Why do people seem to decide that other people are less important once they gain a position of power? Any power. Especially people in the law and politics though. Apparently judges see the people who appear before them as being of such little import that it is ok to be rude to them. They are supposed to be there to serve. Not to irritate the heck out of us. Besides which if they can’t be there on time..and get their jobs done in a timely manner..And do it politely..that puts them somewhere beneath fast food servers who manage to do that without too much trouble..usually.