Representative Vicky Hartzler (r), yesterday, via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
It’s #TeacherAppreciationWeek. Have you thanked a teach who has impacted your life? [….] 7:26 AM – 6 May 2014
And some of the replies:
@RepHartzler No. Teachers don’t do their jobs gratis. They are paid for what they do. Nobody thanks me for doing my job. It’s my JOB. 7:28 AM – 6 May 2014
Evidently thanking anyone is a zero sum game. Do we detect some resentment and neediness, too?
Blue DuPage @BlueDuPage
The other 52 weeks a year Republicans spend attacking teachers & killing public schools. @RepHartzler #VoteDemocratic #pjnet #tcot #p2 7:29 AM – 6 May 2014
Point well taken, though maybe not by the recipient.