I have spent the last 2 weeks substitute teaching math. I have been teaching conics, quadratic equations, and probability to the various classes so you'd think it would be easy for me to see that 2 does NOT equal 7. However, to my way of thinking it does.
In the last 2 days, I have had 3 teachers come to my classroom and book me for an additional 7 days of subbing. Thus, 2 really can equal 7. (2 others asked me for an additional 3 days but we haven't completely firmed those up yet so maybe 2 days will end up equaling 10).
It's nice that they want me to sub but, at the same time, it is easier to turn down jobs when they don't ask in person. It is impossible for me to say no when a teacher is standing in front of me, crying because her nephew committed suicide and asking me to cover her classes, even when I had planned to use that day to prep all the food to feed 150 faculty/staff the next day. It's okay. I can still get it all done. I am pretty organized and efficient.
My dad always said that there's no rest for the wicked and the righteous don't need any. I guess I fall into one of those two groups.
1 week ago