SCHOOL -- 1957 Vs. 2007

 

Scenario: Jack goes rabbit shooting before school, pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.  

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his rifle & chats with Jack about guns.  

2007 - School goes into lock down, Star Force called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his ute or gun again.. Counsellors called in for traumatized students and teachers  

 

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.  

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.  

2007 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.   Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School board hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programs  

 

Scenario: Robbie won't be still in class, disrupts other students.  

1957 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.   2007 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from state because Robbie has a disability.  

 

Scenario : Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.  

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.  

2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Bill removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.         

 

Scenario : Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school..  

1957 - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with.  

2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.   

 

Scenario : Pedro fails high school English.  

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.  

2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist.    AFRE files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.   

 

Scenario : Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, and blows up a bull ant’s nest.  

1957 - Ants die.  

2007- Star Force, Federal Police & Anti-terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, Feds investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.  

 

Scenario : Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.  

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.  

2007 - Mary is accused of being sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

georshar georshar
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7 Responses Feb 28, 2009

Good post, do not worry too much about its placement. It will open eyes for anybody who has had them closed!

Ah no, why sorry? dont be

sorry for this post, actually i wanted to share it, but i didnt know where to post it, and ended up posting it here, though when i read it, i too felt it was too close to reality than a joke really

As inva said, this is sadly true, but thankfully where I live some things are still nice to cope with! :-)

Thanks georshar. Your jokes are very funny indeed. Unfortunately this one is too close to the heart to be funny.

actually i thought so too.. i agree with u Nudeinva

Normally this would be very funny, but not funny because it is too sadly true. Bummer!