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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   Elementary drive-thru graduation interrupted by large "shut the f*ck up" sign from angry neighbor   (kfor.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 8:59:38 AM  
The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."
 
2020-05-22 9:24:27 AM  
Everyone sucks here.
 
2020-05-22 9:25:23 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."


When you don't expect your kid to make it through high school.  You've gotta take the graduations you can get.

Which also explains kindergarten graduation.
 
2020-05-22 9:38:10 AM  
you moved in across from a school, not a cemetery.  it's probably too loud for him for about 180 days a year
 
2020-05-22 10:03:06 AM  
Rented a house for a summer when I was in college and the day we moved in the high school abutting the backyard began 2 a day marching band practice. I contemplated arson.

I've lived next to trains and under airport landing paths. This was worse.

One day? Deal with it. All summer? Burn that mother down.
 
2020-05-22 10:07:04 AM  
Insert Chris Rock "but I understand" thing here.

Air horns are of the devil.  And they should especially not be used around small children, who could get their hearing permanently damaged by them.
 
2020-05-22 10:08:15 AM  
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2020-05-22 10:08:27 AM  

BizarreMan: Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."

When you don't expect your kid to make it through high school.  You've gotta take the graduations you can get.

Which also explains kindergarten graduation.


It's Oklahoma. This is as good as it gets.
 
2020-05-22 10:08:30 AM  

FrancoFile: Insert Chris Rock "but I understand" thing here.

Air horns are of the devil.  And they should especially not be used around small children, who could get their hearing permanently damaged by them.


Dammit.
 
2020-05-22 10:09:10 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."


Just as with high school, it is a celebration organized by Administrators and teachers that they won't have to put up with these brats anymore.
 
2020-05-22 10:09:55 AM  
Hope that neighbor gets tp'ed by the local supply hoarder.

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2020-05-22 10:11:07 AM  
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2020-05-22 10:14:09 AM  
What a farkin' snowflake.
 
2020-05-22 10:21:18 AM  
Our first house was across the street from an elementary school. We lived there for 20 years. School bells, recess and field day make noise but after a short amount of time it becomes just part of the day and you tune it out.

And, you know what you're getting into when you live near a school.
 
2020-05-22 10:21:23 AM  
errr, so is it an elementary school or a middle school?
 
2020-05-22 10:25:33 AM  
There's one of these assholes near every school, park, and playground. All reasonable people know that there is occasional noise and traffic associated with schools. This isn't new - I grew up across from an elementary school and I can assure you that noise and traffic was normal 40+ years ago - so this asshole knew there would be noise when he bought his house. The grad ceremony is one evening. Be a man and suck it up you overgrown petulant child.
 
2020-05-22 10:26:39 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."


As a parent with two high-school age kids I've been through multiple pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school graduations.  Personally I didn't think high-school or college graduations were a big deal, but I know I would have rolled my eyes at anything earlier than that.
 
2020-05-22 10:30:16 AM  

BizarreMan: Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."

When you don't expect your kid to make it through high school.  You've gotta take the graduations you can get.

Which also explains kindergarten graduation.


Is there a high dropout rate in your area? Even high school is pretty much viewed as a default prize, rather than an accomplishment, by most people. That's why not graduating is pretty much poison for most people: If you didn't graduate people wonder what's wrong with you.
 
2020-05-22 10:33:50 AM  
I never took home anything I didn't want my parents to see from school. Including any instructions or invites to any graduation ceremonies. They came to one. My 12th grade graduation. That was the only time. Oh they did attend my open school nights in elementary school and that was it unless I missed the bus and they had to get to/from school.
 
2020-05-22 10:34:47 AM  
It's not wise to upset an Okie.
 
2020-05-22 10:37:00 AM  

Tyrosine: BizarreMan: Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."

When you don't expect your kid to make it through high school.  You've gotta take the graduations you can get.

Which also explains kindergarten graduation.

Is there a high dropout rate in your area? Even high school is pretty much viewed as a default prize, rather than an accomplishment, by most people. That's why not graduating is pretty much poison for most people: If you didn't graduate people wonder what's wrong with you.


I lived in Mississippi for 25 years so......
 
2020-05-22 10:37:22 AM  
One advantage of not being in a super-hot housing market, or having the nerve to back out of an offer, is being able to hang out in your potential new neighborhood.   We looked at a house near a high school so we went over there one afternoon and discovered the parents lined their cars up along the side street the house was on for nearly an hour before school let out.   Parked halfway on the grass and partially blocking driveways.  No thanks.

