rules, schmooles

Rules are everywhere. That's just how the world rolls. I like rules.

Face it, you have to have rules or there would be total anarchy everywhere. Most rules are reasonable. Some are simply for your safety. Many are just common sense but folks, nevertheless, need them written down.

Of course, there will always be those who don't like rules.  A few weeks ago, here in New Zealand, a jerky kid was suspended because he did not comply with the rules of his school that said his hair has to be above his collar. He decided he didn't want to cut his hair.

Now any responsible parent would sit him down and say, 'Look, kid, that's life. It's full of rules. Harden up, son,  and cut your hair.'  But did his parents do that? Noooo. They decided that he didn't have to abide by rules. So he didn't cut his hair. He got suspended. They went to court.

How pathetic is that?

And to make things worse, the ignorant courts told him that the school was WRONG to suspend him.  Now what sort  of message does that send to every student at his school and those around the country?

Today, the school was told it has to pay the jerky kid's legal fees, about $24,000. What is this world coming to? rules http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11279953

 I do hope his irresponsible parents have given him a trust fund because I can't imagine him keeping a job for more than a few days. Those pesky rules will get in his way.


EG CameraGirl said...

Very disturbing that his parents went to court over this.

Jenny said...

One of my pet peeves.

People complain that the world is out of control...but, hey, specific rules don't apply to THEIR family.


Liz said...

Strangely enough I was talking to a farmer friend when we were on the back of his quad (strange things you talk about when out shooting turkeys) We both agreed it was rathet extreme to take a school to court. On the other side though the school perhaps could have been a lot clearer on their rules. Problem is today the PC rubbish has taken over along with litigation as an alternative to sitting down and talking things over like mature civilised adults. Sad really. In the end kids need to find out the hard way life isn't all about them!

Aimz said...

agree with you. my views are the same as yours, he'll have a hard time in the real world when he leaves school...