“I'm more interested to know if some other non American (on a visa) would get deported for the same crimes. He should get NO special treatment, but he also shouldn't be given a heavier sentence, he needs to be reminded hes NOT SPECIAL IN ANY WAY! Hes 19 damn years old. He needs to learn to grow up, whatever happens to him.”
“i believe that as much as i believe anything. employers dont care enough about their employees to give them good wages and benifits so the employees dont care enough to put much, if any, effort into making the store look good.
i'm not saying our culture hasnt changed, i know it has, but i dont think thats the whole problem.”
“i think they understand it.. they simple are so overworked, and underpaid, that they no longer have the energy to CARE.”
jwmiller64 on Jan 7, 2014 at 17:07:30
“Do you really believe that? I don't have any stats to back up my assertions but I really think that there has been a change in our culture that makes work the most dreaded thing in the world. Retail work can be challenging work but I don't think most employees are overworked.”
“For 1: Dont call me a Dummy, i may be one but you dont have any right to call me one.
For 2: I know that it doesn't matter and that as soon as the next big thing comes up it'll likely be forgotten, you know that but these are high school students, who already spent the money on the date, the tux, the dress. I think your forgetting who were talking about here.
I agree it wont matter after the fact but right now it DOES matter. You can't forget that. How would you feel if you spent hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on a big fancy night to spend with your honey and your friends only to find out the invite was WRONG and no one caught it till the day. And then instead of a big dinner your served cold chicken strips and whatever?
“I've said this again and again.. the people who are going to have the "bad guns" aren't going to care if its illegal or not to have them. They will buy them and ignore the laws they don't want. That's WHY their bad guys. Why do the politicians not understand this?”
“i read somewhere the bride THANKED Taylor for coming.
and being Kennedy's... didn't they probably have UBER security? WHY on earth would the mother have a fit and go up to Taylor? If they weren't allowed to be there should she have told security to escort them out? and let it go? not make a big scene and make an idiot of her self and ruin the wedding herself?”
“because being sent to the office 10 times IS important. she cant learn if shes not in the class room. and if the dress code is so strict that shes been sent to the office so many times... maybe you should think a little more before you comment.”
Brian Case on Jun 8, 2012 at 13:59:30
“I have and did.. If her learning was so important to her and it wasn't about the clothes she wore, then why wouldn't she dress within the standards set? Maybe her parents need to introduce themselves to her and start being parents!”
“i get it the hair styles agaisnt the dress code, then call dad have him un do her hair and get on with it. there was NO NEED to ban her from picture day and make a spectical of her. this is soemthing i'd expect to see in a school inthe USA.. not the UK. wow... kinda nice to know a lot of adults r thoughtless and not jsut the ones here.”
“i think my school had a similar rule... not that they couldnt come but that they (the school) needed to be informed of where the person was coming from so they could make sure there wasnt any issues with the kid.
i understand WHY they have rules for prom, its supposed to be a fun night.. a safe night. but "no date no go" seems a little to strict. one that i jsut dont understand WHY its even a rule. do they think that if she has a date she will be any more willing to follow other catholic rules? do they think the ones with dates wont have sex with there bf's before marriage?
it jsut dosent make sense to me and i think if they insist on not allowing her to attend they should reimburse her for her ticket at the very least. the dress can be sold online or used for something else, as long as its not to over the top, but the ticket... a 95 dollar ticket... shes kind of stuck with that.”
“i think ur misunderstanding... there not banning kids... there banning kids who act up and make a fuss. you can still take your kids there, but if they act up, throw a fit, start crying... you need to take care of them away from the other diners.”
“most infants dont make a HUGE fuss thou, they cant run around the room screaming and running into people... and more likely then not, if they start fussing mom is already feeling the need to nurse.
and the way i read it, and hopefully how its meant, is that if your child is acting up, screaming throwing a fit whatever... take the kid outside or to the bathroom...AWAY from other people who are trying to relax and have a nice meal with there family.”
