Emails on the Campaign Front Mar 24, 2009 13:27:36 GMT -5
Post by warriorpride on Mar 24, 2009 13:27:36 GMT -5
From you not mentioning entitled in your post; I am assuming you think that was out of line and was one of the seeds that others seemed to use as a defacto Admin condonement for "others" to continue on with other labels.
As for the "fence it off baby" I must preface that I was not hugely concerned with the safety issues (except the pipes) but I was at the meeting when Dr. D made the statement. it wasn't just his words "fence it off Baby" it was the WAY he said it so joyfully/gleefully and with a laugh and giggle. Perhaps he was trying to lighten the mood (I didn't think it was appropriate. if you were there perhaps you did and we can have a different interpretation of the event and delivery of the statement) or perhaps he was trying to slap down those with valid concerns and trivialize their concerns. We will never know what was the intent of the delivery.
If he just wanted to communicate that the area could be quarenteened; why not just say "we can fence off any area deemed to be a potential risk until a permanent fix can be put in place. This should allay any short term fears/concerns for student safety" Instead he woohoos and laughs "just fence it off Baby" I took his comment and delivery as marginalizing and attempting to demean those parents that had concerns. you can view it any way you wish to.
Actually, I can believe that people acted in entitled ways (via emails, phone calls, in person, etc.). I see people acting entitled all of the time, in various ways: in restaurants, on the streets (driving), in stores, in youth sports, etc. And calling a spade a spade is appropriate, and sometimes necessary.