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14 Dec 2012 06:09 PM   |   17848 clicks   |   Fox 2 St. Louis
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SpikeStrip     
not only that, but she breast-fed him.

14 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  
She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

14 Dec 2012 05:03 PM
Elzar     
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/ sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe...

14 Dec 2012 05:08 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
Sad state of affairs we find ourselves in when I read that as "feeling."

14 Dec 2012 05:14 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
But recently, she came across a fourth grader who consistently came without money. She says he used to be on the free lunch program, but language barriers got in the way of reapplying: "I sent them paperwork so that they could get back in contact with me, but it didn't happen," she says.
For days, Brame snuck the boy lunches. She explains, "I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing. I thought it was just taking care of a kid."


Note she wasn't paying for his lunch and then sending him through. Kudos to her for trying to get him back on the program. His parents didn't, but since the kid didn't suffer any negative consequences, why would they?

She didn't tell the kid "no" and explain why, and she didn't pay for the food she was giving away. She was solving a problem that didn't need to exist with a short-term solution she knew was wrong. Her "solution" didn't fix the real problem.

She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.

14 Dec 2012 05:14 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better


Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.

14 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.


I'm surprised they didn't just dump you in a canal in a sack, to be honest.

14 Dec 2012 05:19 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Diogenes: Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.

I'm surprised they didn't just dump you in a canal in a sack, to be honest.


I was just drunk, and I was polite. I also had $300 in cash in my wallet which disappeared along with the charges Monday morning.

14 Dec 2012 05:48 PM
MayoBoy     
My kids are in the same district and when I read about it in the news this morning I went to the school to give them 100.00 to put in his lunch account. The secretary politely told me thank you but everything and everyone is taken care of.

Got an email from the Superintendent a few minutes ago that she and Chartwells had a little discussion and she starts back on Monday.

14 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
JohnCarter     

Lsherm: But recently, she came across a fourth grader who consistently came without money. She says he used to be on the free lunch program, but language barriers got in the way of reapplying: "I sent them paperwork so that they could get back in contact with me, but it didn't happen," she says.
For days, Brame snuck the boy lunches. She explains, "I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing. I thought it was just taking care of a kid."

Note she wasn't paying for his lunch and then sending him through. Kudos to her for trying to get him back on the program. His parents didn't, but since the kid didn't suffer any negative consequences, why would they?

She didn't tell the kid "no" and explain why, and she didn't pay for the food she was giving away. She was solving a problem that didn't need to exist with a short-term solution she knew was wrong. Her "solution" didn't fix the real problem.

She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.


Exactly - there are solutions, that were actually in place, that actually seemed to work.

14 Dec 2012 06:15 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
I love when there's someone who comes in and says "The rules are there to be followed. She should have done that instead of doing the right thing." and then tells us how he always obeys the law and bends over and takes it up the ass like a good citizen.

People like this are usually the ones who can't understand what went wrong when their heads are falling into the basket.

14 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
wild9     
Damn, that was a sad story. Especially "I don't think any kid should be hungry. I don't. And it's my belief that some of these kids who go to school and get meals, that may be the only meal they eat that day."

14 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
thamike     
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"Why didn't he just ask his parents for food?"

14 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: I love when there's someone who comes in and says "The rules are there to be followed. She should have done that instead of doing the right thing." and then tells us how he always obeys the law and bends over and takes it up the ass like a good citizen.

People like this are usually the ones who can't understand what went wrong when their heads are falling into the basket.


The right thing was getting that kid onto the free meal plan.

14 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm: But recently, she came across a fourth grader who consistently came without money. She says he used to be on the free lunch program, but language barriers got in the way of reapplying: "I sent them paperwork so that they could get back in contact with me, but it didn't happen," she says.
For days, Brame snuck the boy lunches. She explains, "I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing. I thought it was just taking care of a kid."

Note she wasn't paying for his lunch and then sending him through. Kudos to her for trying to get him back on the program. His parents didn't, but since the kid didn't suffer any negative consequences, why would they?

She didn't tell the kid "no" and explain why, and she didn't pay for the food she was giving away. She was solving a problem that didn't need to exist with a short-term solution she knew was wrong. Her "solution" didn't fix the real problem.

She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.


crush the weak! smash the poor! that's how we do it in THIS country, the way jesus wanted it done!

14 Dec 2012 06:22 PM
GoldSpider     

Lsherm: I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing.


Well, yeah, it IS stealing if you want to get technical about it.

14 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
wild9     

MayoBoy: My kids are in the same district and when I read about it in the news this morning I went to the school to give them 100.00 to put in his lunch account. The secretary politely told me thank you but everything and everyone is taken care of.

