Does 32 Really Matter?
Look past the white dress to the sweet face of almost-13 year old Sami. What do you glean from that lovely expression? Is she thinking, “I’ve gotten away with unexcused tardies and absences in homeroom THIRTY-TWO TIMES?” Probably not. Because on the day this picture was taken, 32 didn’t matter to her. This was Saturday. The school called on Tuesday, the day after her 13th birthday, with the bad news.
Yep, our little angel will be the subject of next Wednesday’s sequel to…”Truth or Consequences,” with a focus on consequences.
Tune in Monday for our informational warm-up. I’ll be talking about one of my favorite “day job” topics, accountability, as in parental, teacher, school, and child accountability, and the accountability expected of all of us grown-ups in our other roles, too. What would happen if you were late to work 32 times? What would happen if as a manager you allowed one of your employees to be late 32 times, and did nothing about it? Who would be in trouble? How much trouble? At what point does “32” of anything really matter…or not?
Y’all have a great weekend. See you Monday, unless I have an uncontrollable urge to blog before then.