Comments: Pick your Poison

Forget the knofe fights - I'm still stuck on the 30% - SERIOUSLY?!?!?

Posted by Shaz at March 30, 2011 12:56 AM

Yeah, I too would take the drugs over the knife fights any day.

And when you first mentioned "auger", my first thought was a toilet snake. At least Bones didn't think up that one...

Posted by diamond dave at March 30, 2011 01:47 PM

I got in a knife fight at the observatory once.

Posted by Toluca Nole at March 30, 2011 03:26 PM

This blows my mind. The small town where I went to high school had a total of 6 fights of any kind in 6 years - and 2 of them were girls. We didn't even know that drugs existed then. You could count the number of people skipping school on any given day on your 2 hands and usually on 1. And we had about 175 kids/ class - usually around 20 kids in any one subject. Of course we also had maybe 5 teachers under the age of 40 in the whole school. Some of the teachers had been there for over 40 years. It definitely was a whole different world in small town central Ohio in the 1950's.

Posted by dick at March 30, 2011 08:10 PM

..... I feel for the poor girl, I really do...... however, knife fights can be very educational....... hell, I have had one mock knife-fight here in my kitchen that taught me a LOT about things......... and I have the scar to prove it.....

Posted by Eric at March 30, 2011 09:18 PM

Bones was right. See:

Posted by Carl Brannen at March 30, 2011 10:59 PM

just be thankful you have a hand in the decision making, unlike me, the step-mom who is not allowed any input at all on the kid's life.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at March 31, 2011 10:22 AM

That's why my kids went to the local Catholic schools. Not because of the fantastic academics (there were none) but the knife fights in the city where we lived started in Middle School. Kids being robbed at knife point on their way home, fights with arrests using chains and broken bottles etc etc etc. It continued into HS with the added fun of them being bigger and stronger.

Drugs - yes. All schools have them. What really really ticks me off is the whole reverse snob factor... "rich kids go to school there and the drug problem is horrible". Right. Whatever. People who believe that crap are the true idiots of the world and I do feel sorry for their kids.

Now about that sex thing... LOL.

Posted by Teresa at March 31, 2011 01:58 PM

Things have *really* changed since I was in high school! Back in the dark ages it was only 10% sex... ;)

Posted by pam at March 31, 2011 06:39 PM

My eldest has been out of HS for 10 years. In the first 5 years (while she was in college) we had 3 members of her graduating class OD from Heroin. One of the places that it happened is about two blocks from where we live in this nice little city where neighbors talk to each other and you see everyone out taking walks (plus the regular runners getting ready for the River Bank Run).

One would not think that an area like ours would have that problem, but there you are.

Posted by The Thomas at April 2, 2011 01:53 PM