An odd phenomenon regularly seen around campus is the sight of a teacher running through the crowds of walking students. The teacher is Mr. Smith, who teaches Algebra Readiness, AP Computer Programming, and Algebra A. Teaching at Costa Mesa High 9 years, he was also the former coach for the school’s tennis team.
In order to justify his endless running, Mr. Smith explained that this was his first year teaching in two different classrooms and that, due to his tight schedule, running was the only way not to fall behind. The extra workload has also affected the teacher personally. He explained that he now has less time to go to the gym, so he tries to substitute the exercise by sprinting from class to class. Mr. Smith stated that he was very active in high school, participating in many sports including running for the Cross Country team. Since then, he has lost his 12-pack (which he now states has shrunk to a 6-pack).
But isn’t it better to take your time and enjoy life around you? Mr. Smith thinks differently. He boldly stated that he preferred to rush through work, so he could use that extra time to enjoy life. Sitting back in his chair, he explained how busy he has recently been. Caught between extracurricular activities like swing dancing and entering his new dog in a dog show, he had no time to doddle.
Mr. Smith summarized his fast-paced life in two lines: “Time is precious. Why walk?”