She was certainly here this morning!
She got a bonus today as an angry woman stopped to tell me that she gets angry every time she sees on my protest beat.
I told her I was not angry at all.
The angry woman told me her daughter was in boot camp and her sister just retired from the military.
She assumed that I was protesting ALL military in general.
I pointed out that my sign does not say anything of that sort.
I do have some good people skills and used them this morning.
The angry woman calmed down and I gently told her my issues with the school and their lack of policies in regard to ALL recruiters and, danged, if she did not agree with me on a couple of items.
I introduced myself and we shook hands.
She repeated something that I have heard from other people in this area. There seems to be a generational way of thinking, that the military is the only way "out" of this
That means to me that these children are not being given enough information that can show a wide variety of
futures for them.
This saddens me.
It might sadden you too.
I am not saying these children are not smart nor motivated - I am saying they are being funneled towards the lowest common denominator by their parents and grandparents and the public schools lack of expectations.
How can I raise expectations for this small rural school district?
Let me see.....