Unfit for Education is the fourth chapter of Bittersweet Candy Bowl. Yashy contemplates when she should be starting pre-school herself. Meanwhile during Lunch, Sue attempts to have the gang take part of an experiment regarding obsessive compulsive disorders.


The chapter begins with Lucy wondering when school will be over, the idea prompting Yashy to wonder when she should be starting school herself, the idea becoming of some amusement to Mike. Not seeing the answers she's looking for between Mike's bullying and Lucy's insistence she isn't like them, Yashy throws a paper ball at the teacher to get her attention, before asking if there were any school programs available to her. She is immediately put down by the teacher for being nothing more than a pet, and then angrily consigns herself to be with the other pets in the class - a hamster called Hamtaro.

During break, Sue gathers several others to perform in a test on a hypothesis on obsessive compulsive disorders. Meanwhile, David develops his own hypothesis with Amaya as his test subject, that all teens go through puberty and is promptly slapped by her when he attempts to feel her chest. Lucy agrees to help before being followed by Mike. Yashy asks to join, but still bitter from Lucy's teacher first asks whether or not it can only be taken by superior species, before being joined by Paulo and Daisy as well.

Sue explains her test is a repetition on a hypothesis they learned where attempting to block a bad thought will make it more intrusive. She tells the group not to think of a polar bear and to say 'bear' if they do think of one. While the others around him fail to keep the idea out of their heads, Mike instead thinks of Lucy, until he thinks of her soft white fur and then imagines a polar bear. When Sue gives the OK to stop, Yashy finds herself unable to and keeps saying 'Bear'. Mike makes another jeer about her only having a one-track mind causing Yashy to snap and attack him. Lucy makes an observation she stopped saying bear, to Yashy's realisation.

Volume One Simple Pleasures · Gaming Rivalry · Merry Snow Day · Unfit for Education · The Burden of Parenthood · Prom Preparation · Helping Hands · Show and Tell · Pep Rally · Intermission: Catty Remarks · Off to the Movies · Puppy Love · Confrontation · Aftermath · Field Day · Unfulfilled Fantasy · Farewell, Middle School · Intermission: Mike’s Birthday · Blurry Memories · Intermission: Yashy’s Birthday · Hot Pursuit · Enter High School · A Difficult Choice · A New Leaf · Wardrobe Malfunction · Intermission: Daisy’s Birthday · Humble Approach · Unmerry Melodies · Left Behind · Misunderstanding and Change · Intermission: Lucy’s Birthday · Of Little Monsters and Pockets · Feline Festivities · Intermission: Do Ask, Do Tell · Mid-term Time · Troubled Waters · Intermission: Wishful Thinking · Carry On · Intermission: Break Time · Follow Me · Onwards to Adventure · Intermission: Box of Tricks · Bonding · Tread Carefully · Intermission: Hydrothunder Tantrum · Under Pressure · Crash and Burn · Intermission: Out of the Frame · A Different Side · Intermission: Birthday Double-Team · Rising Temperature · Love My Way · Moving On · Intermission: Having Kittens · Invitation · Arrival · Search and Rescue · Intervention · Return · New Beginnings
Volume Two: Starting Over Story Summary: Starting Over · Pick Me Up · In the End · Wonderland · A Distance Apart · Unrequited · Another Shoulder · Casting Call · Intermission: Turning Tides · Intermission: Sensible Precautions · Back and Forth · Molly’s Adventure · Up to Bat · To The Top · Another Path · Mischief Night
Volume Three Rehearsal · Feline Filibuster · Pillow Talk · Intermission: Raw and Uncensored · Call Waiting · Carry Me · On Our Own · Fade Away · December · At Loose Ends
Volume Four Piece of Cake · Just Beautiful · Buddy System · Ten Seconds to Midnight · Curtain Call · Breaking Up · Leaving Home · Study Buddy · Safe Boundaries · Critical Hit · Happy Hour
Volume Five Take Heart · Intermission: Love Note · Local Area · Small Fry · Intermission: Test Drive · Scenic Route · Intermission: Textual Harassment · Total Recall · Trapped · Boy Toy · Intermission: Casual Outing · Class of 2008
Not yet in print Guest of Honor · Golden Hour · Intermission: Ice Block · Dial Tone · Table for One · Clean Slate · Model Girlfriend · Love Again · Intermission: Test Dummy · Unspoken Rule ·
Bittersweet Club International Cracks in the Ice · Sweet Dreams · Magic Tricks · Disaster Dominoes · Another Chance · April Comics · May Comics · Dinner Time · Accidents Will Happen · Mostly Harmless · Another Kiss · First Dance · In Deep · Promise · Family Comix · Lemonade Stand · Movie Night · Christmas Dinner · Drinking Games · Midnight Visitor · Ghost Stories · Store Credit · Baby Blues · Another Trip · Another December · Another Boyfriend · Fork in the Road · Love Letters · Blind Date · Augustus, You Jerk #2 · Magical Girl Redux ·
Other Unfulfilled dayyyy · The First Meeting · First Interaction · Development of Friendship · Chirpy’s Introduction · Unfinished Abbey Chapter · Magical Girl Lucy-chan · Another Plan