I was chatting with siblinginbox the other day about the movie (Order of the Phoenix) and was informed that the author wrote characters and situations mimicking British bureaucracy and a particular teacher.  I had a flight of fancy and imagined my teachers through the years.  For the most part, I had decent individuals.  Some were better instructors than others, but they did their jobs.  I have heard stories of other teachers which made me consider it must have been fun for this author to have the instructor grabbed by a giant, passed off to centaurs and hauled into a forest.  I’m sure others have desired such an end for their horrible less than average teachers.