Get Naked Day

A teacher joked with his class that 'Get Naked Day' was going to be celebrated in his classroom. Students would get extra credit for participating. What he meant by this was that students were supposed to wear flipflops to an upcoming class so that they could easily slip them off to practice writing with their feet (they were going to be watching the movie 'My Left Foot'). But he thought students would find it funnier if he referred to flipflop day as 'Get Naked Day'. Some people are making a big fuss about this, saying the comment was too sexually suggestive. I'm not quite seeing that. Seems like a pretty harmless thing to me (unless he makes jokes like this all the time). What disturbs me more is the image of this old teacher trying to be hip and cool and funny, when you know all the kids are rolling their eyes and laughing at him, not with him. Kids can be so cruel.


Posted on Wed Apr 20, 2005


Aww...I think he was just trying to make it fun for his students. Instead of telling your friends that you're participating in "flipflop" day, it's "Nake Day." MUCH cooler. I'd like to have had Naked Day in school. Well, technically, I spent the school day in my pajamas...but whatever.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Apr 20, 2005  at  10:17 AM
Ahhhh hell......I wouldn't want the world to see my feet. I actually knew a girl that refused to remove her shoes during sex!!!!
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Wed Apr 20, 2005  at  10:25 AM
I remember, back in the bad old days when I actually had to work for someone else for a living
I tried to encourage a 'Get naked day'

No one went for it though :(
Posted by Sharruma  on  Wed Apr 20, 2005  at  12:16 PM
I very much like the Hawaiian Shirt Fridays. Perhaps the HSF and Get Naked day at the same time. Paradise with flowers, no? No parrots, please. owww Rrrraoul
Posted by Raoul  on  Wed Apr 20, 2005  at  01:54 PM
No matter what they guy said, they would have heard "naked", every other word, in every sentence the guy said.

Why these people think that kids need to have "naked" brought to their attention to think about it...please...and how long had junior been in that shower, Mom?
Posted by Gee...  on  Wed Apr 20, 2005  at  02:07 PM
At Northern Kentucky University, I knew a male instructor who suggested this to an all female class. This was after he was fired from another school for sexual harassment.
Posted by Mark  on  Wed Apr 20, 2005  at  06:48 PM
I attended the Culinary Institute of America, as part of our school uniform we wore hats (Toque Blancs). Whenever we were to take a class in non kitchen related material such as Sanitation, French, or a theory class we had some Chef / Instructors who would take delight in telling us that we should be Topless the following day.
Posted by Bryan M. Fitzgerald  in  Bethel  on  Thu Apr 21, 2005  at  09:43 AM
"At Northern Kentucky University, I knew a male instructor who suggested this to an all female class."
You mean, he suggested they try writing with their feet?
Or he suggested they all come to class naked?
If the latter, I guess it was his last week of teaching there. Unless Kentucky has developed a lot more of a sense of humor since the last time I was there.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Apr 21, 2005  at  04:24 PM
From the article:

"Mitchell said he was "honked" to hear that Burt had used such a sexually suggestive motivational tool in his class but believed that the reprimand was punishment enough."

he was "honked" to hear?? what the hell is that suppose to mean??
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Thu Apr 21, 2005  at  05:45 PM
This is so stupid. When I read what you wrote, Alex, I thought he was teaching young kids, but it is actually at second semester senior high school class. So, these kids are 17-18 years old. I think they should be old enough to get the joke.

They keep quoting some stupid kid who keeps saying that the teacher made sexual comments all the time in class. How much do you want to bet that that is bullshit.

For example, at my senior year in high school we had a little problem with one of the school's vice principals doing thong-checks at a school dance. She only checked a few girl's, but then it seemed every girl at school (including ones who didn't even attend the dance) were claiming they were checked too, as well as had their bra's checked, etc. People make outragous claims to get media attention.

In another instance, we had another incident in my high school band my junior year with our band director strangling a baritone player for wearing orange socks to the rose parade. That kid then bragged about it, and sued the band director. Thing is, he was getting a bad grade and hated band and wanted to do something to piss off the director enough for him to do something stupid and get in trouble. It worked. Granted, the director should have been thinking more instead of just getting angry, but the fact is, just as you say Alex, "kids can be so cruel."

How much do you want to bet that the kids in the article got the joke but went home and complained to their parents anyways just to get back at the teacher for their low grades.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Thu Apr 21, 2005  at  05:54 PM
The parents are SO over reacting.....
Posted by Yushi  on  Thu Apr 21, 2005  at  09:23 PM
Another entry in the category of things I may not want to know:
"...For example, at my senior year in high school we had a little problem with one of the school's vice principals doing thong-checks at a school dance."
... uh ... What, exactly, was she checking for?
Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Sat Apr 23, 2005  at  03:56 PM
She would lift up girls skirts to make sure they weren't wearing thongs. It doesn't really make sense because there were no rules about wearing thongs. Needless to say, she didn't work there much longer.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Sun Apr 24, 2005  at  12:08 PM
dam if there was a get naked day i would go out just to see all the girls that participate
Posted by alex  in  mastic  on  Mon May 16, 2005  at  11:36 AM
Posted by danny  in  swindon  on  Fri Sep 23, 2005  at  01:19 PM
id like to have a naked day with just girls and me
Posted by i luv boobs  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  10:09 AM
Tuesday is Naked Day in Choir
Posted by Yuki  in  Portland OR (But this refers to Gladstone High Sch  on  Thu Sep 28, 2006  at  08:14 AM
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