Friday, April 4, 2014

Monterey County Public Officials: think about it before you flip the bird


I got a fascinating photo this week of a public official flipping the bird. I won't say the name, or which city this person lives in, but I'll say the politician works with children. The offending party was caught in the birdy act while walking towards an event at the National Steinbeck Center last week.

And that's why I'm writing this. If you're working with children, and you're trying to set an example to them, and one of these values you're trying to demonstrate is to be respectful to others -- even if they're promoting ideas you don't believe with -- do you think flipping the bird is a good way to show respect?

Specially in this day and age of ubiquitous cameras. You never know when you're going to be recorded, when your photo will appear on Facebook.

Tst tst tst tst. Bad kitty.


  1. Good work Claudia. Thanks for keeping us informed on what the electeds are doing. Not only is this elected showing a lack of respect to the public, they are showing a lack of respect for the office they occupy and the voters they represent. A bad look all the way around.

  2. Thanks, Mark. I agree. Disrespectful behavior should be not acceptable, even if you're being bullied or attacked. That's what I think happened in this situation, but the response should always be one of respect, in spite of the circumstances. Don't bite the bullies bait, that's what I say. Cheers.