-Teacher: Hello, Mr. Smith, your son threw a pencil in class today and hit another student in the head.
-Parent: Oh really, well I’m about to divorce my third wife because I’m having an affair with a beagle. My boss yells at me a lot for talking on the phone at work and my son’s real mom is a Satan worshiper who put a curse on me so I can’t win the lottery, so that is why little Jonny is acting up. Please, stop picking on my son.
-Teacher: Ok thanks.
As a teacher you find out that A LOT of people have no business raising kids, which is probably not a shock, but it’s sad to see exactly how parents can mess up a child first- hand. Many parents think that teachers have some magic power that can make kids act human, they don’t. In fact, many students’ see teachers as another authority figure out to make their life worse, because that is what they have come to expect from adults. “Oh your child tried to burn the house down then robbed the liquor store, but you’re surprised I can’t get him to do this worksheet about turtles?”