I have pets, but that bores people. As a former teacher, I had teacher’s pets, and I didn’t give yankee damn about admitting I had teacher’s pets. I don’t care for the term, but the students who were respectful, kind to others, turned in assignments on time and were just genuinely decent people, they were rewarded properly. They could get a drink of water or take a leak anytime they wanted. The others had to deal with the man. That man was me.
Instead of making the other pets cry, I made them laugh. Assignments were turned in on time.