>I am in distress. I am flabbergasted. I am…dismayed.
Granted, since I do work in a restaurant, I have come to expect a certain level of ignorance in my co-workers; being the only one employed there with a college degree (art, hence the restaurant job, but still…), or even a high school diploma, I realize that some topics of conversation are well beyond their realm of knowledge.
But this was catastrophic.
Out of 5 co-workers this morning, ranging in ages from 19 to 45, not one of them had the slightest idea who Robert E. Lee was.
I’m not expecting everyone to like him, nor agree with his cause, but acknowledgement of his existence would have sufficed.
My brain is having difficulty processing this.
Not one knew of “Stonewall” Jackson, Jefferson Davis (Thanks to the penny they had some vague idea who Abraham Lincoln was…) Ulysses S. Grant…nada.
As I said…distress.
I am finding myself developing a slight sense of elitism in my work environment. This is not a characteristic I wish to encourage. I do not find it to be a positive aspect of human nature. It is arrogant, presumptive, and unappealing.
I find it difficult to subdue.
I am going to Hades.