Memories of your schooldays will undoubtedly have influenced your current perceptions of the teaching profession.

If you remember the painful swish of the cane, you will empathise with the pupil who was caught filling his music teacher's violin case with maggots. Revenge is best served cold, so the saying goes.

Backchat understands that the writhing maggots lay undiscovered for two days.

The only recompense for the teacher was that Allianz Cornhill agreed it had insured the violin for professional cleaning, thus rendering it liable for the cost of disposing of the maggots.

Nevertheless, Backchat is baffled at the genius of a teenage mind, which still has the capacity to wreak revenge of the highest order despite the consequences.

A broker in the making...