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The bad apple ruins it for everyone.

Hey phoena, here's a story to add to treating everyone like criminals:

Today a fourth-grader used their younger sibling and a friend to create a distraction in our school's book fair while the kid tried to steal /eight/ books by slipping them into their backpack. The kid wasn't socioeconomically disadvantaged and is the offpsring of a juvenile court prosecutor. Think dad needs to put a healthy fear of breaking the law into the kid before they get beaten down for that kind of foolishness.

Among the new policies instituted as a result, jackets and backpacks must be left in the hallway outside the book fair room (or better yet, left in the classroom). I spent the rest of the day shivering without my hoodie to ward off the A/C's cold rays. Thanks, kid.

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oddharmonic
Mar. 13th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I wasn't directly told not to wear my hoodie, but if I kept it on I would have spent the rest of the day answering kids' questions why I had one on when they didn't. I wore a pullover today so there was no issue, just kids wanting to pet my shirt. (It's furry like those novelty slipper socks.)

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