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How To Annoy Your Teacher Without Getting In Trouble

Updated on January 26, 2016

1. Answer every question really quietly

If the teacher asks you to speak up, say you are sick and have a sore throat, making it difficult for you to speak. Not only will this annoy the teacher, but also prevent him/her from calling on you again for the rest of the day since you are "sick." It also might make them feel a little bad for you.

2. Go to the bathroom every 10 minutes

When the teacher interrogates you for it, say you have a small bladder or drank a lot of water. This works especially if you're in college and don't need permission to go to the bathroom. You can't help it. Are you supposed to just hold it in? You are pretty much immune to getting in trouble either way.

3. Spill water by "accident"

Not only will this annoy the teacher, but they will also realize that they can't make you clean it up. Also, it's impossible to get in trouble because every classroom, regardless of whether it's in high school or college, you should be allowed to drink water in class.

4. Look like you're not paying attention, but you actually are

Stare out the window but at the same time, truly register what the teacher is saying. That way, once the teacher tries to put you on the spot for "not listening," you can answer the question correctly and make the teacher feel stupid.

5. Write notes or emails really small or really big

Email is an essential tool in communication with teachers, especially in college. If you email your teacher a question, make it size 4pt or 5pt font so that it's really small. This can also be applied towards hand-written notes, but it works better with email. You can also start off the email with a normal size and gradually decrease the size as it goes on so that way the teacher is slowly bringing his/her face closer to the computer screen.

6. Tell a story

If the teacher calls on you, expand your answer with side-notes or comments that have little or nothing to do with the subject. The teacher won't interrupt you as they believe you're about to say something important for the rest of the class. This will annoy the teacher subconsciously but also take up time. Before you realize it, most of the class period is already over.

7. Raise your hand to answer a question and then say you forgot

You want to be careful with this one, as doing it too often will make it become obvious that you are trying to annoy Ms. Teacher. Perhaps doing this once every few days is the best way of annoying your teacher without getting in trouble. Once you get called on, pause for a short moment, apologize and say you forgot. This creates a moment of irritation, but also awkwardness for the teacher that will make him/her cringe.

8. Constantly raise your hand to answer a question when you don't know the answer

The teacher will admire the effort, but deep down be annoyed that you keep volunteering to answer questions and provide wrong answers. There is literally no way to get in trouble for this because you're showing that you're trying. This tip is especially effective if you're sitting in the front row since your eager hand-raising will be right in front of the teacher's face and because in the majority of cases, people hardly raise their hand anyway, so the teacher will be forced to call on you.

9. Accidentally drop your textbook while the teacher is talking

A great way to do this is to pretend like you are flipping through pages of your textbook to follow along with what the teacher is lecturing about, then knocking your textbook over to make a huge noise. It will make the loudest noise if you drop it flat on it's back, so positioning and timing is important.

10. Ask 20 questions

Lastly, a great way to annoy your teacher without getting in trouble is asking a ton of questions you should already know the answer to. You have to be careful with this one, though, as it's easy to come off as obvious. However, it's impossible to get in trouble for this because every teacher encourages students to ask questions, even if they're repetitive. Well, this will test if the teacher truly meant what he/she said.


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