Got an email from the Superintendent a few minutes ago that she and Chartwells had a little discussion and she starts back on Monday.


Oh good on you fellow individual! I am glad to hear it turned out well.

14 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
ShannonKW     
Giving away things that do not belong to you is not charity.

14 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

ShannonKW: Giving away things that do not belong to you is not charity.


ok, but you aren't human then anymore either so...there's that.

14 Dec 2012 06:24 PM
Propain_az     
There's that good old Liberal Compassion! The NEA should kick the kid out of school, and jail his parent's until restitution is made.

14 Dec 2012 06:25 PM
Rent Party     

Lsherm:
She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.


"My husband died in February, I lost my home, car got repo'ed," she explains...

And yet she still manages to find sympathy for a poor kid and, ya know, feed him.

This lady is everything right about America, and you are everything wrong with it.

14 Dec 2012 06:25 PM
DarwiOdrade     
You're fired. Oh, and by the way, Merry Christmas.

14 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
iheartscotch     
Are there no prisons? And the workhouses, are they closed?

/ if she had gone to her supervisor with the problem and the supervisor comped the meals; they wouldn't have had a problem.

14 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
thenooch     

Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.


Anyone who's been locked up in the OPP (Orleans Parish Prison) would call it just that.

At least they have an ATM in the booking room

14 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
Snapper Carr     
Seems like a better solution would be to take the cost of the kid's lunch out of her wages - kid gets fed, school gets its money, everyone's happy


/of course the optimal solution would have been to provide some bilingual assistance to the parent so that the kid could stay on the free lunch program

14 Dec 2012 06:27 PM
carnifex2005     

Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.


Reminds me of something I saw on Reddit...

School lunch in Finland...

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School lunch in Sweden...

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School lunch in South Korea...

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School lunch in the USA... 

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14 Dec 2012 06:27 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch:

/ if she had gone to her supervisor with the problem and the supervisor comped the meals; they wouldn't have had a problem.


zero tolerance. no mercy, no exceptions. if a kid starves and someone has to be fired to keep the Holy Rules in order then so be it.

14 Dec 2012 06:28 PM
MelGoesOnTour    [TotalFark]  

MayoBoy: My kids are in the same district and when I read about it in the news this morning I went to the school to give them 100.00 to put in his lunch account. The secretary politely told me thank you but everything and everyone is taken care of.

Got an email from the Superintendent a few minutes ago that she and Chartwells had a little discussion and she starts back on Monday.


CHARTWELLS, eh? I work at a university in South Florida where Chartwell's runs the food service. I swear they throw out more than they serve. I have personally seen situations where folks asked for the leftovers after an event and were told "no" and then the food was simply thrown away. Charwell's is scum.

But at least they hired the lunch-lady back again in this case.

14 Dec 2012 06:28 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Rent Party: Lsherm:
She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.

"My husband died in February, I lost my home, car got repo'ed," she explains...

And yet she still manages to find sympathy for a poor kid and, ya know, feed him.

This lady is everything right about America, and you are everything wrong with it.


For fark's sake, she let his balance run up, THEN had him stop running his card so it wouldn't register on the balance.

She had the right solution in the first place - get the kid back on the free meal program. I said that. Instead of following up on that, she actively circumvented every control she knew about to give him free food without trying to compensate anyone for it.

She was right, then she was wrong. Be realistic.

14 Dec 2012 06:28 PM
Devmapall     
I've always thought school lunches should be provided for everyone. I have no idea how much it would cost but as stated before it might be the only meal they have all day. A student that doesn't have an empty stomach will be able to concentrate better. School performance will most likely increase and that benefits everyone.

14 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     
For days, Brame snuck the boy lunches. She explains, "I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing. I thought it was just taking care of a kid."

Yes, it was stealing. it was not your property to give away for free, and you did. That being said, Merry Christmas, and i know that someone will hire a person with a big heart such as you have. Charity starts with one nice gesture, and tends to recycle itself.

14 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm: Rent Party: Lsherm:
She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.

"My husband died in February, I lost my home, car got repo'ed," she explains...

And yet she still manages to find sympathy for a poor kid and, ya know, feed him.

This lady is everything right about America, and you are everything wrong with it.

For fark's sake, she let his balance run up, THEN had him stop running his card so it wouldn't register on the balance.

She had the right solution in the first place - get the kid back on the free meal program. I said that. Instead of following up on that, she actively circumvented every control she knew about to give him free food without trying to compensate anyone for it.

She was right, then she was wrong. Be realistic.


so if you have a choice between letting a kid go hungry OR following the rules...you follow the rules?

see..that makes you less than human.

14 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
Snarfangel     

carnifex2005: Lsherm: scottydoesntknow: She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money.

