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Old 09-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #15
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Until the school district puts up signs or fence stating that during school hours No One is Permitted on the Property except for School Business, remember it is still public property that you have the use of.
My question If the school is a distance from the connecting path and the kids behind a fence why was he out there? I am assuming you are using the Bus loop furthest from the school.
Because he has a D.Ed after his name and an obvious Napoleon complex. If you had a problem with someone on school grounds, would you give them a lecture on how to exercise in the process of telling them to leave?

Yes, I was on the furtherest side of the school from the kids and there is a fence. I'm writing a letter to the Parks board, requesting that they adjust the bike path connection. I think I see a way to limit the problem and the Parks group is very cooperative.

I don't want to belabor this part of my original post. I see it more as indicative of a larger trend than an isolated incident because of someone's overlarge ego.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #16
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....... my tolerance for pompous A**es has worn thin and I'm likely to say something that crosses a line that I might later wish that I hadn't. Wasn't there an old saying about discretion being the better part of valor?
AMEN brother!

Although I must admit to have developed a bit of a "Hobby"....

I approach those "pompous people" and with a calm and logical manner...gently "goad" them into displaying their true personality, then chuckle inwardly as I watch them froth at the mouth..

This pastime is best pursued when in an area with many "witnesses".
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:46 PM   #17
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AMEN brother!

Although I must admit to have developed a bit of a "Hobby"....

I approach those "pompous people" and with a calm and logical manner...gently "goad" them into displaying their true personality, then chuckle inwardly as I watch them froth at the mouth..

This pastime is best pursued when in an area with many "witnesses".
You would have had a great time with the good Dr., Mike Watching the two of you together might have been worth an admission charge. He would have been so easily played by you. I've always found it fascinating that many (most?) Ph.Ds who, IMHO, work a lot harder for their degrees almost never wear them flagrantly on their sleeves like the D.eds seem to want to do. I do admit that I have a very strong bias against the educational variety as a result of my short (and long time ago now) teaching career. In my current business, I work with a number of Ph.Ds and have spent time with them, only later learning that I should have called them by their title. You never would have known it from their demeanor. This character puffed himself right up and told me he was Dr. XXX. before it started in on me.

It might have been fun for me to play with him, too, but as you point out, I needed an audience. It was just me, hot, sweaty and nearly out of breath, - not a particularly conducive position to start a mental jousting match.
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I understand you reluctance to engage in similar unfriendly behavior and respect your approach. It does seem that the world favors the complainers but not really. I work for a transit agency that is complaint driven. Escalators operate in the wrong direction of pedestrian traffic because one person complains. Buses operate on routes with only one rider because, you guessed it, one person complained. The stations that are the cleanest and have the best landscaping are those where, say it with me, one person complained. Security personnel are located at places not where crime happens but, well you get the picture. But take heart, eventually those incompetent administrators who knuckle under get fired and the complainers calls no longer get answered. Those crabby neighbors find no one talks to them. Those principals who choose to insult one tax payer buy letting his own biases get the better of him will loose tax payer support. There is nothing more powerful than a positive attitude. Your best revenge is to not become one of them.
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Wise words and a great reminder, Dave. Thanks for your perspective.

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I have become too old and in my past experience in the military had to put up with people promoted not on merit, but on quota. Those types rise to their level of incompetence and are soon weeded out. I had the pleasure of helping those so full of themselves to the door, I gave them enough rope to hang themselves.

I am now retired, own a family business with my wife, and while I am courteous to our clients, I will not tolerate clients who try to treat my wife (the one with the marketable skill set) as a push over.

In short, I do not collect feces, I don't take feces, I don't give a feces. I am not in the fecal business. (the PG rated version)

I would have told that principal to go to the street, find a parking meter, sit on it and violate himself. But I'm just a crotchety old guy.
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