Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Parents Behaving Badly #2
...And in yet another example of parental stupidity, a Maine mom was arrested for helping her daughter and two classmates bake a batch of laxative-laced cookies as an anonymous "gift" for their teacher.
The girls left the plate on the teachers desk with a note that read "We made these cookies just for you, hope you enjoy them."
Julie Hunt showed the girls how to crush up an entire box of Ex-Lax, a chocolate-flavored laxative, to mix in the cookie batter and was charged with misdemeanor assault.
Four students were taken ill after eating the cookies.
The girls weren't charged, but have been suspended from school.
That's just Bullshit. With a capital B.
Call me Cruella de Mom, but I think those girls got off way too easily.
At the very minimum, they should have had to perform some kind of community service. If they've got the time to fart around and plan "pranks" like these, then they've got time to contribute something worthwhile to the world they live in.
Instead they get a vacation from school.
What if one of the "victims" had a medical condition like Crohn's Disease? Or Ulcerative Colitis? Instead of a case of the raging squirts, they could have landed up in the hospital with a serious and excruciatingly painful attack.
No offense to the intended victim, but what in the hell was that teacher thinking? Somebody leaves anonymous cookies on your desk, and you hand them out?
You should have put them in a drawer "for later" and pitched them at the first possible opportunity.
Which brings us back to Mom of The Year. WTF is wrong with you?
At any time did a voice inside your noggin say "This is a bad bad idea?"
Sometimes, there are just no words, but this isn't one of them.
Julie Hunt, you are either an evil person, or you're like school in the summertime.
No class. No class at all.