Sunday, February 27, 2005

Teaching vs. Prison

Just in case you ever got the two mixed up, this should make things a bit clearer:

IN PRISON: You spend the majority of your time in a room with one other person who doesn't want to cooperate.
IN SCHOOL: You spend the majority of the time in a room with 20-30 children who don't want to cooperate.

IN PRISON: You get three free hot meals a day.
IN SCHOOL: You only get one meal, you pay for it and you get to wait in line for the microwave to heat it, so you can have about 3 1/2 minutes left to eat it.

IN PRISON: You get time off for good behavior.
AT SCHOOL: You get more work for good behavior.

IN PRISON: The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.
AT SCHOOL: You must open all the doors for yourself while balancing all the papers you took home to grade.

IN PRISON: You can watch TV and play games.
AT SCHOOL: You get fired for watching TV and playing games.

IN PRISON: You get your own toilet.
IN SCHOOL: You have to share your bathroom with some idiot who tinkles on the seat.

IN PRISON: They allow your family and friends to visit.
AT SCHOOL: You can't even speak to your family on the phone because you are usually too busy taking care of someone else's family.

IN PRISON: The taxpayers pay all your expenses with no work required.
AT SCHOOL: You get to pay all the expenses to go to work, and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.

IN PRISON: You must deal with sadistic wardens.
AT SCHOOL: They are called administrators.

(from an email sent to me by a fellow music prof a few days ago)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "[The Playboy Jazz Festival] would be a great one to play; you'd get all kinds of exposure."--Halfling, over dinner tonight. He wasn't really talking about the usual "exposure" found in Playboy, of course, but he realized the minute he said it that he'd walked right into that one.

1 comment:

Kev said...

Yeah, I'd better be there to help you block that one. ;-)

Of course the original "jazz" music, being played in brothels as it was, probably had that...