A young woman came into a shop and bought a carrot and as far as she is concerned in English schools or Colleges this is hugely funny - is a terrible lie for a teacher to correct her .. and she can put gum on the floor stick cushions on the chair break your back and do what she likes and anyone who stands up to her is in England and Britain a bad teacher. Teachers in Britain are not the most popular of individuals you can join Queer London teach all day if you wish but believe me if you fail that little bird on her French Oral she will folllow you to the ends of the earth and even though I have retired from teaching I still wouldnt pass her on her French Oral and as a matter of fact she would fail her English Oral as the Man in the Shop is not a teacher bad or good and putting a carrot in front of him girls is just not funny and neither are broken or damaged backs either your teachers or your own. Burgess of Bristol has a drawing on his white board elevating the difference between "good" and "bad" teachers I guess in The UK. When I was working in Europe all my employers believed this notion and would only employ bar maids not teachers to teach English . so perhaps Burgess of Bristol University should "graph" bar maids as they are more popular in Europe than teachers generally. But as a teacher in Europe I came out with a glowing report and got a Rose for my good work in Central and Eastern Europe . sorry girls .. not a carrot! Thanks BBC Blogs .. hard work results in dividends!