On another house we were a few blocks from a high school stadium.  The sellers said they didn't think it was a nuisance because the house had off street parking.  It wasn't football season, so I walked around and talked to as many neighbors as I could about the neighborhood.   Several people said they regularly complain to the school about teams using the PA system to play loud music for hours during practices, and the football game nights were a zoo.

With our current house I parked in the neighborhood at night several days in a row to get a read on the activity, and during the day I introduced myself to several neighbors.  Everything checked out OK.
 
2020-05-22 10:38:04 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."


I have never understood it also.  :(
Go and read your books, there is so much to understand.
 
2020-05-22 10:38:33 AM  

Mr_Vimes: BizarreMan: Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."

When you don't expect your kid to make it through high school.  You've gotta take the graduations you can get.

Which also explains kindergarten graduation.

It's Oklahoma. This is as good as it gets.


Only thing worse than Oklahoma is Oklabama. Though, Oklatucky gives it a run for its money cousin-pussy.
 
2020-05-22 10:40:43 AM  
Hero tag.
Where's the hero tag?
Anyone seen the hero tag?

He's just saying what every teacher is thinking.
 
2020-05-22 10:41:27 AM  
I'm with the guy who was annoyed. I've worked nights before, my wife who works in healthcare still does work some night shifts. People driving around the neighborhood making noise because of the virus are farkign stupid.

We have absolutely no right to force people to be quiet nor would we attempt to do so but we have every right to be annoyed and so does this guy.
 
2020-05-22 10:41:34 AM  

mjbok: As a parent with two high-school age kids I've been through multiple pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school graduations.  Personally I didn't think high-school or college graduations were a big deal, but I know I would have rolled my eyes at anything earlier than that.


Private K-12 schools often have "promotion" ceremonies at the end of grades K,5, and 8.   Since the kids aren't moving to a different school, or even getting an entirely new set of teachers and support staff, it helps reinforce the idea of leveling up and new expectations.
 
2020-05-22 10:42:13 AM  

Circusdog320: Our first house was across the street from an elementary school. We lived there for 20 years. School bells, recess and field day make noise but after a short amount of time it becomes just part of the day and you tune it out.

And, you know what you're getting into when you live near a school.


I don't think this was normal school noise.  This seems like a parade of a couple hundred cars honking horns for a few hours.
 
2020-05-22 10:47:03 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."



Bob:
It's not a graduation. He's moving from the 4th grade to the 5th grade.
Helen:
It's a ceremony.
Bob:
It's psychotic! They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity.
 
2020-05-22 10:53:34 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: you moved in across from a school, not a cemetery.  it's probably too loud for him for about 180 days a year


My ex-wife lives right next to a Junior High school. It's pretty obnoxious. During the school year the parents line up around the block in their cars blocking the street in both directions, they park in and block peoples driveways, honk their horns and are generally just assholes.

For some reason they have a marching band and they practice in the parking lot which is right up against her backyard. I'm not sure what they do there other than school but there's something going on at the school pretty much 7 days a week. Even during the summer there are things going on there and the lot is full and there are cars everywhere.

While I kind of get the "you moved in next to a school, what did you expect?" argument, I don't think asking people not to be obnoxious, entitled, inconsiderate assholes is out of line.
 
2020-05-22 11:00:10 AM  

BizarreMan: Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."

When you don't expect your kid to make it through high school.  You've gotta take the graduations you can get.

Which also explains kindergarten graduation.


I enjoyed my kids' kindergarten graduations.  Used it as a rite of passage moment, let her know education was important, was a chance to meet some of the other parents in the school community.  It wasn't the kind of thing we invited the grandparents to, or held a party at home with gifts or anything.

Rites of passage or helpful things, let's the kids know that a bit more will be expected of them in the future.

Beeping horns and yelling people for a drive-by graduation?  Not so cool, that's inflicting your party on the rest of the community.
 
2020-05-22 11:03:54 AM  

Tyrosine: All reasonable people know that there is occasional noise and traffic associated with schools.


FTA: "It was just constant air horns and honking," Albert said.

That's not reasonable noise and traffic.
 
2020-05-22 11:08:38 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Rented a house for a summer when I was in college and the day we moved in the high school abutting the backyard began 2 a day marching band practice. I contemplated arson.

I've lived next to trains and under airport landing paths. This was worse.

