Has the world gone nuts or is it just me????

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I got this as an e-mail and could not resist sharing it with my AR family!!!!!

Let me know what you think!!!!!


  HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2009
Scenario 1:
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again.  Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.  

Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers.  Mark wins.  Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark.  They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it and Mark was just defending himself. 


Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal.  He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin.  He becomes a zombie.  He is then tested for ADD.  The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.   

Scenario 4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt. 
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse.  Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang.  The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused  herself and their dad goes to prison.  Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.  


Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations.  His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.  


Scenario 6:
Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state.  Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist.  ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher.  English is then banned from core curriculum.  Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.  


Scenario 7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2007 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called.  Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism.  The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated.  Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch li st and is never allowed to fly again.   


Scenario 8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.  He is found crying by his teacher, Mary.  Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.  She faces 3 years in State  Prison.  Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.     


This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become !!

Comments (15)

Trish Needham
Century 21 Sand County Services - Danbury, WI

I agree with most of what this is trying to get across. Even from when I was in school to now so many things have changed. The cops are called on the drop of a dime and accusations are thrown around. It's quite unfortunate.

May 12, 2009 05:07 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Trish ~ I agree some of this is a bit far fetched....but some of what goes on now is out of control;!!

Happy Tuesday!!


May 12, 2009 05:13 AM
Scott Larson
First Weber Hedeman Group - Monroe, WI

Welcome to a world without a moral compass



P.S. In Wisconsin 70's are the new 90's of Florida

May 12, 2009 05:42 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Scott~ I actually miss the 70's!!!.......I a fed up with the pace of the world...

Happy Tuesday!!


May 12, 2009 05:51 AM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Lori - Sad but true. Mike

As the present now will later be past, the order is rapidly fadin'
And the first one now will later be last, for the times they are a-changin'

Bob Dylan 1964

May 12, 2009 07:01 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Mike and Sheryl~Thanks for the trip down Dylan memory lane!! It says it all...

Happy Tuesday!!



May 12, 2009 07:53 AM
Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Lori - thanks so much for your email.  I love this post, and have seen most of these events happen. I'm off to present an offer, but I'll be back to check out your other posts.

May 12, 2009 09:40 AM
Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Lori - I don't know what the deal is with your blog, but I don't see the bar on the right side where I can subscribe.

May 12, 2009 09:42 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Someone recently said that it's going to get worse before it gets better.

May 21, 2009 03:08 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Russel- I refuse to participate in the doom and gloom of the things are going to get worse!! If we all start to act as if, perhaps things really could get back to the good old times.....

Happy Thursday!!


May 21, 2009 03:14 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

The title expalins it very well...and I tottaly agree that the world has gone nuts.

May 22, 2009 03:36 PM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Hi Rebecca-I crave the simpler quiet life of years gone by. I know I sound like an old lady, but I really miss the days where children could go outside to play without parents panicking if they did know where they were every minute. When I was a child we would go outside and not come home until it got dark out. We would know as soon as the street lights went on, it was time to head home. Either that or one of our Moms would call out the window, dinner, and everyone went running home.....Ahh the simpler days!!

Happy Tuesday!!


May 26, 2009 01:13 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, Lori - I see this is your most recent post. Hope all is well with you and yours, that you're really busy with real estate, but that you'll come back soon to Play in the Rain with us.

Jun 04, 2009 06:21 PM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Hi Jim-Yes I have been quite busy...but a very good busy!!! I am actually in the credit repair end of the field. We all know without good credit no Real Estate transactions would exist!!

Thanks for noticing I was MIA....I plan on getting back into the swing of things ASAP!!


Happy Friday!!


Jun 05, 2009 12:55 AM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

No, you are not nuts. We really have lost our way, and the really sad thing is, I have to deal with most of this nonsense as a teacher...

Aug 18, 2009 07:05 AM