All my high-school teachers loved me

No one will open the door for me in the teacher lounge though I can hear voices: the gifted language arts teacher says to another teacher, “You know what this little bastard said to me? He goes, ‘If you can tell the meaning of the word from the context, then why do you need the word?'”

Jeff Parker, The Taste of Penny, “Bingo,” from Dzanc Books.