Yesterday, I had a meeting across town that I was not excited about attending. I planned ahead and managed to arrive early and noticed a colleague of mine who pulled in the same time. I was under the impression that he was not attending the same meeting as mine and casually said hi as we entered the school district training offices.
The meeting started on time and proceeded on schedule when twenty minutes into the meeting my colleague enters and apologizes for being late. Now I know for a fact that he arrived and walked into the building 10 minutes before the meeting began and I was silently furious at his rude and unrepentant behavior.
It still urks me because this individual is notorious for being late to every meeting. I get really tired and fed up with people who don't take their professional responsibilities seriously. I am not surprised that teacher's get picked on in the media--with behavior like this sometimes we deserve it.