Role of civility and Warren’s quip

I am thinking about how things have become…

Many years ago (20?) there was a department interviewing candidates. The head kept referring to the female candidates by their first names and the males by their title. A younger, junior member politely spoke up and said that there should be the same usage for both. The comment was accepted.

Another time, in a class, a foreign student asked if there would be “coding” on the test. The professor answered in an accent that mimicked the student answering the question, and another student responded “I heard that accent..” the prof said “I didn’t” and the student laughed and said “yes, you did…”

And guess what? It never happened again.

My point: these behaviors were called out, and rightly so..but in a civil way. No report was made to higher up, etc. And that, IMHO, is how things change for the better; less resentment, push-back, etc. Now-a-days, the “wokes’ see this as an opportunity to pounce..instead of an opportunity to improve relationships and to help their colleagues grow.

I feel it is more of a “power thing” with them than a “let’s make things better for everyone;” a fight, if you will (see, they want “allies.”)

Now about Elizabeth Warren:

Now, the “assuming you can find one” quip at the end was totally unnecessary.

Yeah, what about Trump? I see it this way: does snark like that help US with OUR election? I have my doubts..and I have my doubts about Warren’s political skill.

Yes, this might help with the Twitter crowd, or with humanities professors or with Unitarians.

The people we need to win over or win back aren’t the hard core Trump people; they are those turned off my Trump’s vulgarity. What works for him probably won’t work for would be a bit like Joe Frazier attempting to fight Ali by mimicking Ali’s style.

Workout notes: Weights only. pull ups (15-15-10-10), light goblet squats (6 x 25, 3 sets), bench: 10 x 135, 1 x 185, 1 x 195, incline: 10 x 135, decline: 8 x 170
military: 10 x 40 dumbbell standing, 10 x 45 dumbbell standing, 10 x 180 (2 sets machine), rows: 3 sets of 10 x 110. 2:30 plank, headstand.

Getting real…should be good weather Sunday