Sassy senior quote uses 'Stranger Things' timestamp to call out unhelpful teachers

 mashable.com  5/17/2018 9:23:55 PM   Petrana Radulovic

Tis the season for yearbook photos and senior quotes. While witty one-liners have dominated yearbooks for long, a new era of senior quote jokes is rising, one that requires a little bit of effort for the reader: Instead of explicitly listing the quote, the timestamp of when the quote is said on a television show is printed.

Lucky Simsuango, a 2018 graduate, printed this particular message for her teachers.

"To all the teachers that never taught me a thing," reads the quote. "Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 5, 35:08."

If you go to that particular moment, you get a great line from Dustin.

Here's the scene in action. Dustin's looking for adult help, but Mr. Wheeler is being particularly uncooperative, something that frustrated high school students will understand. 

The clever callout resonated with other teens.

Simsuango told Mashable in a Twitter DM that she's a huge Stranger Things fan and definitely wanted to use a quote from the show, but it wasn't until when they were due that she got the full blast of inspiration. 

"When quotes were due, I was struggling with a few teachers in particular who made students worry more about passing the class than actually making sure they learned what was taught," she said. "I didn’t want to put that specific teacher on blast, so I just generalized it because I knew a lot of people who felt the same about different teachers."

She said the structure was inspired by similar tweets she'd seen.

Simsuango clarified on Twitter that she is thankful for all the educators in her life who've made a positive impact — this quote is just for the ones who haven't.

before i get my wig snatched, i appreciate and love all the teachers who’ve impacted my life in more ways than just teaching the material in a syllabus. this was more towards those who made me worry about passing the class than actually learning

— love, lucky (@StayLuckyy) May 17, 2018

Definitely clever, definitely sassy, and definitely relatable. 

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