Hair today, gone tomorrow...
But then, this morning having read more, I'm all, 'hummm, he's bloody right! After all if he lets that slide, what's next, nose rings? Anarchy! That's what. Good for you sir."
I may even have sneered. Naturally this was all before I heard about Monstee's tongue, after I read that I haven't been able to construct a single useful thought.
What do y'all think of the following?
"The decision to refuse three students entry to a Junior Cert exam hall, because it was claimed their tight haircuts did not comply with school rules, has been condemned by youth organisations and parental bodies.
Following a decision by the principal of Tullamore Community College, Co Offaly, to refer three students to another school for the second day of exams yesterday, organisations such as Youth Work Ireland called on the Minister for Education to intervene and ensure that no student is denied the right to sit an exam.
A spokesman for Youth Work Ireland, Michael McLoughlin, who described the schools' decision as "ludicrous and possibly illegal", last night said that if the Department of Education failed to take the issue seriously, a complaint to the Ombudsman for Children might now arise.
This is what I thought was terrible but then...
The parents of the three boys - Enda Carroll (15), Seán Treacy (16) and Andrew Kelly (15) - accused the Tullamore school of employing "one rule for one, another rule for others". Ann-Marie Treacy and Pamela Carroll acknowledged their sons had been warned and suspended about the length of their hair in the past, adding however that their sons simply preferred a tight haircut.
Principal Edward McEvoy said the three students had not been singled out for particular attention and explained that the school employed high standards of discipline and behaviour and could not accept "wilful challenging of the school rules".
Mr McEvoy arranged for them to sit the remaining exams six miles away at Árd Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Clara. Two students availed of this option while Enda plans instead to resit the exams next year in another school."
Bada Boom! So, even though they had been warned before they carried on regardless and are now bleating over their punishment. The sentence 'Their sons simply preferred a tight haircut' is the real clincher.
When I was in school I had to wear a really terrible uniform, I mean it was awful...and I'm fairly certain I would have simply preferred to wear jeans and a t-shirt. But I didn't because the school had a bloody rule about it, the filthy beasts. Had I turned up in jeans they would have sent me home. Ergo, I wore the uniform.
Rules are rules, sometimes rules are made to be broken, but if you do then you've gotta roll with the following punches.
What message are these parents sending to their kids? Do what you like son and then when you get punished for it, go to the papers and complain about being singled out. Don't accept any responsibility what ever you do, it's not your fault that you were suspended for breaking the rules, it's the school for not letting you do what you like.
Another bunch of kids with in built victim mentality. Yeah, way to go Mom and Dad. Woooo, you sure showed them boys how to be men. Can't wait for, 'they simply preferred drinking and driving', or 'they simply preferred shooting heroin,' 'they simply preferred robbing banks.'