Ah, Lemme Have *MY* Way!

An article I found lurking on The Japan Times Online, discusses parental indulgence in Japan. An excerpt:

Such parental indulgence apparently runs rampant. Some allow their children to stay home from school on rainy days. When a teacher telephoned to ask about an absence, the parent responded, “I don’t want you to make my kid do things he doesn’t like.”

Ready for this? A teacher was requested to change the box at the school entrance into which a child stored his shoes. The one assigned, his mother insisted, was not aligned to give the proper fengshui.

Hey parents! Ain’t it time you grew up?

3 Comments so far

  1. Michael(tm) Smith (unregistered) on August 1st, 2005 @ 8:13 pm

    Derek, man, you neglected to quote the best parts of the piece.

    Some young parents seem to feel that permission to attend PTA meetings in casual wear allows them to dress up for the Mardi Gras.

    “Sure, people can come to meetings wearing what they like,” one exasperated mother says, condemning other mothers. “But I’ve seen moms come wearing thong underwear, or low-riding jeans that expose half their butts. I didn’t know where to turn my eyes.”

    “When they came to watch the classes in session,” says another woman, “one wore a miniskirt so short you could see her panties. On top, she had on a semitransparent camisole, through which you could see her tattoos. I was shocked. It was way too sexy.”

    I think I’ll try to find out where this particular school is and attend the parent meetings and such. So I can see for myself if these outrageous allegations are true.


  2. D.L.A. (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 11:43 am

    Moblog it for the rest of us.


  3. Michael(tm) Smith (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 1:09 pm

    > Moblog it for the rest of us.

    Will do. Unless I can manage to get it accepted for Penthouse Forum first.



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