Michelle Obama famously said, "when they go low, we go high." Because sometimes, the best way to deal with people who treat you badly is to take the high road. But not always. Here's a story about a guy who took the low road, and came out on top.
Michelle Obama might not be proud. But did this teacher deserve it? I'll let you be the judge.
This happened awhile ago.
Some background: He knew my dad because my dad (a lawyer) had represented his ex wife several years before in a super bitter divorce. For some reason he took out that frustration on me.
He would verbally abuse me in front of the class. If I raised my hand to answer a question, he would roll his eyes before calling on me and loudly say to the class “Listen to what OP says, that way you will know what the wrong answers are.”
He would criticize my work, make comments about how I’ll never amount to much because obviously I “have a learning disability” (I don’t, he was just being a prick). I would often get marked down for “penmanship”, but after asking some classmates, apparently I was the only one being graded on that. I know history wasn't my best subject, but the way I was being treated was totally uncalled for.