It's been a while since I've done a dumbass idea of the week. Instead of calling me lazy, let's just say that there's been way too much dumbassery for one post of the week to do it all justice. I came accross this little gem that deserved some attention.
If you have a little girl who owns a Hello Kitty bubble gun, for the love of Christ don't let her "threaten," another little girl with it.
According to the article, a 5 year old child suggested that she and her friend shoot each other with their hello kitty bubble guns. The problem? She made this apparently psychotic suggestion in school. For whatever reason, someone caught wind of it and the school suspended her for 10 days, ordering the parents to get her a psych eval during the suspension.
I honestly cannot comprehend how anyone other than these retarded school administrators would even entertain such an idea. I have a four year old girl, and I can't imagine someone telling me that she needs a psych eval because of some completely harmless thing she said. My daughter doesn't even understand the concept of death let alone how dangerous a bubble gun can be (sarcasm).
This just goes to show you that sometimes (and by "sometimes" I mean "most of the time") it's not a good idea to let your emotions rule your actions. Were these teachers and administrators actually threatened, or did they believe this little girl meant harm? No. They were simply caught up in the hooplah.
They felt such a strong need to "set the example," to show the other kids that they mean business, that they allowed themselves to throw logic and sensibility out the window when deciding on a course of action. Sound familiar *coughguncontrolnutscough*.
Well, at least we know that school is now safe from the murderous whims of a 5 year old girl wielding her Hello Kitty bubble gun! Thank God for rational, informed people!