Rushing to work, I was driving too fast and as a result was pulled over by the highway patrol. The state trooper noticed that my shirt had the name of a local high school on it. “I teach math there,” I explained.
The trooper smiled, and said, “Okay, here’s a problem. A teacher is speeding down the highway at 16 m.p.h. over the limit. At $12 for every mile, plus $40 court costs, plus the rise in her insurance, what’s her total cost?”
I replied, “Taking that total, subtracting the low salary I receive, multiplying by the number of kids who hate math, then adding to that the fact that none of us would be anywhere without teachers, I’d say zero.”
He handed me back my license. “Math was never my favorite subject,” he admitted. “Please slow down.”
“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
Thought for the day
Each of us will have to give a personal account to God. Romans 14:12 (NLT)
At the end of your life on earth you will stand before God, and he is going to evaluate how well you served others with your life.