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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.
"My grades may be low. But, on the bright side, so is my cholesterol."
"Rosalie—your poor performance this year has reduced your parents' investment in you by almost seventy per cent."
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'I would have had higher grades, but I donated them to charity.'
"What did you expect from a failing education system?"
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'I don't know whether these are good grades or not. The teacher calls them unique.'
"I messed up a couple of quizzes but I didn't think that rose to the level of an 'F'."
"I'm the victim of negative advertising."
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'Hey - don't blame ME...it's YOUR D.N.A.'
"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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'You're FLUNKING me? - Doesn't SENIORITY count for anything around here?'
"How can they call this a progress report?"
"Before we begin, I just want to say how happy we are for this opportunity for an open-minded discussion about your complete failure to improve our son's academic performance."
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"You can't see a grief counselor just because you got a 'B'."
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"What the hell happened in P.E.?"
"You need to start eating homework with better grades."
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Caution. Father could explode at any moment!
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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.'
'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.'
"Psssst. Fix your report card?"
The Marks of Zorro
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'An F? How do you get an F in 'Gathering?''