Top Ten Worst Things About P.E. Lessons

I am glad to say that P.E. is behind me. Waste of my life and made me look like an idiot. But I still have horrific memories. Let all your troubles out here.

The Top Ten

1 It robs you of your dignity

This so deserves 1st, I'm pretty sure sport teachers are meant to be mean, make you do PE in the freezing or boiling weather, and people that are bad at PE ( like me) are called fat and tubby, I don't like sport because it's THE ENTIRE REASON WHY I'm BULLIED! I just wanna say to my PE teacher: look at me you idiot, how am I fat when I'm obviously the lightest kid in the school. If PE never existed then I would rate school a 10/10, PE is pointless for me because I'm underweight and I really am the lightest kid (relative to size) in my school, also. I hate school because everyone says 'it makes you kool' with a stupid K. And also those stupid 'stop making children play or watch the T.V. , it's just a massive scam to ruin children's life, also when I was in year 1 (when I was 5) we only had 1 day for a PE lesson, and half of it was mostly maths, oh I miss those days. Every sports day I was last because everyone cheated and they were the popular kids, I told the teachers and they said I ...more - Harri666

As I've said many times before. If you can't run as fast, or jump as high, it's all exposed to your expense and you get mocked. Seriously cruel. - PositronWildhawk

I never saw the point in PE. It was two hours a week of hell where the instructor would be waiting for you, rubbing their hands gleefully together. Awful! - Britgirl

Yes, plus it's never gonna help people who got jobs like a Car seller. Sure the people who want to do it can do it, but not EVERYONE! - RockStarr

There's the same athletic team captains all the time who sometimes don't even notice my existence and I'm terrible at the "sports" that I will not use in the future.

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2 They expect you to enjoy it

I hate gym class because a bunch of kids in my grade are super athletic and I am definitely not, and I definitely can't run really far and I'm super short, so I hate the jumps and oh my god whenever I mess up, everybody besides the ones that also experience got really mad and start screaming at me. Also, just the idea of gym makes me break out in a cold sweat

Yes, running a giant lap in 100 degree weather is the most fun of all. You know what else is fun? Being mocked and judged because you're bad at the sport and for some reason everyone thinks you're the worst person to ever exist. But when someone fails a text in, say math, it's like "Pfft, stupid math. You did well, buddy."

I didn't like religious studies. That was fine. I didn't like PE, and somehow that was alien to them. The mind boggles. - PositronWildhawk

The socialistic attitude displayed by certain P.E teachers (who shall remain nameless, except that they begin with C and N, and end with olin Henry and ikki Bloor) puts me in mind of several 20th century dictators. I believe that part of the reason they teach P.E is to get back on the children of those that bullied them at school. Also, have you seen their shorts?

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3 P.E. teachers are always merciless tyrants

My PE teacher really didn't like me very much. I used to be a chubby girl. She used to call me Tina Tubs and laugh when I puffed during cross-country. Awful, spiteful woman. I would so love to see her now... - Britgirl

One of my P.E. teachers was REALLY nice. My class didn't have the most athletic kids, and did she mock them? No. But she moved to the high school the year after I had her, and now I am stuck with all of the bad teachers. - Minecraftcrazy530

YES. Once I actually was so irritated by her that when she asked for me to give her the football I just threw it at her feet..

Not all PE teachers yell at us like the stereotypes. My teachers don't even yell at us, we just try the best we can. - AnimeDrawer

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4 A student bad at most subjects but good at PE is said to be doing well. A student good at most subjects but bad at PE is considered to be doing badly.

I can relate to this so well. For all you P.E. teachers, listen up.
You are all terrible people. Smart kids hate you. You ruined my life. Because of you, I have to resort to talking to my own head for comfort. You make me and my friends look like idiots, while jocks and cheerleaders are praised for their physical abilities. Do you know how unfair that is? Because of your class, I don't have all A's on my report cards. You're the bane of my existence. Because of you, I hate myself. I want to be someone else. Because of you, I am bullied beyond belief. Because of you, I have no real friends. You give people a reason to hate me. Therefor, I hate you.

The most unfair thing in the world. I make no exaggeration. - PositronWildhawk

This is not true, first of all you do not have to be a sport freak to be successful in life, and how does one subject impact everything? - bjinmaro64

I know dudes in my class who get straight A's and excel pretty well in sports, so this is not exactly true. I am a straight A's student, and I am one of the fastest girls in my school(track and field) and can play soccer pretty well and do curl ups well. - AnimeDrawer

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5 They act like it's the most important thing ever

Oh yeah, I'm gonna totally use a basketball or kick a ball in a net to save my History grade. Seriously, I have some dumb tournament thing with football and I just wanna read Catching Fire again, not aimlessly walk around while nobody passes me the ball and yells at me at sensibly walking away if it's gonna break my glasses. Oh sorry, I think winning a dumb goal is more important than wasting money to fix my glasses.

