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(Fox 2 St. Louis)   School lunch lady honored for feeding student who couldn't afford his school lunches. Did I say honored? I meant fired   (fox2now.com) divider line 23
    More: Asinine, lunch lady, St. Louis County, cafeteria, Dianne Brame, Webster Groves, students  
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2012-12-14 06:19:38 PM
14 votes:
mymishmashmind.files.wordpress.com

"Why didn't he just ask his parents for food?"
2012-12-14 06:22:26 PM
3 votes:

Lsherm: But recently, she came across a fourth grader who consistently came without money. She says he used to be on the free lunch program, but language barriers got in the way of reapplying: "I sent them paperwork so that they could get back in contact with me, but it didn't happen," she says.
For days, Brame snuck the boy lunches. She explains, "I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing. I thought it was just taking care of a kid."

Note she wasn't paying for his lunch and then sending him through. Kudos to her for trying to get him back on the program. His parents didn't, but since the kid didn't suffer any negative consequences, why would they?

She didn't tell the kid "no" and explain why, and she didn't pay for the food she was giving away. She was solving a problem that didn't need to exist with a short-term solution she knew was wrong. Her "solution" didn't fix the real problem.

She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.


crush the weak! smash the poor! that's how we do it in THIS country, the way jesus wanted it done!
2012-12-14 05:00:21 PM
2 votes:
not only that, but she breast-fed him.
2012-12-15 09:25:40 AM
1 votes:
I can imagine the protest placards

"LET ARE KID SEAT!"
2012-12-15 12:37:50 AM
1 votes:

Lsherm: vrax: Yet, this woman did the right thing. I know that hurts some people to think about.

She did and didn't. If she was really interested in feeding that kid long term, she would have told the school. She didn't.


She didn't work for the school. She worked for a contractor hired by the school. It's very likely she didn't know the teachers from the administrators at the school. She might not have even been allowed to talk to them. It's not like she's a valued, salaried employee. She went out of her way to try and get the kid back on the program, but it can take weeks, even months, to be re-instated (think of it like a utility company, they cut you off in a heartbeat but take forever to turn the lights back on). In the meantime, the kid would have gone hungry. Sorry, I'd have done the exact same thing, especially knowing that 40% of the food will be thrown out at the end of the day.
2012-12-14 08:45:36 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: swingerofbirches: I went to public school for a year in Sweden, and the meals there were better than what you could find in most restaurants. Everyone pays for the lunches through taxes, not at the point of eating the lunch--it was a dining room, not a cafeteria.

Why go through the hassle of collecting $2 per kid every day and not just budget for it?

I think you need a number of people you're feeding before you can budget for it. Kinda shoots your argument down.


Yeah. It's a pity no one keeps track of how many kids are at a school.
2012-12-14 08:21:03 PM
1 votes:
Dear Lunch Lady,

In the Spirit of Christmas, we have reconsidered your firing. In the future, leave your heart at home. You will be watched.

Sincerely,
Your employer

P.S. Whereas it takes 37 muscles to frown, and 22 to smile, in the future, please assume a blank face. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
2012-12-14 08:03:31 PM
1 votes:

carnifex2005: Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.

Reminds me of something I saw on Reddit...

School lunch in Finland...

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

School lunch in Sweden...

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

School lunch in South Korea...

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

School lunch in the USA... 

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


I was inspired...

i.imgur.com
2012-12-14 07:54:52 PM
1 votes:

blunto: Considering the family is probably receiving welfare or some sort of assistance, how hard is it to use that money to buy some peanut butter and slap it between two pieces of bread? There is no reason a parent can't make a kid some sort of lunch no matter how poor, especially when it's supplied by the government.

The poorest people in this country still have 42" televisions and playstations.


You're an idiot. I thought you should know that so when people look at you like you've said something stupid, you can offer them that explanation.
2012-12-14 07:47:39 PM
1 votes:

thamike: [mymishmashmind.files.wordpress.com image 425x320]

"Why didn't he just ask his parents for food?"

 

mymishmashmind.files.wordpress.com

"Why didn't he just sell some stock from his trust fund to make ends meet?"
2012-12-14 07:33:50 PM
1 votes:
2012-12-14 07:28:18 PM
1 votes:

Ramit Bawdeep: So now we're f*cking teaching our kids to be goddamn communists? Our country is already headed down that path for f*ck's sake. They should make the kid wash some dishes in trade for a damn cheese sandwich. Teach the little twerp that you don't get crap for free; maybe they should get a damn job sewing on doll's eyes or something. That lunch lady is no hero. She's teaching the next generation to be victims and to just cry louder and louder until you get what you want. Maybe she should be a farmer. Then can give away all the food she grows and find out firsthand how many people will go hungry next year when she can't afford to even grow any crops anymore.


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2012-12-14 07:07:52 PM
1 votes:

ShannonKW: Giving away things that do not belong to you is not charity.


It is if You're a Democrat.
2012-12-14 06:42:17 PM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: ignoring the human part of Star Trek. Why?


Cause the aliens were hotter.
2012-12-14 06:36:56 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Weaver95: so if you have a choice between letting a kid go hungry OR following the rules...you follow the rules?

WHAT IF FOLLOWING THE RULES LETS THE KID EAT?

/novel concept to the idiots in this thread
//she didn't follow up, and she should have


what if you bend the rules, feed the kid and THEN backdate the paperwork afterwards?

novel concept, right?
2012-12-14 06:32:15 PM
1 votes:

carnifex2005: Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.

Reminds me of something I saw on Reddit...

School lunch in Finland...

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

School lunch in Sweden...

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

School lunch in South Korea...

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

School lunch in the USA... 

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


I love apricots!
2012-12-14 06:27:57 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.


Reminds me of something I saw on Reddit...

School lunch in Finland...

i.imgur.com

School lunch in Sweden...

i.imgur.com

School lunch in South Korea...

i.imgur.com

School lunch in the USA... 

i.imgur.com
2012-12-14 06:25:22 PM
1 votes:
There's that good old Liberal Compassion! The NEA should kick the kid out of school, and jail his parent's until restitution is made.
2012-12-14 06:24:36 PM
1 votes:

ShannonKW: Giving away things that do not belong to you is not charity.


ok, but you aren't human then anymore either so...there's that.
2012-12-14 06:23:00 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing.


Well, yeah, it IS stealing if you want to get technical about it.
2012-12-14 05:17:35 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better


Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.
2012-12-14 05:14:19 PM
1 votes:
Sad state of affairs we find ourselves in when I read that as "feeling."
2012-12-14 05:08:37 PM
1 votes:
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/ sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe...
 
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