Registered: July 2009 Location: Thorpe Park Posts: 3,055
Tue 5 January, 2010 1:11pm
That looks like a certain English teacher with a french monied name?
Jeff Woodhouse Moaning Marlow Meldrew
Registered: January 2002 Location: Subtropical Buckinghamshire Posts: 24,036
Tue 5 January, 2010 7:10pm
Our metalwork teacher, Sammy Longston, was one of these people who would talk and close his eyes for long periods. One day we had to gather around the lathe to watch him demonstrate turning a multi-coloured plastic handle down on a poker.
He put the poker into the headstock and backed the tailstock up to it. Started turning when the tailstock, he hadn't tightened it off, jumped back and the poker flew out of the headstock, over some kids and smashed the window behind them burying itself into the ground.
One of the kids screamed "Oh f***in' 'ell!" as this happened and rather than apologise to the kids for nearly causing their deaths, Sammy dragged the little cusser out and slippered him instead. Such was justice in the 50s.
Didn't do me any harm.
Cliff Hatton 2 Trade Member
Registered: July 2009 Posts: 299
Tue 12 January, 2010 10:59pm
Woody: Our English teacher always chalked The Mark of Zorro on the sole of the slipper before he used it!