Ever heard of Mr. Hyde & Dr. Jekyll? No? Then you must have heard of Hulk for sure. The green muscly guy that comes alive when his alter ego, Dr. Bruce is transformed into the former.
I remember quite a similar incident that used to take place at school. Although many of my previous teachers had to face the surprise inspection conducted by the principal but this one teacher stood out in many ways.
Before she began teaching us in the final year of school, we were stuck with our class teacher who was pretty bad at accounts herself. Although she tried her best but the outcome was always horrifying.
It was a relief to have Mrs. S (The highly praised accounts teacher) in 12th grade. The first fat book of T.S Grewal included in our curriculum was a piece of cake to understand & obviously, for Mrs. S to explain.
I don’t remember what I studied after Accounting Ratios and Cash Flow Statement because she hurried through the portion at the speed of lightening. In no time we were already doing Company Accounts -Shares and Debentures with 3 to 4 months left for finals.
The most important thing for her was that we were ahead of our counterpart; the other Commerce section. Whether we got our basics straight or not was never her concern.
Well, one day the principle decided to check all the classrooms & entered ours unannounced. As usual, Mrs. S was seated on a chair ‘Dictating’ Accounts (Can you believe it?). No sooner had the principle entered, the room filled with dreadful silence. Mrs. S’s expression suddenly changed. She got up from her chair, took a pen and began scribbling on the white board.
Everyone understood what she taught us that day.
Most of the time she was mean, arrogant, only concerned with her toppers but I was taken aback with that transformation into an Accounts teacher who asked us countless times if we understood the topic or not.
I wonder how easy this subject would have been if she was always like this and not her alter-ego self we had to tolerate for the whole year round.