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2012-12-04 10:33:00 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Indubitably: skullkrusher:

yeah, there's only so much stupid one person can read before it starts seeping in through photosynthesis

Photosynthesis?

Seriously?

Try alpha/beta/gamma.

I KNEW he was a plant! Now I have proof!


a liberal plant

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-04 10:33:37 PM  

UseLessHuman: Maybe if you didn't tell lies to your children you wouldn't have to use outrage and intimation on those that speak the truth.

Santa Claus is a gateway drug to Jesus. They need him and they know it, hence all the outrage at truth that threatens their next generation of junkie. It's a sick cycle of lies and abuse but what else is new?


certainly not this schtick, I'll tell you that much
 
2012-12-04 10:33:55 PM  
Substitute teacher here. I'm like that telling kids there is no Santa when I tell Filipinos that they're not Asian they're Pacific Islanders. LOL. Am I wrong? I see 7000 Islands in the Pacific and none in the Asia. The reaction is like a kid ready to argue there is a Santa. I have to let them get the final word, but I cant not correct geographic ignorance, racial solidarity to the "Asian" thing notwithstanding.
 
2012-12-04 10:34:25 PM  

UseLessHuman: Maybe if you didn't tell lies to your children you wouldn't have to use outrage and intimation on those that speak the truth.

Santa Claus is a gateway drug to Jesus. They need him and they know it, hence all the outrage at truth that threatens their next generation of junkie. It's a sick cycle of lies and abuse but what else is new?


derpface.com
 
2012-12-04 10:34:46 PM  
Apparently being a miserable bastard inspires missionary-like behavior.

Either provide an impressive array of citations showing that childhood belief in Santa produces violent, dangerous adults who are actively damaging the safety and integrity of our society, or leave other people's children the fark alone.
 
2012-12-04 10:34:55 PM  

diaphoresis: sendtodave: diaphoresis: sendtodave: diaphoresis: Incapable of lying are you? No good reason to lie ever, eh? No such thing as a harmless lie? Never lied before and never will?

[ts3.mm.bing.net image 248x154]

So, to be clear, we should encourage children to lie?

So, to be clear, you don't lie ever?

I'd be lying if I said that I don't.

So, no, I never lie.

/0

ta-da... Congratulations.. you are human.


Negative. I am a meat Popsicle.

I also try not to lie to children.
 
2012-12-04 10:35:01 PM  
Indubitably

(favorite: to infinitive and beyond)

Reminds me also of Lenny Bruce's "To is a preposition, come is a verb" bit.
 
2012-12-04 10:35:05 PM  

skullkrusher: Blue_Blazer: Indubitably: skullkrusher:

yeah, there's only so much stupid one person can read before it starts seeping in through photosynthesis

Photosynthesis?

Seriously?

Try alpha/beta/gamma.

I KNEW he was a plant! Now I have proof!

a liberal plant

[upload.wikimedia.org image 490x599]


That's a beautiful flower.. what is it?
 
2012-12-04 10:36:25 PM  

diaphoresis: skullkrusher: Blue_Blazer: Indubitably: skullkrusher:

yeah, there's only so much stupid one person can read before it starts seeping in through photosynthesis

Photosynthesis?

Seriously?

Try alpha/beta/gamma.

I KNEW he was a plant! Now I have proof!

a liberal plant

[upload.wikimedia.org image 490x599]

That's a beautiful flower.. what is it?


The pansy

/ba-dum-dump!
//bows deeply
///try your waitress
 
2012-12-04 10:39:12 PM  

sendtodave: diaphoresis: sendtodave: diaphoresis: sendtodave: diaphoresis: Incapable of lying are you? No good reason to lie ever, eh? No such thing as a harmless lie? Never lied before and never will?

[ts3.mm.bing.net image 248x154]

So, to be clear, we should encourage children to lie?

So, to be clear, you don't lie ever?

I'd be lying if I said that I don't.

