Things that nobody tells you about uni life are that at some point, you grow tired of living off instant noodle pots, and that as soon as you become actual roommates with your BFF, all you liked about them turns into everything you hate. And this is just the beginning.

In classes, you meet fellow students, your crush, and the professors. That’s where it gets tricky, ‘cause some of ‘em truly inspire, support, and show you the side of knowledge that may change your life. But some are just so mean they verge on being evil, according to this Twitter thread.

The thread was started by Chris, a senior class president UNC-Chapel Hill, who took it to social media to share how his professor asked for proof of his grandmother’s death in order to excuse his absence from class. “Empathy goes a long way and some folks just don’t have it,” Chris said in a post amassing 194.1K likes.

His story resonated with many more students who shared their own experiences of dealing with questionable, and sometimes plain mean, behavior from professors. Let’s see what they shared right below.

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Too little too late

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

oh my god, this is truly disgusting

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Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

Good for you. Also sorry for your loss.

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Bored Panda reached out to Twitter user Charlsie, @charlsiekate, who shared an incident with a professor she had in her freshman year of college. “I missed the class twice the entire semester, once because my grandfather died. I got a C in the class because the teacher said it was her policy to drop people a letter grade for each absence regardless of the reason,” Charlsie tweeted in the thread.

It turns out, Charlsie didn’t understand that missing the class was such a big deal until the semester was over. “It was an honors class with nine people in it and we actually never got any grades during the semester. The class was Western Civ before 1500 and we did a lot of ancient geography research projects and wrote papers, and the final was a big paper that we turned in the last day of class.”

However, according to the former student, the class “never received any of our class work back and graded until the final day, and then it was only a couple of things. The professor throughout the semester claimed she could not grade things in a timely manner because of vertigo.”

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

There's wifi in hospitals sure, but I cannot access the wifi through my brain while I'm unconscious....

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Vic
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3 months ago

That's just nasty..

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Or maybe an ouija board :/

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Then the class finally received the grades, Charlsie got a C. “I was able to contest the grade through the honors program and the professor’s response was that I missed two classes and she dropped people a letter grade for every missed class. As a side note, no one in the class got an A, everyone else got a B, in a class where she had not graded any of our classroom.”

Charlsie did what she felt she had to and provided all the info, “because I definitely brought her the obit for my grandfather earlier in the semester—showing that I had to miss one class to attend my grandfather’s funeral in a town five hours away.”

The dean of the Honors program stepped in to tell the teacher that she had to change Charlsie’s grade. Since that, the only interaction Charlsie had with the teacher was during a meeting on changing her grade. “She told me I absolutely did not deserve the grade change and that she was only changing it because she was being forced to do so, not because I earned it,” the former student recounted.

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Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

That's just bad teaching. Arbitrary rules only teach you distrust and disrespect..

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

You're badass dude!

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Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

I admit it seems coldhearted, but how many times were they lied to before they got that way. Maybe never, but who knows?

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When it comes to professors' mean behavior, Charlsie believes that there’s some overall confusion that “that professors are supposed to be your friend or your mentor, but they aren’t your friend, and a lot of them see themselves more as your boss, as the gatekeeper.”

In addition, she said she had the feeling that this particular professor didn’t want to be at that state university, and “she hated the football team and the Greek life and the focus on sports and the nightlife.” Having said that, Charlsie doesn’t think that being a professor is “the cushy job it once was, and a lot of professors end up places they never imagined or wanted to be, and they take it out on their students.”

The former student also stressed out that the incident happened a long time ago and it was the worst professor experience she had in college. “Most of my professors were wonderful,” Charlsie said, remembering her freshman year.

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Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

Apparently the professor was not filled with Christian spirit.

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Kristof De Smet
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3 months ago

seems like you know now why she teaches, and isn't really a therapist...

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Nadine
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3 months ago

Just goes to show how someone's insensitive comment can have long-lasting effects. I'm sorry.

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Margaret Rae
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3 months ago

She waited to ask for "proof" in person because she knew it was wrong and didn't want to send her request via email. So messed up

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Karl Baxter
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3 months ago

Having spent over 20 years in Higher Education I can confirm that Universities are frequently a refuge for dysfunctional people who are mad, bad and dangerous to know. These people with their appalling social skills and behaviour wouldn’t survive for 5 minutes outside academia but are somehow tolerated nonetheless.

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Laura Würker
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3 months ago

I really want to know at what lifepoint the teachers thought their behavior is appropriate. What went wrong in their life that they think it is okay to treat their students like that?

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"Simo Häyhä"
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3 months ago

That's just cruel....

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Lisa Reuss
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3 months ago

Un-f*****g-believable. What kind of monsters do we have teaching our young adults???

Aeon Flux
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3 months ago

Professors aren't automatically horrible people. Just people.

M Kate McCulloch
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2 months ago

Professors hear that someone has died about 5 times a semester. One in 10 turns out to be true. While you wish they would imagine what you are going through and show some empathy, also try to imagine what they are going through and return the favor.

Haley Burroughs
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3 months ago

LOL

Carol Emerson
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3 months ago

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People often lie about deaths to get extensions. This is the reason. Has nothing to do with anything but that.

Linnéa Myde
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3 months ago

"I don't want any excuses about dead grandmas" is not exactly a kind was to say that

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

I had a student show up high as a kite for finals after getting hit by a bus and breaking his leg the day before. I sent him home and gave him an incomplete which meant he had next semester to make up the exam.

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KombatBunni
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3 months ago

You poor thing :( hugs for you and best wishes

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KK
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3 months ago

good lord

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Nat Hedley
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3 months ago

Like a professor would know about the real world.

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KK
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3 months ago

So sad. People seriously need to be more understanding.

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

"here's a test for you, professor. If you are standing stationary at a distance of 1m from me, and my fist is travelling at 60km/h, how long until it collides with your face? You have 0.27 seconds"

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

At least she got busted.

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Rachel Peterson
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3 months ago

Awful. And you didn't owe him SH*T, not explanations, not reasons, nothing. So sorry for your loss and the unfortunate @sshole.

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Dragan Shisler
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3 months ago

I kinda hope that prof realized how much of a d**k move it was for him..

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Isabella Vega
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3 months ago

Wow I’m so sorry

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

Not for everyone. I am a PhD now and my adviser though the process was like the lovechild of Santa and Dumbledore. Always kind understanding and willing to go the extra mile for students. We had a Turkish exchange student fall off the roof and break all his limbs and Bill walked him through all the medical billing s**t and applying for aid etc.

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Ian Koch
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3 months ago

that teacher is a beoch.

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

I am surprised the university let that fly.

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