Teaching can be f**king terrible. Seriously.
It is an extremely, unbelievably underrated and unacknowledged profession.
Which makes it inspiring to see enthusiastic people like wise teacher and phenomenal slam poet Taylor Mali at the front lines of ignorance. Battling both the evils of terrible grammar and penmanship by day and by night, dropping knowledge on fools that don’t know dinner time is the best time to be served.
Which is exactly what happens in this poem when, over dinner, a pompous lawyer has the gall to belittle Mr. Mali on what he makes financially.
Bearing the politeness of a slumbering beast awoken by the frets of a measly simpleton, Taylor Mali gives the best response imaginable in this situation.