39. The Dewey Decimation System
The next few weeks were a nightmare for Tiffany. There had been advantages and disadvantages to her father being principal of her school. After the video went viral, the disadvantages far outweighed the advantages.
Kids began calling her dad “Dewey” for DUI. They would moo when his voice came over the loud speakers, or make engine noises and pretend to crash into their lockers. Vandals removed the “Reserved for Principal” sign from her dad’s parking space and attached it to the bike rack.
The assistant principal announced disrespect of administrators, teachers, support staff, and students would not be tolerated. This only spurred the kids on. Tiffany hated her father being the butt of every joke, but deep down thought he might have earned their disrespect.
Today I will remember that like respect, disrespect can be earned.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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