The YouTube clip of Candy Tistadt screeching at student Dave Kori for calling her home is unavailable this morning, so here’s a transcript:
This is Candy Tistadt, Dean Tistadt’s wife. This message is for Dave Kori. How DARE you call us at home? If you’ve got a problem going to school, you do NOT call somebody’s house and complain about it. My husband was up at 4 o’clock this morning, trying to decide the best thing to do, to send you to school, on a day when the weatherman is calling for one thing and another thing happens. You don’t begin to know what you’re talking about. And don’t you EVER call here again. My husband has been at the office since 6:30 this morning. So don’t you even suggest that he purposefully didn’t answer his phone. He is out almost every single night of the week at meetings with snotty-nosed, little brats, and he may not have called you, but it’s not because he’s home because it snowed. Get over it, kid, and go to school. Get an education, that’s what you’re there for.
Was it appropriate for Dave Kori to call the Tistadt home to ask why he had to go to school in three inches of snow? Well, it’s not something I’d have done. But Mrs. Tistadt’s shrewish return message was at least as ill-advised, and her smug screeching about “snotty-nosed, little brats” is completely out of line. Her husband wouldn’t have his job if it weren’t for the students of Fairfax County, and while undoubtedly some of them are “brats”, they’re brats whose parents pay her husband’s salary. She ought to remember that.