Mrs. King left a message for her supervisor saying "I spent all last night in the emergency room with my baby. Thankfully, she is fine and is home now but I'm exhausted. I will be in, but it will be a little late. Please let the students I am to see this morning know that I will have to reschedule." The supervisor was not pleased. When the very tired woman arrived at work, she was greeted with "Mrs King, your priorities are quite screwed up. Do not let anything interfere with what you do here. This must come first! How can you possibly think your child is more important than your job."
(Above is based on a true story as told by a colleague of mine.)