It's sad when prisoners are fed better

Federal prisoners, maybe. As someone who spent an awful weekend in a New Orleans jail back in the 90's - nope. We got five potato chips each as breakfast the first morning.

Reminds me of something I saw on Reddit...

School lunch in Finland...

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

School lunch in Sweden...

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

School lunch in South Korea...

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

School lunch in the USA... 

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


I love apricots!

14 Dec 2012 06:32 PM
skinink     

"She was trying to protect him from the bullying: a cruel side dish to the default cheese sandwich given to kids without lunch money."


I have some ice cream, I have some ice creeeeeeeeam. And you didn't get none because you are on the welfare. And your father is an alcoholic. Wanna lick?

/Psyche! I have some ice cream....


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14 Dec 2012 06:32 PM
Rent Party     

Lsherm: Rent Party: Lsherm:
She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.

"My husband died in February, I lost my home, car got repo'ed," she explains...

And yet she still manages to find sympathy for a poor kid and, ya know, feed him.

This lady is everything right about America, and you are everything wrong with it.

For fark's sake, she let his balance run up, THEN had him stop running his card so it wouldn't register on the balance.


Good for her. That is what she should have done when the system you seem to worship results in a hungry kid not getting fed.


She had the right solution in the first place - get the kid back on the free meal program. I said that. Instead of following up on that, she actively circumvented every control she knew about to give him free food without trying to compensate anyone for it.


Yeah, sorry kid, you'll just have to go hungry until the district can come up with an interpreter to let your parents know they need to fill out these here forms in order for you to eat. In the mean time, tough shiat.


She was right, then she was wrong. Be realistic.


She was right, period. Realistically, you're a disgrace to the nation. You're a bad person, and should feel bad.

14 Dec 2012 06:33 PM
cretinbob     

Update: Dianne Brame has been rehired by Hudson Elementary following the huge response from this story.


Now maybe they'll fire the asshole douchebag fark who fired her in the first place. This is what happens when everyfarkingthing gets outsourced. Cut into profits and we'll farking kill you. If the program had been run by the school, we'd have never heard about it and none of this wouldn't have happened.

14 Dec 2012 06:33 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Weaver95: Lsherm: But recently, she came across a fourth grader who consistently came without money. She says he used to be on the free lunch program, but language barriers got in the way of reapplying: "I sent them paperwork so that they could get back in contact with me, but it didn't happen," she says.
For days, Brame snuck the boy lunches. She explains, "I let his account get over $45 which I'm only supposed to let it get over $10, and I started letting him come through my lunch line without putting his number in, and they look at that as stealing. I thought it was just taking care of a kid."

Note she wasn't paying for his lunch and then sending him through. Kudos to her for trying to get him back on the program. His parents didn't, but since the kid didn't suffer any negative consequences, why would they?

She didn't tell the kid "no" and explain why, and she didn't pay for the food she was giving away. She was solving a problem that didn't need to exist with a short-term solution she knew was wrong. Her "solution" didn't fix the real problem.

She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.

crush the weak! smash the poor! that's how we do it in THIS country, the way jesus wanted it done!


Oh go fark yourself, you farking idiot. I know you're unemployed, so you're bored.

She tried to do the right thing, and instead of keeping with it, she let the kid run up credit he didn't have until they called her on it, then she let him have food without running his card so she and he wouldn't get into trouble. She didn't keep trying to get the kid back on the program.

She farked up. She tried to do the right thing at first, didn't follow up, then she didn't break just one policy, she broke two trying to keep food in that kid's mouth. If she had bothered to ask anyone for help to get him back on the free program, she would still have a job and that kid would still be getting fed.

14 Dec 2012 06:33 PM
Indubitably     
See?

14 Dec 2012 06:34 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Weaver95: so if you have a choice between letting a kid go hungry OR following the rules...you follow the rules?


WHAT IF FOLLOWING THE RULES LETS THE KID EAT?


/novel concept to the idiots in this thread
//she didn't follow up, and she should have

14 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
Cerebral Knievel    [TotalFark]  

MayoBoy: My kids are in the same district and when I read about it in the news this morning I went to the school to give them 100.00 to put in his lunch account. The secretary politely told me thank you but everything and everyone is taken care of.

Got an email from the Superintendent a few minutes ago that she and Chartwells had a little discussion and she starts back on Monday.


good on you.

I dont have any kids, well, none that I know of at least hardyhar.. I would love to do the same, but we unfortunatly don't hear about such things until it comes to a situation such as this.

no child should ever go hungry, ever... for whatever reason.. yes, there are things in place for such things free lunch programs and all such stuff. but it sometimes come down to qualify for the program minimum wage requirements must be met. and all of a sudden you are making just enough to barely survive, but you make too much to qualify for such programs.
or, there maybe parant who are just lazy pieces of shiat that put their own shiat in front of their kids and don't even bother. .

