I’m a teacher who is bitter because I don’t make minimum wage while another teacher is making x5 what I’m making.
It’s not the money that I hold in contempt, it’s the fact that’s she’s so incompetent that she doesn’t deserve it.
How do I know that she’s incompetent?!
A student of hers wrote in an essay:
‘…was the first inventor to take out a patent on his invention…’
She marked it down as incorrect because she though that he meant ‘patience’. I tried to correct her mistake before she redistributed the papers again, but she kept insisting that the student was wrong and it was supposed to be ‘patience’ not ‘patent’. I explained that patent is a real word that was used correctly in terms of context while patience would not make any sense. She still argued.
I finally asked her if she actually knew what ‘patent’ meant.
She did not.
So there I was explaining to a fellow teacher who should know better what patent was and how her student trumped her in terms of vocab.