It's easy to react when someone says something offensive. It might even be something we think they said, or that someone else thinks they said, which sets us off. If we are already feeling stressed, it is easy to fire off an email, phone call, or text message to set that person straight. It is in those moments that it is wise to take a break and reconsider. Just this week, I had an incident in which a student told me something that his teachers had said regarding the lunch groups.