A TEST I ALMOST FLUNKED!
In my school I had a reputation of being an outstanding teacher, respected by administration, parents, teachers, and students. I was lead teacher, assigned to committees, in charge when the principle was gone, all that ego-stroking good stuff. Although it’s very immodest to say so, I was considered the number one teacher in that school—at least for a few years.
There is a problem in the horizon! A new teacher came on board. She was smart! She was pretty! She was sweet! And I heard she was going to be put on a committee I wanted on.
I always arrived at school early and checked the mail. ….What’s this? There was a letter from the administration confirming her appointment. Oh, the possibilities that popped into my head. Lose the letter. File 13, maybe? Stick it under the third class stuff? Well, I didn’t do any of that. If I had, I probably wouldn’t be telling the story. But this story shows that it is not always money that spells a Waterloo for everyone. For me it was pride, jealously, and envy.
NOTE TO MRS. K. — How I would love to find you, but I can’t even remember your last name! I remember you, however, with lots of love and appreciation. You were a great team teacher. Probably absolutely unaware of this “problem” I had! It didn’t last long. You won me over fast, and I’m proud of the promotions you received and the kids and teachers you touched. I will look further for you if I can find someone who remembers your name. In case you should see this, I send my love.
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