From my nearly 40 years of experience in and around government, this is the absolute truth. My wife and I were invited to a luncheon at a friends house not to long ago when our hostess made the comment to some at the table: “Steve is going to be teaching this summer in Chicago for Northwestern University.” One of our acquaintances at the table promptly asked: “What are you teaching, Business?” No, I responded, “A graduate course in public administration.” Her response, was a sarcastic yawn. This is from a Kindergarten teacher. Those of us in the public service still have a lot of work to do. In this instance, this teacher seems to forget that she is in the public service also.