So, no, I never lie.

/0

ta-da... Congratulations.. you are human.

Negative. I am a meat Popsicle.

Nice 5th element reference

I also try not to lie to children.
Admirable...
 
gja
2012-12-04 10:39:17 PM  

Indubitably: Old eyes buck-o. When you hit my age sometimes the text swims around on the page after the 9th or 10th hour of programming.
Have a nice night kid.

Indeed, to take one's own advice can be a tonic bitterly taken, but necessary.


I laugh most heartily at my own foibles and missteps. And encourage all to do the same with themselves.
We are losing our ability to enjoy each other in this world.
Sad, truly sad. Hypersensitivity and the inability to maintain a sense of humor strips us of a bit of our human "being".
Much like the untimely exposure of the banal fairy tale of Santa Claus to a very young child in a crass and unfeeling manner.
It serves no good in the long run. It only hurts and causes no gain in the scheme of things.
 
2012-12-04 10:42:35 PM  

Mija: The My Little Pony Killer: ManateeGag: The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.

I'm sure you'd be ok with an athiest teacher telling a christian student that there is no God too, right?

As I said, I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies...

The lie is that God does not exist and that atheists are not religious. You have faith that God is not real. You certainly cannot prove it. You are a sad, angry person who wants to push your beliefs on others while you pretend to be the opposite. You are pathetic.


No. As an atheist I don't rely on faith in the non-reality of supernatural beings. I am quite open to the possibility that magical creatures exist in the universe, it's just that all my experience and study suggest a simple causality following physical laws.

If you believe in the Bible as the infallible word of God, then I can, in fact, prove that He doesn't exist. "In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth..." etc. It's clear that according to Genesis the Earth was created before the Sun and before the stars -- a testable hypothesis.
 
2012-12-04 10:42:37 PM  
images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-12-04 10:45:35 PM  
A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.
 
gja
2012-12-04 10:46:20 PM  

skullkrusher: gja: Old eyes buck-o. When you hit my age sometimes the text swims around on the page after the 9th or 10th hour of programming.
Have a nice night kid boy.

don't puss out now, pops


Pops? That's downright NICE compared to what some of the kids in the shop call me.
Old fart. Gramps. Walker-jockey. Methuselah's uncle. Original patent holder for water. "So old your first computer was a sharp piece of shinbone and some sand"

You should hear the shiat I put up with!
And I love them all. And I fight tooth and nail for them come bonus time/raise time and will continue to do so as long as my standing allows me that latitude.
Some people worry about "who will follow after us to run this world"? I'm not worried, these kids are SHARP brother.
 
2012-12-04 10:46:34 PM  

ibsalamander: If you believe in the Bible as the infallible word of God, then I can, in fact, prove that He doesn't exist. "In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth..." etc. It's clear that according to Genesis the Earth was created before the Sun and before the stars -- a testable hypothesis.


actually all you can prove that the Bible is not the infallible word of God in that case.
 
2012-12-04 10:47:40 PM  

gja: skullkrusher: gja: Old eyes buck-o. When you hit my age sometimes the text swims around on the page after the 9th or 10th hour of programming.
Have a nice night kid boy.

don't puss out now, pops

Pops? That's downright NICE compared to what some of the kids in the shop call me.
Old fart. Gramps. Walker-jockey. Methuselah's uncle. Original patent holder for water. "So old your first computer was a sharp piece of shinbone and some sand"

You should hear the shiat I put up with!
And I love them all. And I fight tooth and nail for them come bonus time/raise time and will continue to do so as long as my standing allows me that latitude.
Some people worry about "who will follow after us to run this world"? I'm not worried, these kids are SHARP brother.


good, fark those young bastards. Getting a bit long in the tooth myself in the biz (I graduated college in the 90s).
Solidarity... uncle is probably more in line with the truth :)
 
2012-12-04 10:48:27 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.


well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies
 
2012-12-04 10:49:14 PM  

skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies


Those are real... quit trolling
 
gja
2012-12-04 10:49:36 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.


