This cartoon reminded of a major argument I had about goals with Mr. AP. He never approved of my passing statistics. If you just looked at numbers, mine were never good. But, if you looked further, you would see that they were excellent. I always taught the students with the worst records and I usually got most of them to pass, never all and never as many as the other people in the department but I did better with these kids than anyone had done in the past.
When he asked me to set a goal, I said I wanted 100% to pass. He told me that was impossible and I should be realistic and suggested an 88% passing. I said, I would set my goal at 12% failing. He didn't like that. We ended the meeting without setting any goals.
Poor little Hammie is as frustrated as Mr. AP.