A piece missing — Common Sense has left the room

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Today, Russel Ray, a long time contributor here on AR, brings us yet another example of the extremes of political correctness happening in our society.  This one takes the cake and the serving dish too!

Can you say Johnnie/Susie "DON'T TOUCH, SMELL, LICK, EAT, OR OTHERWISE GET NEAR THE BALLOONS?!!!

 

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People. The strange, unnerving, unusual, weird, unbelievable, unimaginable, gene pool-cleaning things that people do. The things that make you ask, "Why?" or "Really?" or simply shake your head and go, "Hmmmmm."

For others in this series, click A piece missing.

A piece missing

http://www.russel-ray.com(Boulder CO) — It's the end of football season, and that means those season ending rivalry games are coming up. In preparation for Boulder High School's annual rivalry game with Fairview, its crosstown rival, a school booster group of moms put up 150 balloons to enhance that ol' school spirit.

When the principal and the athletic director showed up at the rally, which was on school property, they made the booster moms go around with pins and pop all 150 balloons.

Now who could possibly be balloon-averse, or have balloonaphobia?

Well, it turns out that one of the students at the school has a latex allergy.

Wait! One child has a latex allergy so all balloons have to be popped?

That doesn't make sense.

Does a popped balloon turn into something other than latex?

http://www.russel-ray.comWhen I popped balloons, they usually shredded into three or four pieces which I had to pick up off the floor. Of course, that was decades ago.

Are modern balloons different?

Wouldn't 150 balloons in the air be less hazardous than 150 popped balloons on the floor or in a trash can? What about the parents who picked up the balloons from the floor? Do they have latex on their hands now? Will they have to wash before touching someone? Will that cause a water shortage?

Oh, I have so many questions for the principal and the athletic director.


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Comments (7)

Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

This reminds me of my cousin who was told she couldn't send Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches in her son's lunch any more because someone at the school had a peanut allergy. Really? Seriously? The entire school can't have peanut butter because some mom can't tell her kid to STOP EATING OTHER PEOPLE'S LUNCHES!?!?  Good post.. :)

Nov 21, 2010 09:19 AM
Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Common sense left the room years ago.  We are becoming a nation in which every single person's sensibilities must be heeded and it leaves little room for those of us who lead normal lives.  We should maintain special "bubble communities" in each city that are completely encapsuled and provide rarified air for all of these fearmongers and fraidy cats.  This is the real world.  If you are allergic to something, stay away from it.  Don't torture all those around you just because you have a problem.

Nov 21, 2010 09:21 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The few are now controlling the agenda of the majority in the name of politically correct.  Very sad and very disturbing.

Nov 21, 2010 10:04 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The few are now controlling the agenda of the majority in the name of politically correct.  Very sad and very disturbing.

Nov 21, 2010 10:05 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The few are now controlling the agenda of the majority in the name of politically correct.  Very sad and very disturbing.

Nov 21, 2010 10:05 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The few are now controlling the agenda of the majority in the name of politically correct.  Very sad and very disturbing.

Nov 21, 2010 10:05 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Thanks for filling me in with some blogs I missed yesterday. Most of all, thanks for hanging out with me at Happy Hour. So nice to get to know you better.

Dec 07, 2010 07:41 AM