Coach13, I went the same route that you did with this. How can I really teach people if I don't have some care or concern for their success? My experiences as a pro so far have been with very young children (most of them four years old). That is not the audience that I had planned to teach, but as a professional, I have taken the role that has been given me and done my best with them. At the end of the day, after lots of laughter, some tears, joys, and some struggles, the kids and their parents were happy with the experience. In fact, my only tip came from a mom whose daughter didn't make it through the entire day, but was a trooper while she was at it.
I'm not a pro because I'm a good skier. And, as we have discussed here many times, I'm not a pro to earn a living. But, as long as I am paid to teach and my students are paying to learn, I have a moral and professional obligation to give them my very best.
On bad days, I get frustrated. But, frankly, I do not bad-mouth my students. Just the same as I don't bad-mouth software vendors who make bad choices in their features, functions, and performance (my "real job"). I help both groups to the best of my ability and let the rest fall into the past.
I understood what she was saying, I think, but, for me, it reflected more on her character and maturity than on anything else.