On the subject of respect —
One day, as parents were picking up their children in the car line after school, a parent drove up in an SUV. As their child opened the back passenger door and climbed into the car, he intentionally left his backpack on the ground. The mother glanced at me, almost as if she didn’t really see me, and commanded: “Just put the backpack in the back of the car!” This was said in a manner as if she were speaking to a bellman at a local hotel! She then popped open the tail gate door. I was appalled! I guess being a teacher, with a degree in business, and a master’s degree in education, didn’t mean much to her!