You are right, but the teaching needs to be constrained to scholarly matters, not beliefs and faiths.
A line was crossed, as well meaning as it may have been it was improper to take such liberty in a matter inherently the prerogative of parental guidance.
 
2012-12-04 10:49:52 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.


Santa is part of the real world, both in the mythology sense and the used to be alive sense.
 
2012-12-04 10:50:55 PM  

katerbug72: I'm torn on the whole Santa thing. My son just turned two so he doesn't really get it yet but next year he will. I'm an absolutely terrible liar but I remember the awesome feeling when I was little and believed. What to do, what to do.


Either way, one thing you shouldn't do is plop your kids into some stranger's lap and expect them to be happy at the whole thing. I totally don't understand this part of the tradition. Especially coming from a physically reserved family, it was always weird.
 
2012-12-04 10:52:52 PM  

gja: skullkrusher: gja: Old eyes buck-o. When you hit my age sometimes the text swims around on the page after the 9th or 10th hour of programming.
Have a nice night kid boy.

don't puss out now, pops

Pops? That's downright NICE compared to what some of the kids in the shop call me.
Old fart. Gramps. Walker-jockey. Methuselah's uncle. Original patent holder for water. "So old your first computer was a sharp piece of shinbone and some sand"

You should hear the shiat I put up with!
And I love them all. And I fight tooth and nail for them come bonus time/raise time and will continue to do so as long as my standing allows me that latitude.
Some people worry about "who will follow after us to run this world"? I'm not worried, these kids are SHARP brother.


as long as they don't have to touch 30yr old COBOL code anyway...
 
2012-12-04 10:53:24 PM  

soupbone: BigNumber12: I suspect that we're going to see more and more studies investigating correlation between the rates of children who were robbed of their childhoods, and people in their 20s and 30s who seem to regress to adolescence and postpone adulthood as long as possible.

Fark should be ground zero for this long term clinical study.


Oh, Lordy, can you imagine armies of shrinks analyzing every Fark post since 1999?
 
2012-12-04 10:54:35 PM  

skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies


Gypsies are real people. Literature is real books. The practice of mythology is real.

That doesn't mean you're being told to become a gypsy, live in literature, or worship those mythologies.

gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

You are right, but the teaching needs to be constrained to scholarly matters, not beliefs and faiths.
A line was crossed, as well meaning as it may have been it was improper to take such liberty in a matter inherently the prerogative of parental guidance.


Kids have to learn to separate reality from fantasy at some point. The assignment was to draw a real thing and a fictional thing, and Santa in the real side is incorrect
 
2012-12-04 10:54:45 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: soupbone: BigNumber12: I suspect that we're going to see more and more studies investigating correlation between the rates of children who were robbed of their childhoods, and people in their 20s and 30s who seem to regress to adolescence and postpone adulthood as long as possible.

Fark should be ground zero for this long term clinical study.

Oh, Lordy, can you imagine armies of shrinks analyzing every Fark post since 1999?


most would quit and become drug dealers... makes more sense...
 
2012-12-04 10:57:35 PM  

Lernaeus: Coco LaFemme: However, 5-year-olds are supposed to believe in supernatural/mythical beings. They're kids.

Which is totally why you should treat them like idiots, instead of teaching them the basic skills they need to become independent human beings.

There's nothing wrong with stories and make-believe, but acting like it's real is stupid and insulting to children.


You mean like the skill to determine through logic and critical thinking that there is no Santa, instead of having the fact spoon fed to them?
 
2012-12-04 10:58:25 PM  

soupbone: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

Santa is part of the real world, both in the mythology sense and the used to be alive sense.


