It takes a certain type of person to be a teacher - I for one couldn't do it. But one teacher has truly nailed the fine art of getting unruly kids to sit down and get on with their work, using what can only be described as emotional blackmail to control their class.
According to a post on Reddit, u/Heroic0's teacher warned students that he'd drop Avengers: Endgame spoilers bit by bit if they got too rowdy.
The post shows a picture of a white board, where the teacher has written out a phrase but left some crucial words missing (although a couple have already been filled in): "In Endgame, within the first 20 minutes, Thanos ____ because of Thor."
Obviously, the kids haven't taken the savage teacher seriously, as the words Thanos and Thor have already been added to the phrase, taking them dangerously close to what could be a film-ruining spoiler.
Just be quiet, eh kids?
Joe and Anthony Russo would not approve. The brothers behind the two most recent Avengers movies shared a heartfelt letter to the world in the days leading up to the release of Endgame, where they begged fans not to ruin the experience for others by sharing spoilers online.
"This is it. This is the end," the letter reads. "The end of an unprecedented narrative mosaic spanning eleven years and eleven franchises.
"For all of you who have been on this journey with us since the very beginning, sharing every high and low with your family, your friends, your classmates, your co-workers. Investing so deeply in every character and storyline. Laughing. Cheering Shedding tears. Giving so freely of your thoughts and emotions in spirited dialogue, theories, fan art, and fan fiction.
"Please know that the two of us, along with everyone involved in Endgame, have worked tirelessly for the last three years with the sole intention of delivering a surprising and emotionally powerful conclusion to the Infinity Saga.
"Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we're once again asking for your help. When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don't spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn't want it spoiled for you."
Although it would be great if some people weren't intent on ruining it for others, the best way to avoid spoilers is to quite simply avoid the internet.
Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com, said: "I think some minimal consideration is due to a person who has not yet watched the thing that you are preparing to discuss on social media.
"But at the same time, I think the responsibility primarily falls upon the spoilee. You know how social media works."
Featured Image Credit: Reddit/Heroic0