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Mon May 7, 2012, 05:52 PM

3. 1989: Dad tells me that he doesn't support college just so I can get my MRS degree

 

Become a flight attendant, he says. (Only he said stewardess.) You don't need college, and you get to travel. Degrees are wasted on women. Of course, now he brags to everyone that I'm a teacher.

Even as a teacher, there are the constant challenges from older male students in class. One recently thought it would be funny to put a huge clay penis on the shelves for me to find when loading the kilns. I have to be alert and prove myself constantly. The good thing is that I kick ass on the pottery wheel and haul their ashes out of the fire when they put 10# of clay on the wheel and tiny Ms. Messenger sits down and centers it in 30 seconds. (of course, at my age I pay for it later)

I can't be tired or show weakness for a second. You can lose the rest of the year being "that teacher" for that.

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