(Way to ignore AP style on that headline, News-Register. Well played. Adviser would have been the right choice.)
When I was a kid, my parents would say things to me like, “If you want to act like an idiot, people will think you’re an idiot.”
Perception is reality, right? At least in most cases?
All she said was “If you want to act like trailer trash, I’ll treat you like trailer trash.”
At the very least, it got their attention.
But no … nooooooooo … let’s not blame the kids for acting like asshole punks raised by crappy parents who have no sense of responsibility. It’s clearly the teacher’s fault. Those precious angels couldn’t have done a single thing wrong.
Politically correct bullshit. Oh, we can’t possibly hurt little Roy’s feelings. Roy is a precious angel. Who cares that he’s lazy and disrespectful?
Give me a freakin’ break. Really. If I acted as poorly as half of today’s teenagers do now … I would have lost the majority of my teeth by the time I was 18.
My kids are going to hate me some day. They really will. But you know what? They won’t be asshole punks, either. I’ll take that tradeoff.