responded saying that its funny how people view money and how people will turn their heads, but if it was a different topic things would not be the same... he then said "What if this was a sexual situation? If we put a grown man in a room with a 10 year old girl and gave him the option of performing sexual acts with her, is this what you're saying?"

Not exactly comparing apples to apples don't you think.

Nov 4, 2018

Wish I would have thought to call him out like that... mind you it was early in the morning, so I guess I wasn't at 100% yet, but I would've loved to see what he would have said to that..

To his credit, he must have realized he went to far, b/c after that comment (the end of his 15 minute rant), he switched back to lecturing.

Buddyfox:

This guy is comparing receiving a $1M bonus to having his way with a 10 year old girl without consequences, as an OBVIOUSLY GONNA DO IT scenario. I think my man belongs behind bars, not in front of a classroom or students.

monkey2525:

Yeah no real surprise ... I forgot his craziest remark...

The professor continued to talk about greed and bonuses...

A kid responded saying that it was easy to say that in our position, but he said he didn't think that the majority of people would turn down a $1 million bonus...

The professor then responded saying that its funny how people view money and how people will turn their heads, but if it was a different topic things would not be the same... he then said "What if this was a sexual situation? If we put a grown man in a room with a 10 year old girl and gave him the option of performing sexual acts with her, is this what you're saying?"

Not exactly comparing apples to apples don't you think.

Nov 4, 2018

Sounds like an interesting class. I'm sure if you want the textbook vanilla stuff you can find that from a number of prof's. Regardless of he's a luny leftist or not, the intent is to get you to think. Remember in high school math class when kids would say "when will I ever use this in real life?" Chances are you won't, but the exercise is meant to get you to think differently.

Nov 4, 2018

Present your sword swallowing socialism professor with the following brainteaser:

What do you call a rape victim who accepts payment, tenure and a pension before getting fucked against their will?

Nov 4, 2018

nah

the 99% wanted it

Nov 4, 2018

What university is this? I say give this to a news agency and get his ass fired!

Nov 4, 2018
PuppyBackedSecurities:

What university is this? I say give this to a news agency and get his ass fired!

A large state school ... I don't want to take things that far, I guess just needed to vent ...

Seems like every class somehow he gets on these rants and essentially says that anyone that owns a business or is in any way, shape, or form involved in finance is evil.

Nov 4, 2018

Dude your prof is out of his mind

Nov 4, 2018

Why were you even paying attention in a class like that. Open your laptop and surf the web.

Nov 4, 2018

Your fault for not doing your due diligence on the prof first.

Nov 4, 2018
charmander:

Your fault for not doing your due diligence on the prof first.

He doesn't have horrible reviews on RMP and this was the only class time available... I can tell he is a passionate guy about the subject, I was just not prepared for stuff like today ...

Nov 4, 2018

Who wastes their time taking a class like this?

Nov 4, 2018
Nefarious-:

Who wastes their time taking a class like this?

Last gen ed class...

Nov 4, 2018

In a related story, someone said something stupid today.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

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