It’s tradition for school leavers to sign each other’s shirts or books as a keepsake to remember the people you once spent every day trapped in a classroom with.
Friends might pen some questionable messages, but you would expect teachers to remain professional until the end and sign you off with a cliché well-wishing for the future.
But one woman has left people in stitches after stumbling across the note one of her teachers left in her leaver’s book – and he didn’t hold back.
Posting a picture of the book on Twitter, @Arcticashhh said: “Still can’t believe this is what my English teacher wrote in my book when I left school.”
It reads: “Ashleigh, sometimes I go home and can’t sleep because your annoying voice that just doesn’t stop keeps ringing in my ears, like the worst torture known to man. That is all. Good luck. Mr Seedat.”
The post has racked up more than 50,000 likes, as she clarified: “Sarcasm at its finest bcos I barely even spoke in that class.
“Can I add, Mr Seedat was a funny as f*** sarcastic teacher, I’m almost certain he wrote something just as funny in everyone else’s books.”
When the “didn’t happen” brigade came out in force in the comments below, the former student tracked down her teacher on social media and sent him the photo, asking him to confirm that he had been the one to pen it.
In a screenshot of message conversation, the teacher can be seen to reply: “Oh my god. It was indeed.”
As the thread went viral, one person commented to say: “Oh my god I could only ever DREAM of being this annoying. Followed you, what an icon.”
A second joked: “Bet you didn’t seedat coming when you asked him to write in there.”
And another revealed their own teacher had written: “I can’t stop thinking about our second lesson together when you accused me of having a mid life crisis and since then, you caused me severe anxiety… but you always fell for my jokes.”