British teachers have shared their outrage after a greeting card company released a selection of cards that they feel insult their profession.
With the British schooling year coming to an end, one greeting card company has released a series of greeting cards for teachers that aren’t quite what you’d expect.
Love Layla is selling cards for parents to give teachers that are less than complimentary, insulting teaching ability, the profession, and even their own children!
Unfair And Ungrateful
The selection of cards feature messages including ‘nursery teacher: the only job where you find yourself saying don’t lick that’, ‘thank f*** my kid doesn’t have you as their teacher next year’, and ‘thanks for putting up with bratty ungrateful children like my classmates’.
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While the company says that the cards were just meant to be a bit of fun, company director Stacey Dennis says that they have received many messages from teachers who feel personally attacked by the range.
“We’ve had lots of messages from teachers on social media who think that our products are insulting and rude towards them,” she said. “We believe they are great fun – as do the parents who have nearly cleared us out of our stock.”
Laugh It Off
Love Layla is known for selling controversial cards, and Stacey says that they have no plans to stop anytime soon.
“We’re used to upsetting some people with some of our range, which despite being sometimes risque, is designed to be a laugh and thoroughly good-natured,” she said.
“I would say that all those outstanding, enthusiastic teachers out there have nothing to worry about but those who may be less than the top of the class should prepare themselves. I’m sure six weeks holiday will help them get over it if they’ve been offended in any way”
As tempting as it might be for some parents to give a card like this, we think we’ll stick to a good old-fashioned thank you card and remind ourselves of the incredible job most teachers do.
Do you think these cards are completely inappropriate or just a bit of fun? Let us know in the comments.