Sorry Readers — I’m all riled up today. Too many things are annoying me, and one of them is the story I just heard from a friend. On Friday, in honor of Mother’s Day, her first grade daughter’s class was having a tea. So, in the foyer, waiting to go into the classroom, were a bunch of other moms milling around. When my friend got to the front door of the school, which was locked, she motioned for someone to please open it.
None of the moms would.
One of them pantomimed for her to press a buzzer, which would alert the office, which would then officially allow her in. But — these were the other first grade moms! Some had been to my friend’s house! There is a difference between caution and obtuseness, between real safety and “following orders.” It’s a difference they chose to ignore.
Do they really think their children are in danger from a mom coming to tea?
If so, shouldn’t they hire an official taster? After all, what if one of the parents poisoned the scones? - L.
Halt there, you sneaking, scheming enemy until proven otherwise!