Teachers

Irina Samuels

There are two different kinds of teachers.

There is the kind who teach for the fulfilling feeling.

Then, there are those who teach for the fulfilling paycheck.

There is the kind who are laid back, and smile ruefully when they catch you with gum.

Then, there is the kind who wrap the piece twice around your head if they catch you chewing.

There is the kind who are encouraging and kind.

Then, there's the kind who rely on coffee for happiness, and they tell you how you're not ready for high school.

There's the kind who were meant to be teachers, the kind who retire, and the whole school cries.

Then, there's the kind who should've been accountants.

The kind who often hear the words, "You're fired."