Well, it is important to be active and healthy though, for those who don't think it is essential. There are some people who won't play after school sports, so they do sports during school time. Education for a career is also important, but so is your health. You can die from being overweight and have a lot of health problems for not being active. - AnimeDrawer

Really? Is it? You can run really fast, that's cool. Can you count up to ten? I'll give you a week to figure it out. - PositronWildhawk

Oh my God it is so annoying

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6 You get mocked if you do badly

My teacher made fun off me after running the mile and she still does mock me

Its not nice when I play soccer, when I touch the ball with my hand everyone yells at me!

You get teased when you make a mistake

My teachers never mock me while I do badly. Maybe the students though. I suck at throwing balls and stuff like that. - AnimeDrawer

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7 You have to do it

I've had to suffer through grades and grades of P. E. While I had one merciful teacher who allowed me to decide whether I could or could not do an activity, my other teachers are quite forceful about me having to participate. It's unfortunate that P.E. is a "core subject", despite the fact most people do not plan on being athletic. I understand if it's just simple running, but we have to learn about professional techniques and run as though we were child athletes. It's unreasonable, as it's compulsory even for those with health problems, but it's necessary to even pass the grade with mediocre scores.

Until about junior year in high school, I had to take this course, and I benefited zilch from it. There's people that are good enough in sports, for scholarships and all that jazz, but I'm not one of those. I could care less how they would live their lives. But not me. Not everyone has to stay fit physically to survive, and it can be worse if you over-exert it, then you're weaker than everyone else. Having to have a PE course as a requirement just to go up the grade levels is a horrible thing for those who don't want to do it, yet at the same time failing isn't an option either. - NuMetalManiak

But it is important though, like I said, some people don't get excercise after school. You have to be active, or else you can become overweight. You don't need to be the best at every sport, but at least be active and healthy. - AnimeDrawer

I like this that you have to do it. It’s really fun in my school

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8 Exhaustion is no excuse

There was a girl in my classroom that fainted during P.E. And when she woke up, they acted as if nothing had ever happened, and they made her run laps with the rest of us. - DogsUnleashed

Why would coaches treat us like this? We run a million laps non-stop for the whole period for failing a mile run, one sensitive girl fell down crying in pain and my teacher called her a 5 year old cry baby and was sent to the office automatically after arguing. JUST WHY!? as she cried while arguing with my pe teacher, I continued to run faster away from my teacher as fast as I can. The time when we change, my teacher gave me this weird look on my face deep into my soul, I had shivers down to my spine afterwards. I was very angry that I wished I could burn down my school.

"What's that? You feel dizzy and like you're going to pass out? Oh, just get up, never give up and just remember: It's no excuse because being as thin as a piece of paper is really important."

My teacher in pe is the oppisite of these things on the list - bjinmaro64

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9 Injuries

What's worse is when they think you're faking it.
Oh, look, there's blood on my face! No, I never hurt myself, I was running around for half an hour with ketchup on my tongue! - PositronWildhawk

I get sore a lot. Fun fact- I said this on a list, and guess what? It gets thumbed down! Whatever, idiots - Pony

Worse for girls with boobs. It kills.

love it

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10 It's dull and boring

I agree completely. I would much rather be doing something interesting like studying nuclear fusion.

No, being fit isn't that boring since it's actually important to your health. If you still think it's boring, maybe obstacle courses would excite you more in PEL

You are worng


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The Contenders

11 The Beep Test

Yes! The pacer is so annoying!

Don't you guys have better things to do than be on this website?

You never know when the beginning and ending beeps will happen, so you have to always run as fast as you can just to then stop and be anxious about the next beep for a few seconds.
I prefer just normal running by a tenfold

12 You are being forced to run a mile

In my school you have to run a mile once a week. I am athletic but I suck at running. When I'm running I can't catch my breath and literally feel that I am about to pass out then the PE teacher says "run faster! " "try harder" but what he does not understand is that I'm like half way dead. Once a kid stopped because he felt he was about to barf but the teacher just says "well do you have Asthma? " and he said no so the teacher made him run 2 more laps. He got sent home for eventually throwing up which lead to him not being able to finish the rest of school so because of the mile he missed any lessons that might actually be important in his lifetime.

