When I was a kid I thought that my school's principal actually lived in the school.
I didn't see principals as human beings with mortgages and families and their own set of problems and feelings. I just assumed they were there to enforce rules and underwent some kind of ritual before accepting the position as guardian of the school.
So I often wondered what they did when students went home for the day. Did they chill with the janitor? Did they wander the halls doing tricks on a BMX bike? Or did they pull a Mr. Belding from this Dirty Heads music video?