Pet Peeves in Ramble On Posted February 22, 2009 When I was in high school, we had a substitute teacher, Mr. Parks. He had only one arm. His other arm was a stump that ended just above his elbow. He would walk the aisles in the classroom and check peoples work and lay his stump on people's shoulders or neck. When I knew he was teaching, I would find a seat in the left corner so that I wouldn't get the stump. I'm not sure if he did it on purpose. He was always nice to me.