Mondays in the Life of a Teacher: As Told By Office Space

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Yes, it’s Monday again. Your weekend went by in the blink of an eye, and you barely had any time to rest and recharge. Between leaving school late on Friday night, the grading you had to catch up on, the emails from parents to respond to, and the lesson plans you had to prepare for the week ahead, there wasn’t much time left to recuperate. You think about playing hooky but then you remember you’re the teacher. So, you get yourself up out of bed, brew your first dose of caffeine, and keep on making a difference. It’s not easy, but no one ever said it would be…

1. You throw on some gangsta rap and get yourself ready to take on the madness that awaits you at school…

"Ready to lay shots nonstop until I see your monkey ass drop" gif

2. But there’s always that someone who manages to get on your nerves before the first bell rings…

"Uh oh, sounds like somebody's gotta case of the Mondays." gif

3. Nothing like admin popping in for a little unannounced observation to start the week off right…

"What's happening?" gif

4. The observer asks what you’re doing in class today, and you respond with a sarcastic comment, to try and lighten up the awkward ambiance…

"I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working" gif

5. Making your copies for the week never happens without a fight & a headache…

"Why does it say paper jam, when there is no paper jam?!!" gif

6. By noon, you’re already on the verge of a mental breakdown…

"I gotta get out of here. I think I'm going to lose it." gif

7. Sitting in the staff meeting, thinking to yourself…

"I just don't care" gif

8. Your students share how much effort they put into learning, and your blood pressure rises…

I'd say in a given week I only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.

9. You think about what you want to tell their parents…

"What the hell is wrong with you people?" gif

10. Then you get that text message from the principal about wanting to speak with you after school…

"Um, we have sort of a problem here." gif

11. And you spend the rest of the day thinking about what you could possibly have done wrong…

Man not doing anything at desk but rubbing stapler

12. You imagine if you were to get fired, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad…

"This ain't so bad, huh? Makin' bucks, gettin' exercise, workin' outside." gif

13. But after all the time & effort you invested, if they don’t appreciate it, maybe you’ll just quit and tell them how you really feel!

"And this is me expressing myself, okay?!" gif Jennifer Aniston flipping off

14. Turns out, it was just to tell you they’re adding a couple more students to your class… “No big deal”

Annoyed look gif

15. You get home try to unwind a little…

3 men break dancing in living room

16. By the time you finally fall asleep, you dream about what you’d like to do to that copy machine…

3 men destroying copier with a baseball bat in middle of field

17. Then, you wake up and do it all over again…

Man getting angry in car because of traffic

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