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Manners Matter: Don’t Excuse Your Child’s Bad Behavior In Public
Posted By John Hawkins On November 9, 2010 @ 6:00 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
Courtesy of Red Eye comes this seemingly minor story about flatulence,
11-year-old Christian Summers thinks playing video games is fun. According to his school bus driver, he also thinks passing gas is fun. She didn’t find his flatulence so funny.
…For letting it rip on the ride home, Christian was slapped with an hour of detention at Thoreau Park Elementary.
“I thought it was pretty dumb,” said Summers.
…”The normal reaction is to giggle about it and everyone else is going ewww,” said Jodi Hochevar, a family friend. “But, I don’t think it was definitely not worth being disciplined over.”
….Christian now fears his flatulence. If he’s caught passing gas on the bus again, he could get four or five days of detention.
“Depends on how much more gas he has,” said his father.
Now he’s secretive when letting one slip on his small school bus.
“When I have to pass gas, I have to cover myself because it won’t stink up the bus,” said Christian.
His father says “This shouldn’t have even been a write-up.”
Now kids, being kids, do this sort of thing all the time. It’s a very minor matter. But, there was something that really bugged me about this article and it took me a moment to figure out what it was. Then, it snapped into place: It’s the attitude of everyone that’s involved.
The kid says it was dumb for him to get an hour of detention. The family friend says it was a bad idea to give him detention. His father is saying he shouldn’t have gotten detention.
Well, guess what? It was inappropriate for him to fart on the school bus.
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