He was sure to point out that sometimes this led to great teachers, like the former hotel manager who became a professor of Hospitality Management: "He was honest about complaints, nipping lice infestations in the bud, and tons of other terrible things normal HM classes barely cover." But that's not a universal truth.
"Like, they may be an accountant during the day, but they moonlight teaching that at schools like mine ... those teachers could be really good ... But most had no idea how to teach. I sat in on a class going through economics, and ... the 'professor's' laptop gave the blue screen of death. He was a nice guy in his late 20s, and he immediately panicked." Since the students were paying dearly for that professor's time, they kept right on asking questions, like "What's the difference between macro and micro economics?" Steve recalled, "He had a deer in the headlights look and he froze for 15 seconds. Finally, he said 'Macro is big economies and Micro is individual economies. Like Bill Gates' economy.'"
Those of you who know a little bit about economics might recognize that as complete fucking gibberish. Eventually, Steve and another teacher listening in had to call him out on his bullshit and give the class some proper answers, but, "When we gave the right definitions and answers to everything, he defended his answers as being correct. He was fired the next day."
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