Thursday, September 27, 2012

Common Sense? Never Heard of It...

Whenever you hear the phrase "zero tolerance", mentally replace it with "administrators with tiny brains". It's the same thing.

UK school bans bracelets paying tribute to student who died of cancer
Students at a UK school are outraged after being told they can't wear wristbands that pay tribute to their classmate who died of cancer.

Friends of Jordan Cobby, 14, reportedly created the bracelets to raise money for charity after Cobby lost his battle with eye cancer in March last year.
Yes, the wristbands are not part of the school uniform. If they were friendship bracelets, or any number of inspirational or themed bracelets, something along those lines I would understand the ban. This is a group of kids honoring one of their friends taken from them at too young an age through no fault of their own. They're still mourning his loss, and some pea-brained administrator is pointing to a rigid rulebook and waving the banhammer.

My lord, how on earth do people function in the real world, what with all those shades of grey?

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)

3 comments:

BobG said...

"My lord, how on earth do people function in the real world, what with all those shades of grey?"

They function badly, from what I've seen.

Anonymous said...

"My lord, how on earth do people function in the real world"

You seen the real world lately, I think this tends to explain a great deal of our current issues.....

Jay from WV

Jester said...

Because there is no judgment allowed anymore. And if it was, someone would say why is my bracelet not allowed that is not part of the uniform because it is the wrong colors?
I don't say this is wrong but peabrains are forced in to these hands because of many policies. We all know that if this was allowed next week someone would say, you allowed the bracelet of pink purple and gold to be worn, now my bracelet is not? ITs not fair someone -died-

I don't agree with it but until common sense stands forth?

This is the world we live in. And it blows to fight for it or have fought for it at times.