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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

BETTER THAN A KICK IN THE GROIN

Need a hug? Well, you won't get one at this Oak Park, Ill., middle school where officials have banned the show of affection.


Percy Julian Middle School Principal Victoria Sharts said students were forming "hug lines" (what will pubescent kids think of next?) in the crowded hallways of the suburban Chicago school that caused some of its 860 students to be late for class.

So they instituted a no-hugging policy.

Sharts said at least one student complained that the hugs were unwanted and inappropriate, and that officials were concerned some of the hugs were too long and too close.

She added that the goal of the action was to "promote safe, orderly hallways where everybody can get by, be safe, and be on time."

I don't know about you, but I don't even like saying hello to some people in the morning much less hugging them. You'd think, though, that school officials would have better (or worse?) things to police.

In any case, ya gotta' love this Free Hugs campaign video (Music by Sick Puppies.net):

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3 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

They need a new motto: "Hugs, not slugs". The world is too PC and lawsuit-happy. Can't a hug just be a hug?

Tue Oct 02, 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous an old hippie said...

Here's a GREAAAAAAAAAAT
BIG TO YOU DIANA!
If there were more hugs in the world....perhaps there would be less bullets flying,less IED'S,less carnage and violence om the world.
Here's hug....pass it on.

Tue Oct 02, 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Thanks, old hippie. I needed that.

Wed Oct 03, 10:32:00 AM  

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