On the other hand, and let’s count this as one of my pupil’s work frustrations, though I pissed myself.. I’m trying to make K*** ‘Pupil of the week’. It would mean a lot to him. He doesn’t really deserve it, on merit, but fuck merit. Sometimes personal considerations override merit. Anyway, he starts playing up a bit in class, because he hates maths. Me. “C’mon K***, Pupil of the week remember? Let’s do fractions.” K*** “I hate fractions. I can’t do them.” Me. “But that what you come to school for isn’t it? To learn how to do stuff you can’t do?” K*** “No. That’s not what I come to school for.” Me “Why do you come in to school every day then K***?” K*** “So my parents don’t go to jail.” And for that alone I’m going to make sure he gets ‘pupil of the week’.