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1. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007


Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with
shotgun in gun rack.

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to
jail and never sees his truck or gun again.

Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.


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, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark.

Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.


Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal.

Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie.

Tested for ADD.

School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.


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.

Billy 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.

Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.


Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.

2007- Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations.

Car searched for drugs and weapons.


Pedro fails high school English.

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

ACLU 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.


Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a
model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1957 - Ants die.

2007- BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called.

Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.


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 a sexual predator and loses her job.

She faces 3 years in State Prison.

Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

I am not going to comment. Why beat a dead horse?

3. Posted by fierres (Inactive 30 posts) 8y

yeah... it'd been a long time

4. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Gee, vegasmike, a comment about not making a comment. Another fine remark. And it's typed. Crayon break?
Oh, and another point. You earlier stated that I seem to have a lot of time on my hands...Well, it's really none of your business whether I do or not...As is the fact I don't care whether you drive a cab, swim the Nile or play the slots. You don't like my posts then ignore them as I will try to do with you. Thank you and have a nice day....

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Oh, I remember school fistfights--there was one to start off every year. I don't remember anyone getting in trouble; it was just taken as the old "boys will be boys" attitude where the Alpha males had to strut their stuff.

The worst that happened at our school was the French school up the street would come taunt us and throw rocks at the school. Mostly to give themselves a day off.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

G, I am a bit surprised by some reactions.
I just had to laugh in some scenarios to be honest, is that a crime
I wonder what the reactions would have been in 1957...if we had internet. I guess people would have really laughed about the 2007 consequences
Basically, I would like to see a few more of you Chayisun, simply because it is ok and funny.

7. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Thanks for the comment, Utrecht, it's much appreciated....