A letter came home with XBoy about a collection for his teacher’s Christmas/Birthday present.
I put $5.00 into an envelope – after I asked XBoy if he wanted to contribute – and put that into his backpack.
“Do you think $5.00 is enough?” asked Mr. DD.
“Well, she’s doing those reports and giving XBoy extra time,” he responds.
“I am NOT tipping his teacher for doing her job. So what if she has to spend extra time with XBoy? Parents shouldn’t have to slip her a $20 to make sure each of her students get the attention they require to succeed.”
“Damn. You’re crabby!” Mr. DD points out.
I confirm his astute observation by telling him to piss off.