How a picture of pizza made people think twice about their school teachers

A picture of a single (but super small) slice of pizza has broken the internet.

It all started when Twitter user @BuxtonSNZ posted a photo of a very, very, very thin slice of pizza.

It references what many seem to remember fondly – the party a school teacher promised to throw at the end of the year and the disappointment of such a small slice of pizza.

People also reminisced about the small disposable cup of soda or watered-down juice that would usually accompany it, as well as maybe a small cookie or cupcake.

But why was the slice of pizza so small?

Well the answer is likely to be the sad reality of a lack of school funds.

@Blachaz3 hypothesised it was because cash-strapped teachers probably had no budget for the parties and perhaps had to pay for it out of their own pockets:

And many, many people agreed.

At the time of writing, the tweet has over 400,000 likes and more than 50,000 retweets – not to mention heartfelt comments to people’s own teachers while growing up.

As well as testimonies from teachers confirming the sad reality:

Who else thinks teachers deserve a pay rise (and pupils deserve more pizza?)

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