Not a huge deal for me. I have 7:08 as my highest score. But I understand some people cannot be that fast due to health issues or other problems. There some people that try and that's okay. But there are some people that all they do is walk and talk on the track and don't even try. Like I said, there are some people who are not fast, but not doing anything? - AnimeDrawer

Oh, I hate this. I am super bad at running and I am not athletic. The Mile Run is for a grade and while my P.E. teachers are nice(I feel for all you guys with horrible P.E. teachers), I feel they want to torture me just for fun. Usually, I don't even run, I walk, and I usually never finish walking 4 laps(I currently have a 75 in P.E. because I am horrible at it). - Sunwhisker

Every day at my school, the annoying coaches make us run 5 laps around our field, which is equal to 1 mile (I did the calculations, it's actually more than a mile. Stupid.)
And you can tell the coaches are perverted,
they always stare at ANY girl's exposed skin every time we do pushups, sit-ups, e.t.c.
Oh yeah, not to mention these coaches are much less in good shape than us students. All they do is sit around and yell at us. Ugh.

13 Your coach is sexist

Yeah, the boys can play football or basketball. Girls? You can go crawl through each others legs and lie on each other. Periods? Don't be stupid. You're only 16.

As a male I am constantly depressed to do PE because I enjoy classwork way more, I get mocked and also my coach is sexist. The females do athletics and running, things that I am moderately good at and all we have to do is football. Football and basketball, my 2 least favourite sports. - P1R8K1NG

Girls, you can do the easy stuff, boys you can do a million mile lap around the field and then lift 15-ton weights.

Lmao I thought this would be a legitimate argument about people stereotyping girls and all but it's just a bunch of insecure boys complaining about harsh teachers lol - ProPanda

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14 It's embarrassing when you do poorly

I try my best but I still suck at PE and everyone else in my class is amazing! Its really embarrasing when I can't catch, kick, throw a ball. 5 year olds are probably better than me. I'd do anything just to be good at one sport, I would not care which sport. I feel so bad in teams because I wish I was helpful and could actually help the team win, most of the time I'm the reason why we lose. I freak out before every PE lesson and worry myself so much the night before I lose sleep.

Others yell at you, and some laugh. Either way you will end up being embarrassed. I am still in middle school so I still am going through this. I made the mile run, but only behind everyone else. Why can't we choose whether we want P.E in our lives or not?

I've seen a lot of bad players... - bjinmaro64

15 It is extremely useless

I am a teenage girl and in my opinion, gym class is the worst subject ever. In my school, the teacher tells us every useless rule for every sport. Since I am not athletic, these rules will not help me in life. I'm not going to sign a million-dollar contract to my favorite team or join the US Olympic team. Plus, my school makes us take TESTS in gym on all those lame rules! You are amazing if you agree with me.

I understand why math, science, and language arts are taught consistently in schools - they give you knowledge you can use in the future. All PE does is force you turn run in circles and talk to F- losers for an hour.

Must agree, anonymous. It's just ludicrous how this "lesson" is compared with other subjects, right? It's an educational downfall, really. - PositronWildhawk

No, it's useful, though it depends on your teacher and the curriculum. It's best to be sort of well rounded both academically and physically.

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16 Fat teachers that sit in a chair eating Big Macs while making you run miles

I have had 2 of those kinds... I almost threw up afterwards from the running and than a fat chubby face cheing on a big mac ugh.

I've never had a pe teacher like this and I hope I never do

They aren't ft - Nateawesomeness

There was this one lazy son of a female doge teacher that got fired for rape. He ate big macs on his chair.

17 You don't know how to play, and the teacher yells at you

My teacher does not yell at us at all. - AnimeDrawer

The teachers always moan at you and then they pick what t and u go in and then before u know it your with like 5 girls who hate u and u hate them and then they scream at u for not playing the game right and then if u say something back they look at u like you're the bully

18 P.E. teachers only say nice things about the popular kids

My P.E. teachers say nice things about everyone, not just popular kids. But maybe those are other mean teachers. - AnimeDrawer

This should be in top 3 this is also very true.

19 They don't let you take breaks when you're hot and sweaty

We are allowed to take little breaks in between sometimes. - AnimeDrawer

Really In Soccer, Football, baseball, and more have running. They make you hot and sweaty. The PE Teachers don't care if your hot and sweaty. Their goal is to rob people's life when their not sporty. So Positron Wildhawk I agree o n this 100 percent. I feel your pain. - Jake09

You do have halftime,and it's good to be sweating because you knew you worked hard - Nateawesomeness

Coach: Hey kids lets go play footba
All: that's not as bad as soccer
5 minutes later

20 You are the only one who's bad in class

Everyone at my school is a size 2 anorexic girl or a boy too obsessed in sports to have gotten anything done in life. I, on the other hand, am the only obese girl in our entire grade.

That's me! The horrible player who doesn't know how to hold a hockey stick! - lovefrombadlands

No, that's half and half for my class, so I can't relate.

Yeah... I don't try in that class anywyas - Lucretia

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