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    26 Little Things That Ruin Every Teacher's Day

    Waking up at 6am ON A SATURDAY.

    1. When a student asks you a question you don't know the answer to.

    2. When you ask your students a question and all you get is tumbleweed.

    3. Getting invited out on a weeknight when you've got a shit ton of homework to do.

    4. Getting invited on a holiday or to a festival during term time.

    5. When you can't be bothered with life and want to pull a sickie, then remember you're the teacher.

    6. Waking up with a cold and knowing you still have to go to work.

    7. When you wake up at 6am and realise IT'S A SATURDAY but can't go back to sleep.

    8. That one kid who knows the two little words that will eventually destroy you.

    9. When you're forced to shut down their incessant questions with this cop-out.

    10. When you lose your cool with a class and have to try to style it out.

    11. Bumping into a student somewhere ~awkward~.

    12. When the younger kids don't spare your feelings.

    13. When you get asked The Question.

    14. When a student wants to ~discuss~ their grade.

    15. When your kids follow all your instructions to a tee.

    16. Realising your students are onto you.

    17. When your students don't even try.

    18. Feeling like King Canute battling the unceasing tide of kids who DGAF about the English language.

    19. That 3pm feeling.

    20. Having to make copies of something.

    21. Someone, anyone, saying this:

    There, fixed it for you:

    22. When your non-teacher friends moan about how much "holiday" you get.

    23. When it gets to 10pm and you still don't have a lesson plan for tomorrow.

    24. Finding out how much your non-teacher friends get paid.

    25. Trying to book a trip to Spain then realising it costs double because it's in the school holidays.

    26. Friday finally arriving...

    ...but you feel like this: