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As "gateway patrons" I consider teachers to be my top tier clients; I
can do nothing without their help. So, while I'm not exactly Mr. Warm
and Fuzzy, I am extremely conscious of doing anything my Lutheran-bred
personality can muster to ingratiate by being charming and
accommodating--you know, generally sucking up. And I think I do a pretty
good job projecting a tone that reflects a philosophy of friendly

A few minutes ago I passed a staff member in the hall and thought about
the fact that, while she always seems quite affable in the company of
others, she consistently makes me feel like I'm an Orca in a world of
baby seals; it's not just a general disregard that she affords me--it's
more like, well genuine contempt--all conveyed in a nauseus glance or
the perfunctory greeting she seems to have to choke out like an errant
chicken bone.

So I was wondering:

Is this the natural order of things? Do some people innately,
organically dislike one another?

Tell me: are there people in your life of service who are simply

 I'd enjoy your thoughts on this topic.

Happy New Year  

  Jexfrey Haxtings, (not his real name)
  School Library Media Specialist
  Highlanxer Wax Mixxle School 




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