Just seeing this... how sad! That person really has a respect issue and probably has no business being around kids... but I love Anne's poem. Until I read that I would have been on the phone. But I do see the merit in the honey approach. I'd probably want to see this kitchen person's response, and if they fail at that, then I would be complaining to the principal. If he's a grinch and fails, then I'd go to the district or the newspaper. They had no business butting in to a conversation to wrinkle the children's hearts. That is just plain MEAN!