Expat Teachers? Anxiety Attacks? Here’s The Cure!

I must say I never suffered from ‘anxiety’ during my years as an English teacher in Jakarta.



Occasional exasperation at kids whose parents paid good money to the owners of schools where I taught, kids who had no interest in learning whatsoever – yes, I suffered that.


And occasional hangovers.

Some foreigners did get uptight, anxious, even, and some went home after just a year or two, stressed out, as they put it, by the traffic…



…and the heat, the bureaucracy, the exploitative employers.

But I loved my work around the steamy city and still count many of my former students as friends, with whom I meet socially often enough.

Some days were better than others ( see ‘hangovers’ above) and I’m sure being President of the USA can make a person tired, stressed and even anxious…


…from time to time.

But I never exploited my students to assuage my occasional stress.

That makes me different from Sleazy Bill.

When some people experience anxiety, they go for a walk or meditate. Others binge on their favorite comfort food. But former President Bill Clinton has his own coping mechanism: Having sex with interns. https://www.theblaze.com/news/bill_clinton_monica_lewinsky_sex_anxieties

Now let’s remind ourselves – what exactly is an intern?

  1. a student or trainee who works, sometimes without pay, at a trade or occupation in order to gain work experience.

‘…he looked at Lewinsky as ‘something that will take your mind off it for a while,'” reported the Daily Mail.

Of course it must be horrible to be married to Madam Deplorable, but…



…when there are all kinds of unattached women in one’s world…

….and many of them probably keener to hook up with a head of state than with a low-salaried language teacher, why pick on a girl whose career advancement depends on your goodwill?

the country’s 43rd president described his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky as one of the “things I did to manage my anxieties.”


‘Something that will take your mind off it for a while’

“Hillary” premieres Friday on Hulu