“the issue is that so many local health departments have had to close there doors or are so far off the beaten path no one even knows where they are. most people either dont know where there local health department is, cant get there during there business hours or cant get an appointment because so many other people are having to go threw them to get simple things like birth control and what not.”
“So.. you're going to drop everything you need to do to watch your teen child? your going to follow them around and make sure no one picks on them? While that's a lovely thought you need to look at reality... NO ONE can always be there for there kid, there needs to be something to deter bullies from going after kids for so long death seems like the only option.
Schools rarely do much of anything if bullying is reported, let alone anything that actually makes the bullying stop. Zero tolerance policies have NEVER worked. It gets the bad kids what they want, a day or more out of school, and punishes the kids who finally get sick of being picked on and fight back... then little "Susie" who's been telling whoever that they are fat stupid and worthless runs to daddy and cries about being slapped by someone at school. Then of course Daddy goes to the school admin and complains and threatens a law suit because his "little princess" did no wrong and was attacked.
Believe me I've seen how well the schools do with ZTP... there needs to be SOMETHING to make bullies wake up and go "Oh.. I don't wanna go to jail and get a record... maybe I should back off before he kicks the living crap out of me.". Not that a bill will do that but... its a step in the correct direction at least.”
“What gets me is.. they (the fire department) showed up... and then just sat there. shouldn't they have a list of addresses that paid and didn't? or send the couple/family a bill after the fact. at least then if they didn't pay you could take them to court or whatever.
i get it.. they didn't pay the fee... but really... you show up, you work. you don't just stand there and go "oh look.. fire pretty". and people say MY generation is the one that's screwing everything up. sorry to tell you folks.. my generation isn't in office yet. its still YOUR generation.”
Sunwyn Ravenwood on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:30:18
“They showed up so that they could rescue anyone who was in danger. No danger, so no services to people too cheap to pay for them.”
“I'm sorry if my opinion offended you, but it is how I feel. One can not force children to do anything and expect there not to be problems in the future.
i have no problem with providing the necessary guidance when someone makes a poor choice.. but should you also listen to someone to be sure that it is in fact a poor choice? Or are we just going on the "blanket statement" that they are children and therefore to stupid to know whats good for them?
perhaps you should not read so far into someones post that you can no longer see the light of day.”
“I try to at least. I just remember what it was like having some adult telling me I HAD to do something. It instantly made me want to not do it.... or do the exact opposite. wear a coat? nope.. think ill go out in short sleeves. might be childish but... its how my brain, and most kids brains, work.”
“I think everyone who is saying "put your foot down" or "who's the parent here" either don't have kids or raised kids that didn't become great adults. i might be wrong, as i don't have kids either, but you HAVE to pick your battles.
I agree with the author, make a deal "under X degrees you wear a winter coat, no questions asked", sometimes you do need to make the final decision and that be it. Layering is so much easier then one big bulky monster of a coat that you can't move or breath in.
I almost always run extremely hot, I can and have gotten physically sick, vomiting, migraine, lack of balance, from wearing a heavy coat when my body didn't need the extra protection. All because someone, be they my parent or some well meaning adult, said I HAD to wear some over stuffed winter coat.
If you don't listen to you child NOW how will you be able to listen and talk to them when there a teen, or a young adult? Or even when they are full grown adults? They might always be YOUR baby... but they wont be babies forever... and if you can't treat them with the respect they deserve when there 10, and yes even little kids deserve some respect, how do you expect to be able to treat them with respect when there out living on there own? Making there own decisions?”
patasp on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:30:11
“In your first paragraph you made a blanket statement...."either don't have kids, or had kids who didn't become great adults." WRONG! Nothing is "always" or "never." I had two daughters, and I had enough common sense to provide the necessary guidance and input when they made poor choices. One is an electrical engineer with Intel, and the other is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel.”
“i get the thought process this author has but... the kids FOUR. shes supposed to like princesses isnt she? i think its a bit early to be worrying about weather or not her boyfriend or husband is a "prince" or a "player".”