Mythology, by definition, is not real. The idea is real, but not the character. Zeus and Thor are mythology as well, they exist as ideas but not as reality. Santa was inspired by Saint Nicholas, who, yes, was a real person, but he was nothing like Santa Claus except for the kind to children aspect. Santa is also based on the Lord of Misrule, a pagan creation meant to disrupt and bring the fun back to the early Christian seriousness of Christmas/the winter solstice that it had assimilated. Saint Nicholas and the Lord of Misrule combined into the modern idea of Santa Claus.
 
2012-12-04 10:59:57 PM  

Indubitably: Indeed, to take one's own advice can be a tonic bitterly taken, but necessary.


I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the kind of person I'm preaching to.
 
2012-12-04 11:01:09 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Gypsies are real people. Literature is real books. The practice of mythology is real.

That doesn't mean you're being told to become a gypsy, live in literature, or worship those mythologies.


it is no wonder you hold the views you do
 
gja
2012-12-04 11:01:39 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies

Gypsies are real people. Literature is real books. The practice of mythology is real.

That doesn't mean you're being told to become a gypsy, live in literature, or worship those mythologies.

gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

You are right, but the teaching needs to be constrained to scholarly matters, not beliefs and faiths.
A line was crossed, as well meaning as it may have been it was improper to take such liberty in a matter inherently the prerogative of parental guidance.

Kids have to learn to separate reality from fantasy at some point. The assignment was to draw a real thing and a fictional thing, and Santa in the real side is incorrect


That's when the teacher places the paper in an envelope and sends it home with a note to the parents and doesn't pretend it is THEIR domain to provide that delineation.
Discretion. People need to learn some it would seem.
 
2012-12-04 11:02:15 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: soupbone: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

Santa is part of the real world, both in the mythology sense and the used to be alive sense.

Mythology, by definition, is not real. The idea is real, but not the character. Zeus and Thor are mythology as well, they exist as ideas but not as reality. Santa was inspired by Saint Nicholas, who, yes, was a real person, but he was nothing like Santa Claus except for the kind to children aspect. Santa is also based on the Lord of Misrule, a pagan creation meant to disrupt and bring the fun back to the early Christian seriousness of Christmas/the winter solstice that it had assimilated. Saint Nicholas and the Lord of Misrule combined into the modern idea of Santa Claus.



You explanation wasn't really necessary. You said Santa wasn't part of the real world when clearly he is. I perfectly understood the mythology of Santa and Saint Nick history.
 
2012-12-04 11:03:57 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Kids have to learn to separate reality from fantasy at some point. The assignment was to draw a real thing and a fictional thing, and Santa in the real side is incorrect


Oh, come on Suzie, you haven't even finished kindergarten and you are currently sitting in my classroom. There is no way you are an astronaut on the moon. Get back to reality.
 
gja
2012-12-04 11:07:37 PM  

dustygrimp: Lernaeus: Coco LaFemme: However, 5-year-olds are supposed to believe in supernatural/mythical beings. They're kids.

Which is totally why you should treat them like idiots, instead of teaching them the basic skills they need to become independent human beings.

There's nothing wrong with stories and make-believe, but acting like it's real is stupid and insulting to children.

You mean like the skill to determine through logic and critical thinking that there is no Santa, instead of having the fact spoon fed to them?


THANK YOU. You put the point I had tried to make earlier across a bit better than I did.
Let their minds develop and they will come up with the truth. In due time. And likely be better off for it.
 
2012-12-04 11:12:48 PM  
I support the separation of belief in fictional characters and state.
 
2012-12-04 11:14:27 PM  
The final word on the subject:


"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

"VIRGINIA O'HANLON.
"115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."

VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
 
2012-12-04 11:18:57 PM  

gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies

Gypsies are real people. Literature is real books. The practice of mythology is real.

That doesn't mean you're being told to become a gypsy, live in literature, or worship those mythologies.

gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

You are right, but the teaching needs to be constrained to scholarly matters, not beliefs and faiths.
A line was crossed, as well meaning as it may have been it was improper to take such liberty in a matter inherently the prerogative of parental guidance.

