When I first read this, I thought isn't it horrible that people need to be taught how to be sensitive. Then, I thought about it in relation to the reporters role and job responsibilities--time as a motivator, etc. And I remembered something I did unthinkingly while trying to get quotes for the current article. After the "Music Reborn" concert ended, I approached Dr. Scheib for a quick interview. I was so nervous that I jumped into my questions without even considering to compliment him on the amazing performance he gave--something that would have been polite and deserved, not just mere flattery. It didn't even register that my voice recorder had replaced my manners, until a lady came over and said what I should have. When she finished with her praises, I chimed in with my own, but I realize now that by not having done so sooner, I may have come across as rude. If I'd been more sensitive, maybe he would've gave more generous responses to my questions. I'll never know. This isn't a serious case of insensitivity. Still, I've always thought myself quite considerate in my conduct with others; because I was in an unfamiliar situation (playing the reporter), I acted in a way that was uncharacteristic of me. So, the moral, I guess, is don't think, "Oh, I would never do something like that!"