Parents: Why Must You Insist on Raising Illiterate Pansies?

It’s cold today, by St. Louis standards. The wind chill this morning was something like –7 degrees. We have anywhere from 5-7 inches of snow on the ground.

Lindbergh School District did not cancel school today.

Here is part of the reaction to this decision on Facebook:


Out of all those comments, there is perhaps one (1!) without any grammar or spelling errors. One!

Absorb that a moment. Now ask yourself: what does this tell us?

It tells us – screams at us – that these kids NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL, that’s what it tells us. In fact, they need to be in school MORE because they clearly haven’t grasped the most elementary rules of usage, spelling, etc.

Look, I expect the kids to bitch and moan about having to go to school, but what’s with their pansy-raising parents? I couldn’t get all the comments in one screenshot, but believe me, there are more. Laurel loves school and is eager to go, so she never complains – but if she did, my response would be, “Suck it up, Buttercup! Wipe your nose, get in the truck, and go.”

I mean, what the hell do these people think the good folks of Fargo, North Dakota do on days like this? Answer: THEY GO TO SCHOOL.

By the way: Wind chill in Fargo this morning: –17 degrees. Cancellations: None.

I’m going to go gnash my teeth elsewhere before I lose all sense and respond to this bunch of babies directly on Facebook. Gah!

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