One day? Deal with it. All summer? Burn that mother down.


"This one time when I walked around naked in my yard next to band camp..."
 
2020-05-22 11:12:51 AM  
I'm with the dude who was annoyed. I live near an American Legion post. When I first moved in, I knew there was going to be noise. A few weekends a summer, ya know, Memorial Day, 4th of July, whatever, and that is fine with me. Then they built the outdoor tiki bar. Music blaring all summer long. Women screeching. Motorcycles revving for hours at a time. I figure it's that loud because they are all old Boomer Farts who lost their hearing from sitting on their hoverrounds in front of the tv all winter long.
 
2020-05-22 11:13:26 AM  
These kids made it theough elementary school.  They went in with bladder control issues and emotional outbursts that they got under control.  They memorized math facts.  They learned how to read and write.  Many spent almost half their entire education there.
I do think that's worth celebrating.
There should also be a social emotional graduation curriculum for middle school programs.  Getting through those things is a major accomplishment!

/Also, they're from Oklahoma so none of them will ever amount to a single thing.
 
2020-05-22 11:19:19 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The guy's an asshole, but I've never understood elementary school "graduations."


Kindergarten graduates into 1st Grade,
5th goes to 6th (or Middle School, 6-7-8th grade)

It's actually common practice.
 
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2020-05-22 11:21:24 AM  

Theaetetus: Tyrosine: All reasonable people know that there is occasional noise and traffic associated with schools.

FTA: "It was just constant air horns and honking," Albert said.

That's not reasonable noise and traffic.


On a daily basis, no.  But a one time thing?  Suck it up.
 
2020-05-22 11:21:46 AM  

abhorrent1: Dead for Tax Reasons: you moved in across from a school, not a cemetery.  it's probably too loud for him for about 180 days a year

My ex-wife lives right next to a Junior High school. It's pretty obnoxious. During the school year the parents line up around the block in their cars blocking the street in both directions, they park in and block peoples driveways, honk their horns and are generally just assholes.

For some reason they have a marching band and they practice in the parking lot which is right up against her backyard. I'm not sure what they do there other than school but there's something going on at the school pretty much 7 days a week. Even during the summer there are things going on there and the lot is full and there are cars everywhere.

While I kind of get the "you moved in next to a school, what did you expect?" argument, I don't think asking people not to be obnoxious, entitled, inconsiderate assholes is out of line.


oh, it's not out of line to ask for it, but it is wishful thinking to expect assholes not to be assholes, or them not to be extra assholish once called out for being assholes

/i knew it!  i'm surrounded by assholes!
 
2020-05-22 11:29:50 AM  
It's like around the evening of the 4th of July...people get pissed at the noise from fireworks.
Come on people...it's just for an hour or two, once a year, just deal with it.  Put on some
headphones, listen to some music if it bothers you that much.
 
2020-05-22 11:52:14 AM  

DrBrownCow: Private K-12 schools often have "promotion" ceremonies at the end of grades K,5, and 8.   Since the kids aren't moving to a different school, or even getting an entirely new set of teachers and support staff, it helps reinforce the idea of leveling up and new expectations.


I see what you're saying, but I would argue this is even worse.  You are still going to the same place.

Nana's Vibrator: These kids made it theough elementary school.  They went in with bladder control issues and emotional outbursts that they got under control.  They memorized math facts.  They learned how to read and write.  Many spent almost half their entire education there.
I do think that's worth celebrating.
There should also be a social emotional graduation curriculum for middle school programs.  Getting through those things is a major accomplishment!


Meh.  If it's something 99.9% do successfully it isn't really that much of an accomplishment.
 
2020-05-22 11:56:45 AM  

mjbok: DrBrownCow: Private K-12 schools often have "promotion" ceremonies at the end of grades K,5, and 8.   Since the kids aren't moving to a different school, or even getting an entirely new set of teachers and support staff, it helps reinforce the idea of leveling up and new expectations.

I see what you're saying, but I would argue this is even worse.  You are still going to the same place.

Nana's Vibrator: These kids made it theough elementary school.  They went in with bladder control issues and emotional outbursts that they got under control.  They memorized math facts.  They learned how to read and write.  Many spent almost half their entire education there.
I do think that's worth celebrating.
There should also be a social emotional graduation curriculum for middle school programs.  Getting through those things is a major accomplishment!

Meh.  If it's something 99.9% do successfully it isn't really that much of an accomplishment.



