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Our teacher comes to class straight from his law office, always in a tie and sometimes in a suit. Always very professional. Today I'm surprised to see him in a pale yellow coat and bright green tie. It assaults the eyes and makes me think of white jackets and celery.

"Nice tie, sir," I say, feeling that it needs commenting on.

He laughs and wonders aloud whether or not I'm being sarcastic.

"So!" Coat off, tie loosened, shirts sleeves rolled, laptop out. "What did everyone do on their day off yesterday? Around the room. Anna, start!"

I grin, remembering. "I received a shipment three weeks early."

"A shipment of what?"

I smile, shake my head, put my arm on the table and lean on my hand. "Well, it's kind of embarrassing."

"Ooooooh." A collective noise like I've been called to the principal's office.

"No, okay, it was a…a set of Doctor Who action figures."

I'd said embarrassing because we're college students; because I'd been running around the house with Eleven in my hand like he was going to vanish if I let go of him. Because I squealed over the detail on Four's scarf, lamented an orange tint on Five's shoes, and regretted that Nine wasn't in his green shirt.  Because I stood Six on his head and told him he was an asshole for the way he treated Perry. The box had said they were great for display; for collectors, but it was becoming very clear I wasn't going to leave them behind plastic. Poor Seven already fell off the kitchen counter. They were toys, plain and simple. And I was a bit old for that.

"What's that?" Violet asks, turning around to frown at me.

"It's a British show, which is why it was supposed to take so long, 'cause they're not sold in America."

"Is it good?"

"Yeah, once you get over it being, well, British, because they don't do comedy the way we do. But it's really good-"

The teacher claps his hands, alerting me to his laugher. "Doctor Who! I had no idea anyone still watched that! What was that, the most low-budget, psychedelic show on public television?"

I sit rigidly in my seat. "They've made a new series now-"

"But it was just RIDICULOUS, wasn't it? You actually watch that? I had no idea they were still showing it!"

"Actually," I say stiffly, "I had to pirate it."

"REALLY?! You went to all that trouble?? Doctor Who! Wow, THAT was a low-budget show…"

"It was 1969!" I exclaim. "They couldn't exactly help it!"

"Well maybe, but even for the time period it seemed particularly bad. Action figures, huh? How much did you pay for them?"

I take a deep breath. "Am I to understand, Sir, that you don't like Doctor Who?"

"Well, I…like I said, it's psychedelic, low-budget, and kind of stupid."

"Mmhmm." I lean back and cross my arms. "I don't like your tie."
I stayed after class and said I was sorry I'd insulted his tie. He left with a parting shot about "That guy in the silly rainbow coat." Damn you, Six.
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor Who is awesome, classic or new.
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EmmaTollysViolin Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You apologized afterwards? You shouldn't have. ;) Way to be above anger! Honestly, though, he deserved it.

"I don't like your tie. You should have worn a bow tie. Bow ties are cool."
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ololosha-ololoeva Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Ahh it's cool^)))
Can you let me translate it please?)
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MariposaAzure Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes! Nice story. I can see why you got mad. :P
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pinballwitch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Funny, great. :) Thanks for sharing!

Congrats on DLD!
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KibaDemon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
THE NEW SERIES IS AWESOME! Your teacher sucks.
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madbluebox Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
Yesyesyes
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Here's an idea:
1. Buy a season/series pack from the new series (doesn't matter which one) and have it nicely giftwrapped.
2. Give to teacher as Christmas/birthday gift (or leave anonymously on doorstep if possible for extra trolling factor :D)
3. ???
4. Profit! XP

And about the coat, NOBODY but the producers wanted it. Not even Colin Baker. This recolored figure [link] is pretty close to what Colin originally wanted to do with Six, but the producers forced him to wear the "silly rainbow coat" instead.
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HondaAmaya Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Fan-tastic! BRILLIANT! Just. Just, I love you for doing that.
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starlingthefairy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Your teacher seems to be a bit of an ass-hat.
I'm very jealous of the extent of your action figure collection.
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