Friday, January 29, 2010

Why Teachers are Underpaid


In 10 minutes I have to make my way down to the gym for the annual student Spirit Bowl. Two hours in a large box with few exits filled to brimming with 2400 stomping, shouting, competing, hormone-driven, frontal-lobe-not-yet-fully-developed adolescents. Freshman vs. Sophomore vs. Junior vs. Senior. I've taken my 600 mg of ibuprofen in advance, I'm in my running shoes, but it never gets any easier. I simply don't trust crowd mentality. Teenagers in large groupings = anarchy.

Heaven help me. Include me in your prayers.

6 comments:

silvernic said...

Your title should be "Another Reason That We Know Teachers Are Underpaid," because it doesn't really explain why we are.

Jen said...

May the Lord bless you in this time of trial.

Shannon said...

If you can't beat them (literally...you can't), then join them, right? Hey, that's what those tenni-runners are for. Good luck. I honestly get a chuckle just thinking about the kids' giddy faces and the teachers' looks of death.

Alice said...

Bless you my child. Bless you.

Terresa said...

I like your equation.

"Teenagers in large groupings = anarchy."

Glad you went with your running shoes tied on tight. :)

Cory Reese said...

That seriously exceeds my person-per-square-footage ratio.