You know, I was able to really put my finger on it this morning. What she's trying to do is put me in my place and teach me "how things work" there at ***** Middle School. She has a way of doing things, probably the same way for years, and I think the bottom line is that she's pissed off that she has to do something differently on my say so. Forget that it's just about helping a student, she can't get over it.
And she had this weird snotty fit right at the beginning of the meeting with the director! She's sitting there with her bosses and a parent, we're all calm and she has this episode. I had asked her to bring me a draft of some documents. The director, not knowing she was bringing them for me, brought copies himself. All he said was, "Oh, you brought copies too." and she started flapping them around saying, "Yep, right here! What? Are you surprised
that I had them ready this early?!" She tried to make it sound a little jokey, but the rest of us just watched her, thinking "Oookaaay."