February 6, 2010
“Pat needs to increase his efforts in oral participation . . . He needs to place more emphasis on neatness rather than hurrying through his work . . . He did not work as hard as he should have in several areas.” — comments on my sixth-grade report card. And as true today as when Mrs. Grossman wrote them 31 years ago. In a world where few people stay with the same employer for more than a few years, Mrs. Grossman is an anomaly.