I was meeting with a parent about their kid and his high level of disrespect towards his teacher. I was giving an example about when I see him in the hall and how I always say good morning, but he never responds back.
Dad: "I never told my kids they had to say good morning."
Me: * speechless*
Dad: "If they don't want to say it, then they don't have to."
Me: "You do realize that it comes off as being disrespectful when I look him in the eye with a smile and say, "Good Morning, and he ignores me."
Dad: I'll talk to him about it."
Me: "Learning social skills are important, right." "I don't want him passed up for a promotion because he doesn't have basic social skills to interact with people."
Y'all, I can't blame these children.