This.  To pretend otherwise is to artificially lower expectations for no reason.  There was absolutely no question in my house that I would graduate from high school and go to college.  It never occurred to me that I would do otherwise.
 
2020-05-22 12:09:12 PM  

Circusdog320: Our first house was across the street from an elementary school. We lived there for 20 years. School bells, recess and field day make noise but after a short amount of time it becomes just part of the day and you tune it out.

And, you know what you're getting into when you live near a school.


I lived right by my old high school. Our band sucked, but they didn't practice much. When I visit my parents, that band practices a hell of a lot more often than they ever did when I was younger. And earlier in the morning, too.

/that said, the street traffic got a lot worse, too
//guess tractor trailers DGAF about weight restrictions anymore
 
2020-05-22 12:09:29 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: you moved in across from a school, not a cemetery.  it's probably too loud for him for about 180 days a year


I doubt every day has a continuous 45 minute stream of cars honking horns and people blowing air horns.
 
2020-05-22 12:12:31 PM  

FrancoFile: mjbok: DrBrownCow: Private K-12 schools often have "promotion" ceremonies at the end of grades K,5, and 8.   Since the kids aren't moving to a different school, or even getting an entirely new set of teachers and support staff, it helps reinforce the idea of leveling up and new expectations.

I see what you're saying, but I would argue this is even worse.  You are still going to the same place.

Nana's Vibrator: These kids made it theough elementary school.  They went in with bladder control issues and emotional outbursts that they got under control.  They memorized math facts.  They learned how to read and write.  Many spent almost half their entire education there.
I do think that's worth celebrating.
There should also be a social emotional graduation curriculum for middle school programs.  Getting through those things is a major accomplishment!

Meh.  If it's something 99.9% do successfully it isn't really that much of an accomplishment.


This.  To pretend otherwise is to artificially lower expectations for no reason.  There was absolutely no question in my house that I would graduate from high school and go to college.  It never occurred to me that I would do otherwise.


You mean to do away with all graduation ceremony through the college undergraduate level.  Shall they instead have a dinner party to ridicule those who haven't achieved the same?  Little Tony and the year he contracted  meningitis... can't do long division, that worthless little sh*t.
 
2020-05-22 12:17:40 PM  

FrancoFile: Insert Chris Rock "but I understand" thing here.

Air horns are of the devil.  And they should especially not be used around small children, who could get their hearing permanently damaged by them.


ShutUpAirHornGuy.gif

/I miss hockey
 
2020-05-22 12:20:04 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Dead for Tax Reasons: you moved in across from a school, not a cemetery.  it's probably too loud for him for about 180 days a year

I doubt every day has a continuous 45 minute stream of cars honking horns and people blowing air horns.


i don't know, it is oklahoma...
 
2020-05-22 12:23:07 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Natalie Portmanteau: Dead for Tax Reasons: you moved in across from a school, not a cemetery.  it's probably too loud for him for about 180 days a year

I doubt every day has a continuous 45 minute stream of cars honking horns and people blowing air horns.

i don't know, it is oklahoma...


Fair enough. And it doesn't make the guy less of an asshole, but damn... that'd annoy me too
 
2020-05-22 12:44:09 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Circusdog320: Our first house was across the street from an elementary school. We lived there for 20 years. School bells, recess and field day make noise but after a short amount of time it becomes just part of the day and you tune it out.

And, you know what you're getting into when you live near a school.

I don't think this was normal school noise.  This seems like a parade of a couple hundred cars honking horns for a few hours.


It's one day
 
2020-05-22 12:46:19 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: You mean to do away with all graduation ceremony through the college undergraduate level.  Shall they instead have a dinner party to ridicule those who haven't achieved the same?  Little Tony and the year he contracted  meningitis... can't do long division, that worthless little sh*t.


Yeah, that's exactly the same thing.  When the failure rate to do a task is statistically insignificant, then the task really isn't a huge accomplishment, and it belittles celebrating things that actually are an accomplishment when you celebrate something that is considered a given.  The national HS graduation rate is 88%.  Outside of kids who die the graduation rate at kindergarten, elementary, and middle school is so close to 100% that it is not a big achievement.  It is the equivalent of a participation ribbon.  You showed up!
 
2020-05-22 1:01:41 PM  
Our son graduated from college this spring. No ceremony. I was relieved.  We'll have a party for him when he finishes grad school.
 
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