Kids have to learn to separate reality from fantasy at some point. The assignment was to draw a real thing and a fictional thing, and Santa in the real side is incorrect

That's when the teacher places the paper in an envelope and sends it home with a note to the parents and doesn't pretend it is THEIR domain to provide that delineation.
Discretion. People need to learn some it would seem.


Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"
 
2012-12-04 11:25:34 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: soupbone: BigNumber12: I suspect that we're going to see more and more studies investigating correlation between the rates of children who were robbed of their childhoods, and people in their 20s and 30s who seem to regress to adolescence and postpone adulthood as long as possible.

Fark should be ground zero for this long term clinical study.

Oh, Lordy, can you imagine armies of shrinks analyzing every Fark post since 1999?



It would be great for liquor stores.
 
2012-12-04 11:27:45 PM  

BigNumber12: Apparently being a miserable bastard inspires missionary-like behavior.

Either provide an impressive array of citations showing that childhood belief in Santa produces violent, dangerous adults who are actively damaging the safety and integrity of our society, or leave other people's children the fark alone.


Precisely. And lets be clear about something else. You aren't doing kids any favors by telling them there is no Santa. You aren't saving them from some life crushing trauma when they figure it out on their own. You're just being mean. If you need to display your intellectual superiority to a child of 5, then you are a miserable, pathetic douche.
 
2012-12-04 11:28:31 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies

Gypsies are real people. Literature is real books. The practice of mythology is real.

That doesn't mean you're being told to become a gypsy, live in literature, or worship those mythologies.

gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

You are right, but the teaching needs to be constrained to scholarly matters, not beliefs and faiths.
A line was crossed, as well meaning as it may have been it was improper to take such liberty in a matter inherently the prerogative of parental guidance.

Kids have to learn to separate reality from fantasy at some point. The assignment was to draw a real thing and a fictional thing, and Santa in the real side is incorrect

That's when the teacher places the paper in an envelope and sends it home with a note to the parents and doesn't pretend it is THEIR domain to provide that delineation.
Discretion. People need to learn some it would seem.

Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"


If a teacher doesn't an ethical compass that tells her, "Maybe this isn't my place to say" or have the common sense to think, "They are five year olds. Them believing in Santa Claus isn't hurting anyone," then she shouldn't be a teacher in the first place.
 
2012-12-04 11:29:38 PM  

dustygrimp: BigNumber12: Apparently being a miserable bastard inspires missionary-like behavior.

Either provide an impressive array of citations showing that childhood belief in Santa produces violent, dangerous adults who are actively damaging the safety and integrity of our society, or leave other people's children the fark alone.

Precisely. And lets be clear about something else. You aren't doing kids any favors by telling them there is no Santa. You aren't saving them from some life crushing trauma when they figure it out on their own. You're just being mean. If you need to display your intellectual superiority to a child of 5, then you are a miserable, pathetic douche.


www.brainygamer.com
 
2012-12-04 11:35:31 PM  

hasty ambush: Frederick: Only a certain sect of the community is upset that teachers dont perpetuate a lie.

That sect being the tax payers who provide teachers with theri salary


Seems a lot of people in here do not approve of teachers perpetuating a lie and also pay taxes. So, no -guess again.

\hint: that sect is uneducated idiots.

sendtodave: diaphoresis: Incapable of lying are you? No good reason to lie ever, eh? No such thing as a harmless lie? Never lied before and never will?

[ts3.mm.bing.net image 248x154]

So, to be clear, we should encourage children to lie?


More to the point of many on here....it is believed that we should encourage children to believe in lies -for some unknown reason.
 
2012-12-04 11:36:31 PM  

mekki: Keizer_Ghidorah: gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

well except when you learn about mythology and literature and gypsies

Gypsies are real people. Literature is real books. The practice of mythology is real.

That doesn't mean you're being told to become a gypsy, live in literature, or worship those mythologies.

gja: Keizer_Ghidorah: A school is where you learn things about the real world. Santa is not part of the real world.

