Substitute teacher's horrific day goes viral

Substitute teacher gives blow-by-blow of how awful her day was before handing in her resignation.
Substitute teacher gives blow-by-blow of how awful her day was before handing in her resignation. Photo: Reddit

Being a substitute teacher is hard and judging by this teacher's day, only the toughest will survive.

A photo showing a recount of a substitute teacher's day recently went viral on Reddit and unfortunately for this teacher, one day was enough.

From 8:30am until 3pm, the teacher had to deal with everything from impromptu dance parties to students arguing over "which one of their fake farts would smell worse."

In hindsight the day sounds hilarious, but for the teacher, it was enough to draft their "letter of resignation."

Photo: Reddit
To make it easier to read, below is a transcript of the letter. 
8:30 a.m. Jackson won't stop yelling "peanuts," Janelle has spilt her milk and fruity pebbles everywhere, everyone won't stop laughing, I can see her about to explode. I fear for the safety of these children. 

9:15 a.m. Dylan has started a dance party in the corner, at first it was just the boys, after Geneva joined, it's taken over half the class.

10:00 a.m. The fart noises haven't stopped for 30 minutes. It started with a real fart. I suspect Hugo. Now they're arguing which one of their fake farts would smell worse. It's almost time for specials. I'm scared that once I drop them off I won't find the will to pick them up.

1:00 p.m. The decibel level in this room has reached an unhealthy level. I've fashioned ear plugs out of broken crayons. Please let me survive this.

2:00 p.m. The end is in sight. I said the words "free time" and it was as if this room was hit by a bomb.

3:00 p.m. They're gone, finally. I spent the second half of my day drafting my letter of resignation. The name Jasmin appears no less than eight times.