While being a teacher can be one of the most rewarding careers in the word, it is often the most trying as well. And while dealing with troublesome kids may be bad, sometimes its the parents that bring on the real headache.
"The worst was a mother who threatened to pull her daughter out of the school system if she wasn't given the lead soprano role in the high school's Christmas concert.
Her daughter had auditioned, like everyone else, but didn't have either the voice or skills required for the part. (The student understood this and agreed with the decision; it was her mother that turned it into a confrontation, believing her daughter to be an 'opera-star-in-the-making')."