I don’t care who you are or where you were raised, there’s always at least one kid at your school who was just stranger than everyone else. Usually it’s harmless and it mostly turns out ok, but it can still be funny to remember what went down back in the day.
These 14 people have some pretty specific and funny memories; I wonder if they compare to any of yours?
14. I mean yikes.
Sharpened a pencil super sharp, muzzle-loaded it into the recorder, covered all the holes and blow gunned it at another kid. The pencil went between his eyeball and socket so fortunately he kept his sight.
Similarly after I switched schools (this happened before I arrived so I didn’t actually see it) a girl used blu-tac to stick a short and very sharp pencil on a kids seat. He sat on it and it punctured the skin right next to his asshole then perforated his rectum. Needed emergency surgery.
13. Really that’s as it should be.
jumping on the giant christmas tree from the 2nd floor balcony, that was the last time they put a christmas tree on our school
12. Is he a Broadway star now?
He didn’t say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.
11. None of that is good.
Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could now… Shit was wild.
This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.
10. A stacking fiend.
In elementary school I was the weird kid. I stacked all the chairs in my classroom like a pyramid. I got away with this because my school opened up early to let kids in. We were supposed to be in the cafeteria. I know my class was left unlocked. Not the first time I snuck out of the cafeteria to look around unsupervised and get away from other people.
It took me about 45 minutes, only like 15 kids in that class so not a lot of chairs. I thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time, everyone else did not. I still get a slight chuckle out of it, still kind of weird.
I actually stacked lots of different things and often in places or into shapes they probably shouldn’t be.
9. There’s a name for that, I think.
In first grade there was this kid who stood by the sink in the back of the classroom eating bits of those brown paper towels.
The teacher was constantly telling him to stop eating them and go back to his seat.
8. There it is.
in first grade I used to eat that grey paper they give you in math class. not white lined paper – its too slick. just the grey kind, which I think is recycled and breaks down when you chew it. I was only 5, so I didn’t understand that it isn’t good for you; the compulsion was too strong to resist.
Turned out that a lot of small children eat stuff like that when they are iron-deficient anemic. Once my doctor put me on iron pills I stopped wanting the paper.
7. Were those separate lists, or?
She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.
6. I had no idea school could be so dangerous.
When the teacher told him to sit down he screamed “Fuck you cow”, fast forward 2 years he tells everyone he’s a vampire and stabs my friend with a pen to try to make him bleed.
He was weird like.
5. How did he manage that?
A wild kid activated a fire hose and started blasting everyone that came his way, students, teachers, didn’t matter.
4. I think we’ve solved the mystery.
I don’t know if they were the “weird kid” per se, but just someone I happened to encounter once in undergrad.
One of our dining halls had a station that you could make yourself waffles at, so it had a container with batter in it for you to use with these little plastic cups for you to fill up and pour into the waffle iron. This was on the same counter, right next to where the bagel station was, for reference.
So one morning in between classes I’m prepping a bagel for myself for breakfast, and there’s two girls at the waffle station at the same time. I happen to overhear part of their conversation where one of the girls said something to the effect of “people think I’m weird but I just don’t get why!” to her friend.
Now this would normally be a totally valid thing to say. However, the statement was undercut IMMEDIATELY by her filling up the aforementioned cup with batter and then proceeding to immediately drink the entire cup of batter like it was some sort of waffle flavored milkshake. And then continued her conversation like she didn’t just do the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.
It’s like 5 years later and I’m still in disbelief.
3. Hilarious, for sure.
Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me “On my planet we eat people like you” and proceeded to bite me.
We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad.
Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.
2. Really loves horses.
One girl used to run/gallop around the playground on her own, pretending she was a horse. This is at too old an age for the rest of us to be doing this, think 14/15.
She got a medicine degree and is doing her surgical training at the moment. I bumped into her in a hospital after over a decade, alll I could think of to say was “do you still love horses?” She laughed and said she had her own horse now. Figures.
1. Impulse control issues.
LOL had this weird kid in my class who was otherwise okay but just would do really unexplainable stuff. He once opened his lunchbox in class and threw the contents right onto the overhead ceiling fan. It was something liquidy and greenish. Hit the spinning fan, splashed down all over us, the walls, the board. The poor teacher got the worst rain down on his face.
As a punishment, the entire class was made to clean the classroom. Surprisingly, we were not mad at him, we all had a real good laugh at it.
I mostly just hope that all of these kids are doing ok now.
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