by Josh Starling
Recently we found an anecdotal story floating on the web that teaches a lesson in respect we all need to hear.
A hard working ER nurse and mother to a teenage girl was called into her daughter’s school for an astounding reason: her daughter had struck another student. The mom rushed to the school, ready to punish her daughter’s unacceptable behavior… but once she heard her daughter’s side of the story, this mama bear changed her tune in a hurry. Check out the mom’s story below.
I’m an ER Nurse. We’re not allowed to keep our phones on us, they’re to be kept in our lockers. A call comes into hospital reception on a private line for me.
Phone: “This is (teacher) from (school). There’s been an incident involving your daughter. We need you to come in.”
Me: “Is she ill or injured? Can it wait until my shift is over in two hours?”
Phone: “Your daughter has struck another pupil. We’ve been trying to call you for 45 minutes. It really is very serious.”
I go to the school and am ushered into the principals office. I see my daughter, a male teacher, a female counselor, the principal, a boy with blood around his nose and a red face, and his parents.
Principal: “How kind of you to FINALLY join us!”
Me: “Yeah, things get busy in the ER. I’ve spent the last hour administering over 40 stitches to a seven-year-old who was beaten by his mother with a metal ladle and then I had to deal with the police regarding the matter. Sorry for the inconvenience.” Continue…