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The phone rings and I answer, "Thank you for calling Business Systems this is Mandy how can I help you?" The voice on the other end asks for Amanda and I reply, "This is she". The voice says she is calling to remind me of my 4:00 PM dental appointment. I sigh and tell her I will be there. I enter the building and walk over to the elevator; I push the up button and patiently wait. The elevator door promptly opens and I get in. I push the button with a two on it and the doors close, up I go. Once on the second floor I exit the elevator and immediately I can smell the mixture of wintergreen flavored tooth paste and bleach out in the hall even before I go into Dr. Adelson's office. As soon as I open the outer door, the blast of cool air from the air conditioner hits me in the face making me shiver all over. I walk in and add my name to the list on the sign in sheet. Harriet, the gray hared women behind the white frosted glass slide window, sees me and lets me know the doctor will be ready in a minute. While I wait for the dental assistant in her crisp white uniform to call out my name, I look at the fish in the large blue tank in the corner of the room. The sleek fish dart about playing hide and seek with the plastic mermaid at the bottom of the tank while tiny silver bubbles slip to the top of the tank"s surface and break silently while I wait my turn. Then I turn and look to see a photo album sitting on a coffee table. I pick it up only to see pictures of decaying teeth and gums. I quickly close the book and shudder at the thought as I roll my tongue over my teeth and thank God they are all there. The nurse calls my name and I enter the inner office and sit in the brown leather chair looking at all the shiny stainless steel equipment. As I sit down the bright overhead light momentarily blinds me; I feel like a deer about to meet his death"¦then I realize, it"s my turn.
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The phone rings and I answer, "Thank you for calling Business Systems this is Mandy how can I help you?" The voice on the other end asks for Amanda and I reply, "This is she". The voice says she is calling to remind me of my 4:00 PM dental appointment. I sigh and tell her I will be there. I enter the building and walk over to the elevator; I push the up button and patiently wait. The elevator door promptly opens and I get in. I push the button with a two on it and the doors close, up...
see a photo album sitting on a coffee table. I pick it up only to see pictures of decaying teeth and gums. I quickly close the book and shudder at the thought as I roll my tongue over my teeth and thank God they are all there. The nurse calls my name and I enter the inner office and sit in the brown leather chair looking at all the shiny stainless steel equipment. As I sit down the bright overhead light momentarily blinds me; I feel like a deer about to meet his death…then I realize, it"s my turn.
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"Give me your High School Diplomas,..."Give me your High School Diplomas, your Master Degrees, and your Bachelor Degrees! Give them to me and I shall throw them into the fiery depths of Hell! You say you have more rights than others because you have pieces of paper that say you are smart! You say you can do more than us because you have seen people born and seen others die! Well I have news for you - so have many of us. The only thing that makes you superior to seniors is your age, but the actions and words of many of you have taken even that away, for it seems that many of you are more emotionally immature than many of us! You make rules that no one can cut in line, and we agree, so long as you follow your rules, too! But no, you're too good for that! You have a room, but now you want ours, too. And what do we get in return? Nothing! Now you have two and we have none! We asked for a compromise and you did nothing! Then, of all things, you wonder why we go against you! You come here from other places, normal places, and expect to change things "“ to have it all your way. If you had taken the time to notice, you would have seen that ASM is no normal place, but that you have now entered a very real version of the Twighlight Zone! You try to do all this in a place so strange and new, try to create your own American microcosm, and yet you do not realize that throughout history this is why people have failed, and why hundreds have died. You cannot change the land, but the land can change you! You take all this away from us, and then you want respect. Ha! Respect is something you earn through your actions and your words, not a right that you get just for being old! You're supposed to be role models for us, we're supposed to learn from you and follow your good examples. But examples like this? This may get us somewhere in life, but it will lead us there by the wrong path! It will be a path of destruction, and sometime the hatred from those who were walked over to create this path will catch up to all, and all will be trampled by it! Do you even realize that you're supposed to be role models for us? Because if you do, then you most certainly don't realize that the students think horribly about some of you, not as teachers, but as people. You're supposed to teach us more than English, science, and math. You're supposed to help us learn life lessons. Instead, we learn that the only thing some of you know is how to make others dislike you, and how greedy you are for not wanting to compromise or even attempting compensate for what you have taken from those whom you have deprived of their long awaited privilege! In ASM's statement of its core values, it says that the school is "committed to promoting and developing a sense of and commitment to honesty, decency, and justice." How in the world is the school supposed to instill these values in all of the students, when it cannot even instill it in many of their faculty members?! "   

"Give me your High School Diplomas, your Master Degrees, and your Bachelor Degrees! Give them to me and I shall throw them into the fiery depths of Hell! You say you have more rights than others because you have pieces of paper that say you are smart! You say you...

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