I know a lot of things. I am a teacher librarian, it is my job to know a lot of things, or to know how to find out information about a lot of things. So, why then is it that the area that I am asked the most questions about in the library is mathematics?
I see a student in the library, and as soon as I draw within speaking distance, they ask me for help. I get so excited when someone asks for me assistance. They love me, they really love me.
“Do you know physics, Miss?”
“Do you know polynomials and rational expressions, Miss?”
Do I look as though I know polynomials and rational expressions is what I want to ask, but I settle for, “I have an arts degree, my teaching areas are English and History.” Sigh.
“No, but I can tell you about the major causes of World War One!” I say, hoping to find some middle ground, some slither of information I can pass on.
“I don’t take history, Miss.”
“You read though, don’t you?”
Yeah, they love me, they really love me. In my dreams.