Now, in any given year I have around three-hundred and fifty pupils on my timetable. I think it's fair to say that usually the arsehole quota will reach triple digits most years. While you obviously regret your particular brand of arseholeism, can I put your mind at rest and tell you that there was nothing exceptional about it? It didn't bother me that much. Coping with it is, after all, what I got paid for and when I wasn't working, I did and do things like drink, eat, sleep, read books, watch movies, hang out with friends, raise my children,
Ego-centrism is part and parcel of the adolescent experience but I have to say that I'm more than a little disappointed that you don't seem to have got over this. I often meet former pupils and the more troubled but intelligent ones realise we were just falling into the roles society had assigned for us. They give you a nod of recognition as if to say, "I was an asshole and I thought you were an asshole but we've both moved on from that." And you nod back, saying, "Uh huh. Peace - and all the best for the future." So what's the deal with you, man? You're talking about 'us'. There is no 'us', dude - it was thirty years ago. What makes you think I'm interested in your apology now? You weren't that important then.
P.S. Don't call me 'Danny', you over-familiar little prick. It's 'Sir' or Mr McGlumpher.