Another career changer, North Carolina writing teacher Waterfall, points out what she wryly calls “another teaching ‘plus’":
On days like today, when I'm really tired and my sinuses are acting up and my patience is short, I tend to shuffle off into my own little dark corner of the world and feel sorry for myself. In Cubicle Land, it was easy to do this. I would wallow in my depressing little stew for days on end, feeling miserable and hating my life.
When you're teaching school, it's next to impossible to behave in such a self-absorbed way.
This is a good thing.
(From A Sort of Notebook.)
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