Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I have officially been accepted into

the Secondary Education Program and with that comes the demand for a background check (done via Internet), and digital fingerprinting.

I proceed to go to a district building where i pay my fee and am assisted to the waiting area where only a man with a little girl are sitting. Another enters the building. He also pays his fees and is told there are two people ahead and of him in line and is then directed to the waiting area where he sees the other man and me (i know he see me because i give a "hey- welcome to the waiting area" face and he gives a slight nod) sits, and turns his back to me.

The digital
fingerprinting lady comes out and calls "next!" The man and his daughter go in the room and we continue to wait. 10 minutes passes, the finger printing is done and it is time for the "next!"

I stand up
but before i can get to the entrance- the slight nod guy leaps up, practically knocking over two chairs, and disappears into what i know to be MY time slot.

What is going on?

I thought we were living in a society where social rules are held to the highest esteem and a sense of community and common courtesy prevails.
Apparently slight nod guy feels differently.

A deeper concerning question comes to mind: Is this the kind of person we want teaching young impressionable children?(how do i know he is also going to be a teacher? We had the same University papers that needed signing) I don't think so.

I wish
his fingerprinting (or a background check) could show the really important things about a person like-
whether or not they signal when changing lanes
hold the door open for someone when their arms are full
if they end all calls before approaching any sort of teller
or of course,
If they butt in line.

I feel Nathaniel Hawthorne and Puritans really knew a thing or two about punishment, so in my perfect world we would all have to abide by...
Scarlet Letter Ruling


Jiles The Great said...

I would be more horrified if I didn't spend my days getting yelled at by people who think that they can do whatever the hell they want and not have to take responsibility for anything. It's really depressing sometimes, the things people think are ok to do and the way they justify being complete jackasses. Sorry that happened to you. :-(

Jiles The Great said...

BTW, congrats on getting accepted into your program!

kristen said...

People are crazy.

Princess Zelda said...

Haha! I like it! Hey, u totally need to buy those bumperstickers, by the way, for those idiot trucks who park in 4 stalls.

Nells said...

omg this is outrageous!!
in greece it's even more weird...

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Charlotte said...

Oh my gosh!! How rude is that!?! That makes me so mad! I can't believe they'll let him be a teacher! They totally should find out things that REALLY matter about people before letting them teach kids. Congrats on getting accepted into your program though! That's awesome!!