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January 07, 2005

late is late

Key finally managed to really chap my ass with a post. She seems to believe that being habitually late for school is no big deal, and if the school calls to mention that a child has THIRTEEN TARDIES so far this year, the school is being a real asshole about picky, picky little things.

I call bullshit.

I spent 24 years of my life DISCIPLINING people who were chronically late for work. I FIRED many of them, who just never could make it to work on time, even when their job was on the line. I learned a very simple fact from that experience.

People who have a problem being ON TIME are lazy, undisciplined slackards who seem to believe that even though 99% of the work-force has no problem meeting deadlines, those same deadlines don't apply to THEM. My ass. If a judge tells you to be in court at 9:00, show up ten minutes late and see what happens.

Think about the logic here. School says, "Be here at 7:50." You can't make that deadline. Is that the school's fault, or yours? How many other kids are tardy THIRTEEN TIMES in four months? If you are ten minutes late that many times, set your goddam alarm clock back 30 minutes, stop petting your stinking cat in the morning and get your lazy ass out of bed earlier than you've been doing.

Key, I'm sorry to be so rude (no, I'm not. I've giving you a reality check here), but if you teach Miss Priss that "I'll be there whenever I get there" is okay, don't bitch when some supervisor like me fires her ass because she can't make it to work on time.

Look up the word "SCHEDULE" in the dictionary. Work a 12-hour shift schedule where you have someone who is supposed to relieve you at 3:00 in the morning, but somehow just never can make it to work on time, even though YOU always manage. At the end of the week, calculate that YOU worked 68 hours and HE worked 52, and you both got the same pay. The only difference was... he was tardy and you weren't. Tell me that punctuality is no big deal THEN.

Key, you are out in left field here.

Comments

Gubmint school? Commie.

Posted by: damaged justice on January 7, 2005 11:06 PM

People who are consistently late, are in effect saying to me "You're not nearly as important as what I was doing that made me late". It translates, in my book, into not being able to rely on them for anything of any consequence. If they consistently can't handle the simple committment of being someplace on time, then I won't trust them to handle anything more important. Whole careers have been decided on punctuality or the lack of it. Tardiness, and it's perceived acceptability, is not a good lesson to be teaching a young one as the consequences can be quite dire in later life.

Posted by: Vulgorilla on January 8, 2005 07:41 AM

School is NOT a day care center for your children, where you drop them off at your convenience!

Posted by: John on January 8, 2005 08:21 AM

Thanks for taking my post out of context, and sending over all of your asskissers.

I think I'll change the title to "Raising Your Child To Be Habitually Tardy," because that is clearly my goal.

You missed the point, likely didn't follow the link, and once again seized the moment to push down a fellow blogger, "outdo" a fellow blogger using their idea, and harp on your chemical plant experience...because Lord knows there is no better source of knowledge for virtually any topic.

I updated that post. It was 3am and I was in a shit mood.

You crossed the line. NO, not as a blogger. But as a friend, you are standing in left field. You should have picked up the phone to have this one out.

Posted by: Key on January 8, 2005 08:51 AM

Oh, well. Shit happens.

Posted by: Acidman on January 8, 2005 09:09 AM

Yeah, shit does, Rob...

While I agree with your point regarding teaching children responsibility, I also know that Key is the LAST person to attack for a lack of parenting skills and you know it. Come ON, man - she's a foster mom, for God's sake. She FIXES people's shitty parenting out of the goodness of her heart.

The point of Key's post was the No Child Left Behind act, not tardiness in general. Do you understand that every time a kid has a doctor's appointment or a dental appointment in the morning, they're marked as tardy when they get there? Is Key irresponsible for providing her child - who has been sick several times this fall - with proper medical care?

Again, I agree with your point...but you sure have a shit-bird way of illustrating it. Couldn't you say all that without specifically bashing Key's Mommyhood in public? Or is this a cool "teflon blogger" thing I don't understand?

I thought you were friends?

Posted by: Queenie on January 8, 2005 10:02 AM

I've been reading for years, and I've noticed a pattern in Acidman's sometimes inappropriate posts. It seems that when he is feeling down or shitty about himself, he has to bring his friends down with him. Well actually it is as if he feels he is not good enough for them so he pushes them away. I'm sure others have noticed this as well, and he would disagree probably, but really Acidman do you want to be all alone? I don't really think you do, but that's what's going to happen. Your supposed to go to your friends when you feel shitty not be shitty to them.

Posted by: Brandy on January 8, 2005 11:46 AM

And you wonder why your ex-wife left you??? What does tardiness have to do with parenting? You have a daughter that refers to herself as white trash and a son you never see...Let's give you the "Parent of the Year Award".

And Key, I loved that line about the Chemical Plant..That was hysterically astute!

Posted by: jenny jones on January 8, 2005 01:38 PM

Brandy...there is a real world. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, a friend will lash out at you. That's just something that happens between friends. Sometimes it might destroy, but most times it leads to a conversation as to why..shit,.forget it. I don't know why I should explain things like that to someone obviously obsessed with the idea that pleasing others is the God-driven command.

Key posted, Rob posted his response. Now she tells Rob he should have kept it private. Typical...

To KEY: Get over it. You posted, he answered. He has a valid point. 13 TIMES???

Brandy, if you think Rob is a degenerate shit-wallowing tongue-raping violater of under-age pussy, then why do you bother to read? Don't waste the effort it takes to move the mouse and click...physical challenges cause the Prozac to rapidly lose effect.

I read him because he is real...he just lays his life out, tells you his thoughts and feelings, the things he has done, is doing now, would want to do in the future.

If you don't like what he posts, then I'm sure he would fervently hope the doorknob won't get stuck in your ass on the way out.

Posted by: Wayne on January 8, 2005 03:57 PM

Kissass much, Wayne?

Posted by: Queenie on January 8, 2005 04:07 PM

Well, most people's lives would be better if they kissed a little more ass. Too much unearned pride runnin' 'round my generation.

Posted by: Brett on January 8, 2005 04:34 PM
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