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Old 03-02-2021, 08:37 AM   #51
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Sometimes there are rules in place to try to teach a lesson in conformity and to put the team concept before the individual ideas - whether school or at work. IMO rules equate to expectations for performance.

The problem with a lot of things right now is that there is a large segment of society that don't think there should be rules or that they are special and don't have to follow the rules - whether at school or with an employer. Ridiculous and outlandish thinking - I guess those folks can stay unemployed if they don't want to follow the rules. Surely it is totally unreasonable for an employer to expect his employees to show up for work on time, dress a certain way, work 40 hours at an office or confirm to a dress code....crazy expectations.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:48 AM   #52
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"Tell me something dumb that beats this..." Joe Biden is president.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:24 AM   #53
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"Tell me something dumb that beats this..." Joe Biden is president.
You win
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:29 AM   #54
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I don't know Honker, Cuomo don't like rules either....
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:50 AM   #55
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Here's my take after serving 7 years on the local school board, two as President:
1. Dress code enforcement takes up too much time and energy.
2. A boy with a beard can learn too.
3. If a parent allows a nose ring, it's not the school's place to disallow.
4. Nose rings, tattoos, flip flops, long hair, beards, etc. don't actually "distract" other students.
5. Making rules simply for the sake of having rules is idiotic.

I'll never forget the time that a young man, a graduating senior, came before the board and gave a very compelling argument for allowing facial hair. Of the 5 male board members, all 5 of us had a beard or mustache. We were all graduates of the same school this kid went to. The next year that dumb rule was gone. I hate rules that don't have a real purpose.
Amen. Rules that are made just to make sure people can learn to comply are stupid.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:56 AM   #56
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best lesson in life for a young person..."the boss is not always right but the boss is always the boss"
Until you have the courage to strike your own path because thats what works for you.

Compliance that serves the compliant no purpose should be cast off.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:59 AM   #57
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My High school baseball coach told me, get a hair cut or your not playing. A week later on a road game told me to polish my cleats or your not playing. Needless to say we butted heads often BUT we did when two state championships under him
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:27 AM   #58
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**** few veterans posting in this thread...
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:39 AM   #59
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"Tell me something dumb that beats this..." Joe Biden is president.
Winner winner chicken dinner. Well played, Sir.
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Old 03-02-2021, 11:24 AM   #60
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It seems that a lot of your schools should have spent less time on meaningless rules, and more time on reading comprehension…


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Old 03-02-2021, 11:48 AM   #61
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It seems that a lot of your schools should have spent less time on meaningless rules, and more time on reading comprehension…


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Old 03-02-2021, 07:22 PM   #62
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:48 PM   #63
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**** few veterans posting in this thread...
I remember getting called into the 1SG’s office. The real thing about the military is to “be the same”. There’s lots of positive reasons for this.

However, the 1SG told me on more than one occasion to quit screwing with the LT.

He smiled and said, the squad leaders dictate the morning PT attire but you idiots looked ridiculous wearing shorts , t-shirts and black leather gloves without liners. But you’re troops did it because you said so and that’s a sign of leadership. However, the dang LT is now walking around with black dyed hands from those gloves. Oh, and quit walking around spaced out so he has to return salutes to all 24 of you individually with those dang stained hands.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:01 PM   #64
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I got a call once from my kids school. It seems her dress was too short. I went to the school with the intent of delivering a spanking right on the spot. However, when I got there my daughter explained that the rule was your skirt must be longer than your fingertips with your arms extended by your side. Hers was by a good inch. The counselor explained to me that Katelyn’s legs were just longer than most. I told her Kate’s leg length were none of her business, her dress was within code and Paige went back to class. Dumb people with too much authority can be dangerous.


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Wait is this story about Kate or Paige???

You been drinking???


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Old 03-02-2021, 08:17 PM   #65
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My High school baseball coach told me, get a hair cut or your not playing. A week later on a road game told me to polish my cleats or your not playing. Needless to say we butted heads often BUT we did when two state championships under him

Should have spent less time on the diamond and more time in spelling class..... win*. That’s an easy one to spell there sport
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:44 PM   #66
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Just conform and comply and everything will be alright!!
It's just some simple rules about how you should look and behave. If you dont have the proper features, you will be reprimanded.

It's a good thing we have the government to take care of us, ain't it? None of the posts in this thread sound remotely Orwellian..... at all.

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Old 03-02-2021, 09:18 PM   #67
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My 2 boys both have crazy looking hair. They wanted to have it blonde on top. My first thought was no.. But the more I thought about it why not. Soon they will be adults and will have to work and pay bills. I say a little fun aint gonna hurt. Maybe if I let them do it now they will grow out of it before high school or college. Only time will tell
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:20 PM   #68
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I didn't have a chin hair until my 3rd sophomore year of college.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:36 PM   #69
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I didn't have a chin hair until my 3rd sophomore year of college.
Sounds like you had a lot more fun in school than I did
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:47 PM   #70
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Wait is this story about Kate or Paige???

You been drinking???


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It was Kate. Those two are so much alike, I get sideways sometimes. No, to the drinking!


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Old 03-02-2021, 10:53 PM   #71
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Yep.....You don’t have kids.
No but I was a kid once. Nobody cared how long my hair got and it wouldn't have mattered if they did then and it don't matter now.

I rarely miss work and rarely get a haircut and I don't shave my face. That doesn't define who you are as a person any more than a tattoo or a lip ring does. Anyone who thinks it does is wrong. Not letting your daughter dress like a whore is probably a pretty good idea. Unless you want grandkids. But that's not necessarily the schools job to see what your daughter is wearing. That's the parents problem. Other than that the facial hair thing is stupid.

What's the worst than can happen to a kid with a beard? He looks older than he really is? Oh no! As long as he's not bringing a gun to school and killing all of his classmates like kids like to do now days who cares? They need to be running them through a metal detector just in case little Johnny is getting bullied at school.

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Old 03-03-2021, 08:28 PM   #72
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My High school baseball coach told me, get a hair cut or your not playing. A week later on a road game told me to polish my cleats or your not playing. Needless to say we butted heads often BUT we did when two state championships under him
Yup, hair today, shoes tomorrow. It was always going to be something. Some people get a little power and start acting crazy.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:51 PM   #73
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When I was in school a hundred years or so back the school didn't care how long my hair was but to play any sport it had to be short. At my job now there are a few stupid *** rules that I have to follow even if they make no sense. Either way it is my option to follow the rules and get what I want or I can stand against the rules and go on down the road. It's not conforming it's making the choice to play the game or to get what I want (a paycheck). Anyone on here who says they have never had to do anything they didn't agree with either lost your job or you're trying to talk tough. We all have to make those choices from time to time. JMHO
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:11 AM   #74
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Should have spent less time on the diamond and more time in spelling class..... win*. That’s an easy one to spell there sport
Pretty easy to tell he’s using voice command. When ...win.

Relax Francis.

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