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The cake was great and the icecream was delicious, but deep down inside, he knew that some day his parents would discover that 'f' wasn't for 'fantastic', and then none of it would be worth it.
"Rosalie—your poor performance this year has reduced your parents' investment in you by almost seventy per cent."
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'I don't know whether these are good grades or not. The teacher calls them unique.'
"I'm the victim of negative advertising."
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"Someday I'll hire lots of smart people to work for me."
'And it's not just me...Ms. Anthrope doesn't seem to like anyone.'
"Your mother and I have seen your report card, and we've decided to distance ourselves from you."
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"How can they call this a progress report?"
'You're FLUNKING me? - Doesn't SENIORITY count for anything around here?'
"What the hell happened in P.E.?"
"You need to start eating homework with better grades."
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'If I don't do my homework I'll get bad grades- I'll never get a job and won't be able to pay for your long term care. You do the maths.'
Caution. Father could explode at any moment!
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'And just what type of sensitive material could a second grader have that makes him want a paper shredder for his birthday?'
'I only got a C minus, but as soon as I get home, I'm planning on downloading an upgrade.'
The Marks of Zorro
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"Psssst. Fix your report card?"
'An F? How do you get an F in 'Gathering?''
"You said you didn't want to see another bad report card so you'd better wear this blindfold."
"You told me not to bring home another bad report card so I brought home Billy's."
Report card shows faulty intelligence.
"Why can't you be more like little Hester Prynne? She's getting straight A's."
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"'Good' is not enough."
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''C-minus'? ??" Do you know how long it took me to find and download this term paper?'
"Creative endeavour is somehting we encourage at this school...but not with spelling."