I am never even tempted. No matter how little sleep I’ve had, once I start presenting the new or review material to my minions, I am onstage and I am awake. On good days, I am even excited.
Eduhonesty: Teaching is much more work than most outsiders realize, but teaching can also be a lot of fun. The minions and I had a great time this week, somewhat inexplicably since we were doing physics and geometry. But I taught, they listened, and we all ate chocolate. This job has many great days. (Then there are those other days when my carefully crafted PowerPoint goes over with a resounding, perplexed-looking thud.)