We can still abide by our principles and discuss in a calm manner areas in which there is we don’t see eye to eye. Certainly an employee is obligated to do his or her work according to how the employer wants it done. Even then the hired help might suggest what that individual believes to be a faster or better way to do a particular project.
Nevertheless, if the employer still insists it be done his way then that is how it will be done. We often hear someone use the expression, “My way or the highway.” They are not usually referring to their own sentiments, but of another. The idiom is a way of saying, “You do it my way, or get lost!” If it is, in so many words express on the job, then it means do what you are told to do or find you another job.
That expression is probably used in politics more than elsewhere. In dealing with others there may have to be “some give and take” involved. This is even true in the relationship of a husband and wife. After all I enjoy eating and I don’t want my better half mad at me. Hopefully in the future those in public office will keep in mind that they are servants of the people. Thus, the interest of their constituents should be first in their mind, not their personal interest or even their political party.
Dub Mowery is a Gospel preacher in the Church of Christ. Presently he serves as full time evangelist for the Pittsburg Church of Christ. A native of Southeast Oklahoma, he is the author of Colloquial Sayings & Expressions (Morris Publishing, 2008) firstname.lastname@example.org