OK...I’ll be the first to say it. It’s fun to dunk the principal. Try to look at it from a kids perspective. The principal represents everything that is required of you. It’s like he knows what your thinking all the time, good thoughts and bad. He keeps your internal checklist in order; a code of conduct that people of polite society would follow. It is the one person that lingers in your thoughts as the one to watch out for if you take a wrong turn. So the kids lined up one after another and dished out their money just for one shot at him. “Take that for my detention for not doing my homework. Take that for sticking my chewing gum under the table and getting caught”. As he got dunked over and over again, he cheered the kids on. The kids would wonder, “What? He is encouraging me?” They looked vexed as they could see he’s wasn't angry for their current indiscretions. He would even say good job when he would come up for air like a drowned rat with a smile on his face. So to all the principals out there, you could learn a lesson or two from that man in the hot seat. He knows how to connect with his kids. He’ll go so far to allowing kids to publicly mock him, just to ensure they hit the bullseye. Success for these kids is his ultimate goal, even if it will require a towel to dry off. Kids...remember that the man with arms crossed and the austere look as he stands at the top of the lunch room really wants the very best for you, despite your willingness to end up back in his office. Just don’t try to dunk him on Monday.