Boy, does this cartoon bring back memories! Being a substitute teacher definitely ranks up there as one of the most difficult jobs I've ever done. It's harder than being a classroom teacher because, as a sub, you walk into a room full of strange children, you don't know their names, you don't know the routine, AND you know that THEY know that you're at a disadvantage. They've got your number. How you react is what separates the good subs from the bad, the strong from the weak, the quick from the dead, as it were.
I'm sure we all owe apologies to the substitute teachers that we abused so terribly when we were kids. We're sorry, really. Substitute teachers rock!
Thank you to Joe for sending this cartoon along. It made my day! http://www.thecomicstrips.com/subject/6520/The-Substitute+Teacher-Comic-Strips.php
Want to know more about that weird saying "the quick and the dead"? http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/quick.html