Whenever Taylor tells someone that he is a math teacher there are apparently only two responses. The first is the rare and lovely “Oh, I’ve always loved math.” The second one is:
I’VE ALWAYS HATED MATH
Why would anyone say that? And yet, 95% of the people respond with this. I imagine a similar thing happens with some other professions like lawyers but it still makes my heart sad when I see someone say this to Taylor. There are plenty of other responses when someone tells you their profession and it’s kind of insulting when you say something negative – this is what they do for a living! I always get statements about how drinking water isn’t safe when I say that I design drinking water treatment plants. I find it annoying but it leaves room for discussion on the topic (I always say “Well I’ve seen the water quality coming out of the treatment plants and I drink the tap water.”) What do you respond with when someone tells you they hate math?