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Old 12-19-2018, 12:46 PM
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Good grief, the abuse a man gets for making a comment! Once a teacher, always a teacher. And having a quick conversation with a teen through a window about an innocent subject is not a "no-no" yet. She even learned something. Maybe she appreciated that someone actually took a minute to treat her like a person, not a hand-out-my-food-quick machine? Wow, the line was held up for all of a minute or so. People love to criticize. Now you can criticize me instead - because frankly my dear.....
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Good grief, the abuse a man gets for making a comment! Once a teacher, always a teacher. And having a quick conversation with a teen through a window about an innocent subject is not a "no-no" yet. She even learned something. Maybe she appreciated that someone actually took a minute to treat her like a person, not a hand-out-my-food-quick machine? Wow, the line was held up for all of a minute or so. People love to criticize. Now you can criticize me instead - because frankly my dear.....
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:08 PM
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Good grief, the abuse a man gets for making a comment! Once a teacher, always a teacher. And having a quick conversation with a teen through a window about an innocent subject is not a "no-no" yet. She even learned something. Maybe she appreciated that someone actually took a minute to treat her like a person, not a hand-out-my-food-quick machine? Wow, the line was held up for all of a minute or so. People love to criticize. Now you can criticize me instead - because frankly my dear.....
Would you feel the same way if some stranger walked into a class you were teaching and started to quiz you? The girl was trying to focus on her job.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:06 PM
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such a friendly crew...…………….
I wasn't trying to be unfriendly. I was just pointing out that that I hated and failed history 50 years ago. So, I don't think young people today are all that much different, and the girl's reaction is not a reflection of modern times.
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Good grief, the abuse a man gets for making a comment! Once a teacher, always a teacher. And having a quick conversation with a teen through a window about an innocent subject is not a "no-no" yet. She even learned something. Maybe she appreciated that someone actually took a minute to treat her like a person, not a hand-out-my-food-quick machine? Wow, the line was held up for all of a minute or so. People love to criticize. Now you can criticize me instead - because frankly my dear.....

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Old 12-19-2018, 08:15 PM
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As a retired teacher, sometimes I like to talk to kids, especially when I travel. Last week I went through the drive in at McDonalds. A young lady, around 20 was working the window. Directly in front of me at the edge of the parking lot was a flag, flying at half staff.

I asked the young lady "Why is the flag flying at half staff?" Of course I knew, but I was curious to see what she'd say. She said she didn't know why, and in fact she said she didn't know there was a flag. "I'll ask the manager, she said." I told her that it was for the deceased President Bush. She said, "Really? I didn't know."

Huh?

It's amazing what is important to some young people. I love kids, but I'd like to see them appreciate their history. I believe that the smartest kids are as smart as kids have ever been. On the other end of the spectrum I'm not so sure.
It’s not just young people, I had a neighbor (in his 70’s) stop by today while I was washing the Traverse and he asked why my flag was at half staff. 🙄
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aninjamom and bogieshooter, thanks.

Some of you other guys jump to conclusions, and some didn't seem to understand.

There was no line. I was the only car. The manager was never called. I was having friendly banter with her. Yes, I was a long time teacher and I love teaching and interacting. Kudos to her for working.

I promise you, she was not traumatized nor penalized in any way. AND, as I said, the brightest kids today are as bright as ever.

It was just commentary.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:45 AM
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All you did was slow down the line. You're better off doing your surveys at the mall.

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Ditto. Not sure why the OP felt the need to "quiz" someone. Seems like a jerk move to me.
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[QUOTE=Jerry C;1608896]As a retired teacher, sometimes I like to talk to kids, especially when I travel. Last week I went through the drive in at McDonalds. A young lady, around 20 was working the window. Directly in front of me at the edge of the parking lot was a flag, flying at half staff.

I asked the young lady "Why is the flag flying at half staff?" Of course I knew, but I was curious to see what she'd say. She said she didn't know why, and in fact she said she didn't know there was a flag. "I'll ask the manager, she said." I told her that it was for the deceased President Bush. She said, "Really? I didn't know."



Well ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, It seems, you should have known to put that comment on her cell phone, if she does not see it on a screen, now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, well, they do not think it is worth knowing. Wise up Mr. Senior
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