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Denham (Character)
from To Sir, with Love (1967)

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From To Sir, with Love (1967)
[Mr. Thackeray, retaining his calm manner after excoriating the female students for their disgusting and sluttish behavior, returns to his classroom with the windows open after the females got ridden of a "sanitary pad" they brought inside]
Mark Thackeray: [grabs the books from his desk and drops them into the wastebasket] Those are out. They are useless to you. I suddenly realized that you are not children, that you'll be adults in a few weeks with all the responsibilities that implies. So from now on, you will be treated as such by me and by each other. As adults, responsible adults. Next, we are going to reasonable with each other. We are just going to talk, you and I. You are going to listen without interruption, and when I am finished, one of you may have your say without interruptions. Next, as...
[Pamela rudely storms into the classroom, interrupting Thackeray new adult approach method]
Pamela Dare: Oh, blimey, what a morning I've had. Everything's gone wrong. First of all, the bleeding alarm didn't go off. Then I had to wait hours for a bus. Do you know, I think I must have stood there for about three bleeding hours waiting for a bus...
Mark Thackeray: For example, there are two ways to enter a room. One is like an adult, a lady with dignity. The other is like a brat. Miss Dare has just shown us the second way. Perhaps she would care to demonstrate the first.
[Pamela gets up and walks out of the classroom, then two seconds later walks back in politely]
Pamela Dare: [to the class, quietly] I'm sorry I'm late.
[Pamela takes her seat at her desk]
Mark Thackeray: [continues] Next, we are all going to observe certain courtesies in this classroom. You will call me "sir" or "Mr. Thackeray". The young ladies will be addressed as "Miss", the boys by their surnames.
Potter: [protests] Yeah, why should we call 'em "Miss"? We know 'em.
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