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Getting There…With a Lot of Headaches

by dimensionaltales

Well…it happened. I finally snapped at a student who was my own. I didn’t think it would happen. I thought I had a handle on my temper, especially since I was dealing with teenagers. Moreover, I was dealing with my usual group of teenagers so I didn’t think that would have been the case. But, alas, here we are.

So, what happened?

Well, it wasn’t about my tuition payment although that might cause some headaches in the future. No. No. No. I’m talking about a new student in my class.

She’s the daughter of rich parents and, unlike the other students, she acts like it. The girl is rude and disrespectful to my colleague, a sweet young lady who would make the perfect mother, and didn’t seem to care about her feelings. Following that, she was always falling asleep in all of her classes – and I do mean all of her classes. Every teacher, including myself, has chastised her about it but she was unfazed by it all.

This went on for weeks until I learned that she was talking to her friends on the phone in the dorm which is a big “no-no”. But, again, she demonstrated no amount of care. in fact, she made it clear that she has four phones and had hidden them around the school. This only ticked me off. What really pissed me off was what happened next…

Her parents only acted as if they understood us. They didn’t want to do the actual parenting as “that’s what they paid us for”. Yes, those were their exact words. Then, that following day, she went asleep in my class again.

I snapped and yelled, “GET OUT!!”

Everybody was shocked by me because I rarely raised my voice to a student. The girl was even more shocked and tried to protest and I only repeated myself even louder. She left and reported to the Discipline Office only for them to take my side, which was a first. Now, she and her parents have become the focal point of everybody’s ire. Hopefully, this will be the spark to ignite a fire in her to make her act right. God, I hope so, because I felt shitty as hell snapping like that.

My grandma made it clear that this was going to happen, eventually. She also told me that it was going to happen again, soon, because that’s the nature of teenagers. Pushing boundaries is part of their nature.

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