This LOL Cat reminded me of a part of my former career you might not have considered. Probably when you think about teachers you've had, the good, the bad, and the ugly come to mind. Maybe you think about some who were inspiring and some who should have never gone into teaching at all. Occasionally I have those teacher dreams that are really nightmares because they usually involve not being prepared, having no control over the class, not being able to find my classroom, and such as that. We teachers all recognize the categories, and those of you in other professions have your variations of them.
I enjoyed teaching when I did it but wouldn't go back to it for anything. Well, that's not entirely true. I'd teach high school another year for Oprah's money she makes in a year. However, I wouldn't teach pre-school for hers and Bill Gates's money! First of all, I don't know how, and secondly, it really would be a nightmare! We all have our limits.
When I retired, I was happy to know I'd never have to give another group of people permission to get a drink of water or go to the restroom. How weird is that in a job? Who else has to do that? Explaining things for a living is one thing, but that is weird. The part of teaching I disliked the most was being in charge of the behavior of other people. I did it, of course, because it's part of the job. I definitely preferred teaching those college classes where they come in, sit down, stay quiet, and do their work without my having to remind them or correct/punish them. I like teaching but not a lot of the other stuff that goes with it. And I LOVE retirement!!!
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