All in a Day’s Work
ALL IN MY SECOND-GRADE student came running up to me, whining. “Look what Robert stuck on my back!” he said.
It was a sticky note with the words “Kick me, I’m stupid” written on it.
I took Robert aside and lectured him on how to treat people with kindness and the importance of being polite and encouraging.
A few minutes later, I heard, “Look what Robert stuck on my back!” It was that first little boy, holding another sticky note. This one said, “Kick me, I’m smart.”
MY SON IS A FIREFIGHTER. He and a few colleagues conducted fire-safety checks at a housing complex on what just happened to be Halloween. When they called on one elderly gentleman, he looked them up and down, said, “You’re a bit too old for this, don’t you think?”
“He was a whistle-blower, but I was the only one who could hear it.”