Always a surprise when you find out what the person next to you in the shala does for a living outside the shala walls. I'm sure you've experienced that situation where you see someone maybe for months at your studio but never actually talk to them. One day you end up in conversation and learn their story which is usually nothing like you expected.
“You are so slow. You are a very lazy man.” Not the first thing you want to hear when you start practicing Ashtanga but this isn’t customer service. A good teacher is going to tell you what you need to hear. Not necessarily what you want to. Then the choice is yours. What do you do next?