You are right, but the teaching needs to be constrained to scholarly matters, not beliefs and faiths.
A line was crossed, as well meaning as it may have been it was improper to take such liberty in a matter inherently the prerogative of parental guidance.

Kids have to learn to separate reality from fantasy at some point. The assignment was to draw a real thing and a fictional thing, and Santa in the real side is incorrect

That's when the teacher places the paper in an envelope and sends it home with a note to the parents and doesn't pretend it is THEIR domain to provide that delineation.
Discretion. People need to learn some it would seem.

Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"

If a teacher doesn't an ethical compass that tells her, "Maybe this isn't my place to say" or have the common sense to think, "They are five year olds. Them believing in Santa Claus isn't hurting anyone," then she shouldn't be a teacher in the first place.


Then she'll have to mark their assignments down for not following the rules, and the parents will be angry about that. It's a no-win situation.
 
2012-12-04 11:40:55 PM  
Busybody parents shouldn't coddle and shelter their precious snowflakes.

Except when it comes to Santa Claus.

Fark with Santa Claus at your peril.
 
2012-12-04 11:42:03 PM  
Perhaps the best answer you can give a child in situations like this is "What do you think?"
 
2012-12-04 11:43:53 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"


Don't do this. But I am just doing my job. OK, great. That's not part of your job though so don't do it anyway. I AM JUST DOING MY JOB. OK, now you're not anymore. Bye.
 
2012-12-04 11:46:36 PM  

skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"

Don't do this. But I am just doing my job. OK, great. That's not part of your job though so don't do it anyway. I AM JUST DOING MY JOB. OK, now you're not anymore. Bye.


So the teacher marks the assignment down because the student didn't follow the rules. Now the parents are angry about that. Should the teacher be punished and insulted for that?
 
2012-12-04 11:51:12 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"

Don't do this. But I am just doing my job. OK, great. That's not part of your job though so don't do it anyway. I AM JUST DOING MY JOB. OK, now you're not anymore. Bye.

So the teacher marks the assignment down because the student didn't follow the rules. Now the parents are angry about that. Should the teacher be punished and insulted for that?


Do you honestly think this way? A teacher is going to grade some kindergarten kids poorly for putting Santa in the real column rather than getting a laugh about it and sending it to the parents so they can get a laugh at the cuteness too?

Damn dude, lighten the fark up. Go sign a non-binding, non-effectual treaty which promises to do shiat we already do for kicks or something
 
2012-12-04 11:55:13 PM  
Let's play my favorite game:

"Who here actually has children?"
 
2012-12-04 11:56:09 PM  

skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: skullkrusher: Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, the teacher was doing her job. Why do we get angry at people doing their jobs?

"TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"DON'T TEACH OUR CHILDREN!"
"WHY IS MY CHILD STUPID?!"
"TEACHERS ARE WORTHLESS!"

Don't do this. But I am just doing my job. OK, great. That's not part of your job though so don't do it anyway. I AM JUST DOING MY JOB. OK, now you're not anymore. Bye.

So the teacher marks the assignment down because the student didn't follow the rules. Now the parents are angry about that. Should the teacher be punished and insulted for that?

Do you honestly think this way? A teacher is going to grade some kindergarten kids poorly for putting Santa in the real column rather than getting a laugh about it and sending it to the parents so they can get a laugh at the cuteness too?

Damn dude, lighten the fark up. Go sign a non-binding, non-effectual treaty which promises to do shiat we already do for kicks or something


Considering the shiatstorm of WTF surrounding the American education system these days, who knows what to think. Teachers are supposed to teach, but people are mad about what they do and don't teach, we can't "leave any child behind", and teachers can't teach reality anymore. Maybe it makes sense to you, but not to me.

I'll do that while you cry and whine and act like a snotty little brat toward the rest of the world for no reason other than NYAH NYAH NYAH.
 
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