1067. Let’s all make a card

Lizzie, the teacher, planned for her class to make Father’s Day cards. Oh! But she had forgotten that Samantha’s father was dead. The class couldn’t possibly make the cards, said Lizzie. It would be like rubbing Samantha’s face in it.

Lizzie, the teacher, planned for her class to make Mother’s Day cards. Oh! But she had forgotten that Jonathan’s mother was dead. The class couldn’t possibly make the cards, said Lizzie. It would be like rubbing Jonathan’s face in it.

Lizzie, the teacher, planned for her class to make Memorial Day cards. Oh! But she had forgotten that Angela’s aunt was killed in Afghanistan. The class couldn’t possibly make the cards, said Lizzie. It would be like rubbing Angela’s face in it.

Lizzie, the teacher, planned for her class to make Christmas cards. Oh! But she had forgotten that Tareq’s uncle was a Sunni from Jordan. The class couldn’t possibly make the cards, said Lizzie. It would be like rubbing Tareq’s face in it.

At last! said Lizzie. Good morning class! Today is Buddha’s Birthday in Nepal. No one here is a Buddhist I believe. No one is from Nepal. Let’s all make a card!

25 thoughts on “1067. Let’s all make a card

  1. Keith Channing

    I’m warming to that teacher. Her ability to find an excuse not to do things is almost legendary. If only politicians would follow her lead; not every day, just occasionally; maybe they’d shut up for a while.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I agree. I think if more teachers (and less lawyers) became politicians then the world would be filled with a greater sense of sensitivity. Wellington (NZ) has just had a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in which they replaced the word “Israel” with the word “kindness”. If only the world had more people who did that.

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  2. GP Cox

    In the case of the Memorial Day card – it should have been made. That’s the idea of that day – to remember those who have sacrificed for us. I get the point about PC dilemmas for teachers, but things can get pushed too far these days.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      The Australians did it good – when it came to the “horror” of being descended from a convict, they turned it into “Oh how sad… you’re not descended from a convict”!

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