And that's just the teaching profession. I'm sure DMV clerks have along list of complaints; long lines, grumpy people, a ton of paperwork. The town tax collector? I'm sure they have a few tales to tell of people yelling at them, or laws they have to follow that they may not agree with. The sanitation worker who literally takes the crap no one wants. But they do it. They go to work, and do their job, even though it isn't glamorous, and frequently is the butt of jokes or viciously maligned online. And these people, these neighbors, are not at your beck and call. You are not Daddy Warbucks and they are your signing house staff. They're Americans; moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles...the list goes on. And without these people who would ensure the roads are in order, or take your trash, or educate your children? Let
s try to not malign these people online, and maybe when we go to the DMV we can smile, or if we meet a teacher maybe we can ask them about their profession, not hurl accusations. And for goodness sake, let's not pay our tax bills in pennies. Remember, they have a job to do as well, our job is to not be a barrier. So for 2017, let's try to see less Nick Staffords in the world, and more understanding.