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jcr's Journal: The tragedy of brain-dead apparatchiki entrusted with the care of children. 6

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Earlier today, I read an account of a little girl getting a severe sunburn while on a school field trip, because of an unconscionable policy prohibiting children from possessing sunscreen while at school or on school activities. I looked up the name of the spokesman who had the nerve to try to defend this policy to the press, and wrote her the following e-mail:

Miss Chancellor, you and the pinheads you serve in the Northeast Indecent School District are a tragic example of the kind of abject incompetence that pervades American public schools in the past several decades.

I would urge you to resign and pursue employment in the janitorial services industry, but youâ(TM)re obviously too goddamned stupid to be trusted with cleaning supplies.

-jcr

Well, it would appear that Miss Chancellor was offended by my criticism, and she replied thusly:

Your comments do not warrant an intelligent response. Clearly - you do not have all the facts.

Now, it's rather unusual for an apparatchik in a shitstorm to bother to respond to any of the angry e-mails they get, so naturally I have replied:

On Jun 6, 2014, at 10:26 AM, Chancellor, Aubrey wrote:

>Your comments do not warrant an intelligent response.

Since youâ(TM)re entirely incapable of an intelligent response, that just works out fine and dandy now, doesnâ(TM)t it?

>Clearly - you do not have all the facts.

The fact is that when you screw up like this, the thing to do is apologize and promise the parents, the child, and the rest of the community that it will never happen again. You donâ(TM)t double down on your idiotic policy of depriving children of sunscreen.

When children are entrusted to you by their parents, your paramount duty is to ensure their safety and well being. it is NOT to sacrifice their welfare to your psychotic need for obedience.

-jcr

More on this as it develops. Start the popcorn.

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The tragedy of brain-dead apparatchiki entrusted with the care of children.

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  • by rk (6314)

    What sort of thinking would lead to the idea of banning sunscreen in the first place? With some people having a genetic propensity to things like skin cancer (my wife's family, and therefore MY son included in that), I'd tell them to fuck right off with their sunscreen ban.

    • by Bill Dog (726542)

      Apparently it's because the occasional child may be susceptible to skin irritation or rashing from some subset of sunscreens (depending on the ingredients used), and there's a chance that children could think to start a squirt gun fight with their sunscreen bottles.

      So the school administrator is right that there are two sides to the story, but that doesn't make each of them about half or of equal importance. I.e. the prevalence of, as well as the extent of damage possible (especially long-term, as you ment

  • She says:

    Your comments this time are much more rationale and not personal. Therefore, I will respond.

    Unfortunately, you still don't have all the facts though.
    When we are in the wrong-
    we will apologize. This matter clearly has two sides, and we review our practices every year with input from medical doctors. But the practice of not allowing sunscreen in the hands of young children does have merit.

    Have you ever seen a child with an allergic reaction to sunscreen?
    Have you ever seen kids horse around and do thi

    • by jcr (53032)

      and naturally, I replied:

      On Jun 6, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Chancellor, Aubrey wrote:

      Your comments this time are much more rationale and not personal. Therefore, I will respond.

      No, you’re responding because of your need to justify yourself. (By the way, do learn the difference between the words “rationale” and “rational”.)

      Unfortunately, you still don't have all the facts though.

      I’m gaining facts about you with every round of these e-mails.

      When we are in the wrong-

      You ARE in

      • by jcr (53032)

        Aubrey says:

        Sir,
        You should just realize that the issue has a lot of different sides to it.
        I do not appreciate, nor deserve the rudeness and tone of your emails.
        I have a job to do, I did it and will continue to do it.
        You certainly have a right to your opinion.
        What you do not have a right to do is make personal attacks toward me, with insults and inappropriate language and words, which in effect muddy your point.
        You do not know me. Do not act like you do.
        I am finished discussing this matter with you.

        • by jcr (53032)

          and I replied:

          On Jun 6, 2014, at 11:40 AM, Chancellor, Aubrey wrote:

          "I do not appreciate, nor deserve the rudeness and tone of your emails. "

          Cry me a river! If you’re too delicate for this, why don’t you resign? I’m sure the taxpayers can find far better uses for your salary.

          "I have a job to do, I did it and will continue to do it."

          Ah, yes I was wondering when I’d hear the Nuremberg excuse.

          "You certainly have a right to your opinion.
          What you do not have a right to do is make per

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