That’s a good question. Well? Would you be kind to the Janitor and Housekeeper in public then once doors are closed be rude, insulting and snide? I volunteered at a Nursing Home for 29 years. In public I would see residents loved ones smile, show charity, kindness and decency. The kind of people I would want to be friends with. At the Nursing Home, a whole different set of who ARE you?! Rude to Nurses, CNA’s and treated Housekeepers like sub-humans. I need to say though that this was the MINORITY! The MAJORITY of loved ones were really kind. A new Housekeeper was having a bad day. Everybody was riding her. I tried to talk to her, she PANICKED! Another Housekeeper pointed to me and said, “She’ll be decent to you.”
Be careful. You are being watched. Your children see what you are doing. They are following your example. After all you are Mom and Dad, Teacher, Police Officer or some other position of authority so you must be doing it right. Your children are now following your example! Congratulations, you have created a snob and a bully! I hope you’re proud of yourself.
Be kind. Be kind to the people you step on on your way up. They’re stepping on you on your way back down. Laugh behind the nerd’s back then nice to their face? One day you may be calling them boss.
Who are you when nobody’s looking?