I NEVER CEASE TO BE AMAZED….although I guess I should be used to whatever happens.
Thursday afternoon while attempting to beat the heat, I was eating my lunch in front of the TV when suddenly Janet Lomax broke in with breaking news that was taking us directly to a police conference in the Town of Greece. I sat up taking notice thinking a masked gunman was running through the mall. To my surprise I found out the breaking news was the Karen Klein story. I watched the entire conference, listened to speeches, saw the video and while I thought it terrible, I kept wondering why it had become an international issue.
It was then that I realized that these kids, in their infinite wisdom, had put the video on the internet for the world to see. The world saw the video and the kids cruel joke back-fired big time. I am a firm believer in out of every bad something good does come. And once again I am convinced I am right. If for one minute some of this rudeness and disrespect is stopped - I am ALL for it. I think Ms. Klein has handled herself well, even saying in an interview last night, she is not sure what she did that caused all this. As I saw it, she did nothing - except ride the bus home and hope these kids went away.
I am wondering something though - if she was the Bus Monitor , what does that mean? Why did that school bus need a monitor? Unless she was on the bus to help a handicapped student - I suspect the need for a bus monitor is unruly, ill-behaved kids. I also keep wondering about the bus driver who said he did not realize what was going on since it was at the back of the bus. Somehow, I find that slightly difficult to understand as well. I also am wondering if she intended or did write these students up for discipline or since it was the last day planned to just ignore them and their ignorance.
Now all that being said, I am not criticizing Ms. Klein. I am simply wondering. I do not believe for one minute she should of on any given day endure the boys disrespect. I believe the boys should, without a doubt, be disciplined.
It does amaze me though that she is for the next few days an international “star” if you will. I also find it astounding with people throughout our country starving, a half of million dollars has been just given to her. Even the guy who dreamed up the vacation fund is amazed.
My sister-in-law called me from Georgia yesterday to ask about the incident as she had been seeing the story constantly. Again, I cannot believe the incident reached this magnitude. I totally expect to see Obama weighing in on the subject. Oh wait it is not an election issue. Then to top it off a couple of the boy’s parents are suing - for what I ask? They ought to be wishing the whole thing would go away.
We on WOTL, as well as in every other aspect of life, often debate what is wrong with our world. I do not have all the answers, but what I do know is if there was ever a time to go backwards, this is it.
The time of entitlement, I can do anything I want needs to be gone. Parents need to put down the cell phones, smart phones, computers and talk to their kids. This means TALKING to them. Sitting with them at dinner, teaching them what is right and wrong, no matter how difficult it is because you are exhausted. Perhaps staying married until they are grown - so that the two parent home does not become the four parent home which creates numerous problems for everyone. And the media - that is another column.
I realize my thoughts will be poo-pooed by many, that is ok. Just as others are entitled to their opinion, so am I. It has crossed my mind in this ill world in which we are living - that perhaps it would not be all bad to have another great depression.
People would actually need people to survive. They would have to turn to each other for solutions. They would have to consult with us old-timers since I doubt many could survive. Maybe just maybe our throw-away society would get back to the basics. Maybe just maybe we could become FAMILIES again - Now that would truly amaze me!!
editor's note: I am just musing this morning -- I do not want another Great Depression. I just would like to think that something will wake up our society before we destroy ourselves.
© 2012 Musings by Marilyn - 6/24/12