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#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23085 on: August 26, 2013, 02:05:09 PM »
Why would the kid have a BB gun in the car in the first place? I wonder if it's his usual practice to shoot out the car window...

Not to mention, he would have had to shoot past his mother's face, assuming the service window was on her side of the car.

Unless he was in the back seat, but still...

I would love to hear how this plays out.
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#### nutraxfornerves

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« Reply #23086 on: August 26, 2013, 02:33:21 PM »
I was looking for th eBB gun story and found this from last April.Long Island Mom Accused Of Taking Kids On BB Gun Drive-By Shooting Spree [quoteProsecutors said the 43-year-old East Northport woman took her 13- and 15-year-old children on joyrides, arming them with slingshots and soft-air guns and encouraging them to rapid fire BB pellets at parked cars in Islandia, Hauppauge and Commack.
During the drive-bys, prosecutors said Becker even picked up eggs and flung them at cars, too.[/quote]

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#### EMuir

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##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #23087 on: August 26, 2013, 02:42:10 PM »

#### artk2002

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« Reply #23095 on: August 26, 2013, 05:12:25 PM »
I went with my SIL to pick up the kids from school today. As we were picking up the kids  a father walks into my niece's room and says "What's this list all about, public school is supposed to be free. IF you want my kid to have this stuff --you blanket-blank pay for it!" Slammed the school supply list on the desk and walked out.

Honestly, we spent less than $10 for the entire list buying on sales, the list is not that onerous - and if you can't afford it, you can go to one of the food kitchens show them that you can't and get free stuff. Where has he been for the last, oh, 20 years or so? Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain #### magicdomino • Super Hero! • Posts: 5067 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #23096 on: August 26, 2013, 05:34:19 PM » Heck, even in the Dark Ages, we started the year with school supplies. I don't remember the teacher sending home a list; certainly it would have been a lot shorter (I'm pretty sure no one was expected to bring boxes of tissues, and hand sanitizer didn't exist.) But we were expected to have pencils, notebook, eraser, crayons, etc. Come to think of it, there must of been some kind of list. In first grade, I was supposed to have thick pencils for some reason. The teacher kept telling me to use the fat pencils; my mother kept refusing to buy fat pencils because we had lots of regular pencils. Why did they keep telling me instead of each other? #### diesel_darlin • Hero Member • Posts: 1096 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #23097 on: August 26, 2013, 05:46:51 PM » I work at a gas station. Today, a man threw his trash on the counter and politely informed me that now I had something to do. #### Shalamar • Hero Member • Posts: 1461 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #23098 on: August 26, 2013, 05:52:34 PM » Good grief, d_d! That makes me stabby. I'm old enough to remember when kids were given everything, school supply-wise. That included pens, pencils, and a fresh new pack of crayons. (Honestly, was there anything more wonderful than brand-new Crayola crayons, with the points all pointy and the paper un-ripped? Siiiigh.) But yeah, that hasn't been the case in my hometown for decades. I remember one year when our daughter's list included playing cards and dice. I joked that the teacher must be planning to teach them how to gamble. #### shhh its me • Super Hero! • Posts: 7079 ##### Re: Special Snowflake Stories « Reply #23099 on: August 26, 2013, 06:00:32 PM » I went with my SIL to pick up the kids from school today. As we were picking up the kids a father walks into my niece's room and says "What's this list all about, public school is supposed to be free. IF you want my kid to have this stuff --you blanket-blank pay for it!" Slammed the school supply list on the desk and walked out. Honestly, we spent less than$10 for the entire list buying on sales, the list is not that onerous - and if you can't afford it, you can go to one of the food kitchens show them that you can't and get free stuff.

This reminds me it only happened 2 years but when I asked for a school supply list i was told something to the effect "well we cant tell you , you must provide anything but we have a list of things parents may want to donate to the school for their child's use"  something like that.   I was surprised that the classrooms now have at least one scientific calculator per student , for their use.

I did feel bad for the (what looked like grandparents ) buying school supplies for their 7 year old granddaughter and son " Ok , pencils. Which type? Wow these are $4.99 a pack and you and need 4 packs ? *under breath and eye-roll* geez she's 7" *insert small vent* I used to sometimes think the teacher went and looked at the sale prices and specifically and exactly described only items that were still full price the first weeks of school. 100 page spiral notebooks are$1.68-\$2.68 , 70 page are 9-19 cents I've been buying school supplies for 14 years the 70 page ones are always almost free the 100 page are always full price. When you ask for 6 in different colors that's a difference of 6-12 dollars.  24 crayons 10 cents the 12 you asked for 2.49 , again every year same price ratio and so it went for all 20 or so items.   The first year I followed the list exactly I don't know why you asked for 12 crayons maybe 24 is just too many choices for 6 year olds maybe they kids with 24 crayons are mean to the kids with 12 I assumed you had a reason to specifically request the most expensive option. That's not to mention the 10 red , green and black pens of which I still have 9 red and 9 green (years after the first time red and green implements were requested) and he never once filled the entire 70 page notebook when you insisted on 100 pages.  Teachers please take the extra moments to say "6 colors suggested/exactly 6 colors must include green and yellow" or "crayons minimum 12 colors/exactly 12 colors" or suggest your school adds it to the downloadable supply lists.