I asked myself this question today as I confronted a teacher at my almost six year old’s cafeteria (and not her teacher, might I add), who had not only reprimanded my daughter right in front of me for being late to lunch (which is optional), but felt the need to reprimand me as well! Is it the red and black hair that makes her feel as if I somehow must be uneducated and deserve such treatment or is the eyebrow ring that made her feel a need to talk down to me?
Some may say that it’s neither of the two, however I have racked my brain in attempt to figure out what I must be portraying to people in order to receive such treatment. I’m college educated, well spoken, have a heart of gold, manage to properly run a business, have raised two healthy and what I consider to be happy children and most of all I’m kind! I’m the first to lend a hand when it’s needed, the first to volunteer for just about anything and I smile at people all day long …every.freakin’.day.even.when.I.don’t.want.to!
I kindly asked the teacher what exactly she thought she was going to accomplish by attempting to embarass my daughter in front of her peers with something that was clearly not her fault (unless of course she learned how to drive herself to school) and furthermore what exactly she thought she was going to accomplish by telling me that “I need to try harder”! Are you kidding me lady? I’m a grown woman with two children who multitasks from the second I wake up in the morning to the second I hit the pillow and your going to tell me that “I need to try harder”?
Yea…well you can imagine how well that went over!
Let’s just say that my nice-ness didn’t work out so well and she let me know that she wasn’t repremanding, but rather reminding…as if I need a reminder to have my daughter to school on time…and let me just fill you in on how “late” we were to “lunch”…4 minutes!
It ended with a very rude apology from her and as I walked away she felt the need to very curtly say ” Have a nice day”!
YES! There was steam blowing out my ears but I had said my peace and arguing doesn’t get anyone anywhere….so I very kindly said “You Too”!
So I just have to know or I’m going to go crazy….which one is it? The hair or the eyebrow ring?