Tuesday, September 15, 2009

disapointment, frustration

So, this past week has been full of first, disapointment, and now extreme frustration. Last week, I learned that my HS friends got together for dinner. ALL OF THEM. Except me. I was so upset that they didn't ask me to come! I know it's silly, but I still enjoy spending time with them. I just don't understand why I wasn't invited. We all live in the metroplex, and I may live a little out of the way, but I'm not too far! They have my e-mail address, I'm friends with them on Facebook, I mean, there's a way to contact me, even if they don't have my phone number! Sigh...it SUCKS to be left out.

So, my frustration has come because one of my students decided that he didn't want to take lessons from me anymore and has gone with another teacher. He told me TODAY when I went to his class to teach him! Come on! Give me some notice! I didn't even get a phone call or an e-mail from his mom! This is the SECOND student that I have lost to this other teacher this year! I'm so frustrated! I'm a great teacher. I am, at least I think I am, and I've had success with several of my students. It's hard when I teach a kid one week, and suddenly he decides to go with another teacher. I'm angry that I lost a student, and the income from him. The other teacher has 5 times MORE students than I have. I need this kid's money! I am struggling to fill my ONE day of teaching, and this guy has 5 FULL days! Grrr....

And there was a bunch of crap that happened in between. It's just not been a good 7 days. The sun is finally out, so hopefully that means things will change. I sure hope so.

3 comments:

Mandie said...

I'm sorry, Linna! You ARE a good teacher. I think kids like to go with the teacher with the larger studio because they think they must be a better teacher because they have more students, but we know that's not true.

As far as your friends, don't read too much into it until you know more. Get in touch with one of them and ask them if they had a good time and that you wish you could have been there.

Sorry you've had a bad week! It'll get better!

Ginny said...

It's a no-good very bad horrible day--I'm sorry. Hope things are better soon.

Crystal aka TuTu said...

Sorry Melinda you weren't invited. I thought Angela invited everyone and you just couldn't come. I almost didn't come but I was messaged asking if I was coming and I didn't know anything about it....apparently I was left out of the original message. Hopefully we will see you soon!! I am thinking of organizing an October day....what works best for you?!! Probably a Sat evening...