I would be gladly sponsor a kid that needs it but who's family income is on that cusp.. of earning enough to survive, but not enough to live.

if its a matter of bad desisions on the parents side. the kid should not have to bare the results of that. the kid is an innocent.

14 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm:
Oh go fark yourself, you farking idiot. I know you're unemployed, so you're bored.


you sound mad.

She tried to do the right thing, and instead of keeping with it, she let the kid run up credit he didn't have until they called her on it, then she let him have food without running his card so she and he wouldn't get into trouble. She didn't keep trying to get the kid back on the program.

She farked up. She tried to do the right thing at first, didn't follow up, then she didn't break just one policy, she broke two trying to keep food in that kid's mouth. If she had bothered to ask anyone for help to get him back on the free program, she would still have a job and that kid would still be getting fed....


and as we all know, it's FAR more important to follow The Rules than it is to be a decent f*cking human being. smash the weak! starve the poor! hey, it's what Jesus wanted from his followers, right?

14 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

wild9: Damn, that was a sad story. Especially "I don't think any kid should be hungry. I don't. And it's my belief that some of these kids who go to school and get meals, that may be the only meal they eat that day."



When my son was a child I used to volunteer for the USDA's summer lunch program and yes, that was often the case with some of the children who attended.  Two brothers in particular, ages 7 & 5, came to the park every single day for lunch.  Since we sometimes had extra lunches, these two would eat as quickly as they could in the hopes they could get a second lunch since this was the only food they had all day.  Skinny little guys too, who couldn't afford to lose even a couple of pounds and ate like a couple of starving animals.  I always wondered if they went the whole weekend without eating and hoped someone fed them. 

14 Dec 2012 06:36 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     
It baffles me that we, the human race, have the energy and resources to feed everyone Star Trek-style but refuse to do so because we cling to a 19th century model of scarcity and work. Yet many people desperately embrace the spaceship part while ignoring the human part of Star Trek. Why?

14 Dec 2012 06:36 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm: Weaver95: so if you have a choice between letting a kid go hungry OR following the rules...you follow the rules?

WHAT IF FOLLOWING THE RULES LETS THE KID EAT?

/novel concept to the idiots in this thread
//she didn't follow up, and she should have


what if you bend the rules, feed the kid and THEN backdate the paperwork afterwards?

novel concept, right?

14 Dec 2012 06:36 PM
ProfessorOhki     

Weaver95: Lsherm: Rent Party: Lsherm:
She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan.

"My husband died in February, I lost my home, car got repo'ed," she explains...

And yet she still manages to find sympathy for a poor kid and, ya know, feed him.

This lady is everything right about America, and you are everything wrong with it.

For fark's sake, she let his balance run up, THEN had him stop running his card so it wouldn't register on the balance.

She had the right solution in the first place - get the kid back on the free meal program. I said that. Instead of following up on that, she actively circumvented every control she knew about to give him free food without trying to compensate anyone for it.

She was right, then she was wrong. Be realistic.

so if you have a choice between letting a kid go hungry OR following the rules...you follow the rules?

see..that makes you less than human.


Weaver, you know better. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dil emma

14 Dec 2012 06:37 PM
Canton     
An act of civil disobedience with the goal of not letting a kid starve? A lunch lady accepts the consequences of said act without backing down from her position? Yeah, I can get behind that. Glad they rehired her, but I hope they can improve the system, too. Kids can't learn very well when they're malnourished.

14 Dec 2012 06:37 PM
Forbidden Doughnut     

Gyrfalcon: I love when there's someone who comes in and says "The rules are there to be followed. She should have done that instead of doing the right thing." and then tells us how he always obeys the law and bends over and takes it up the ass like a good citizen.

People like this are usually the ones who can't understand what went wrong when their heads are falling into the basket.


Or to put this in nerdy 3rd ed. D&D terms, she's a NG aligned person working for a bunch of LN's

( at least that's the impression I got...)

14 Dec 2012 06:38 PM
Rent Party     

Weaver95: Lsherm: Weaver95: so if you have a choice between letting a kid go hungry OR following the rules...you follow the rules?

WHAT IF FOLLOWING THE RULES LETS THE KID EAT?

/novel concept to the idiots in this thread
//she didn't follow up, and she should have

what if you bend the rules, feed the kid and THEN backdate the paperwork afterwards?

novel concept, right?


What if you change the rules so hungry kids can eat?

What if you fully fund school lunch programs so every kid can have at least one nutritionally significant meal in a day?

What if we treated the nice lunch lady doing the right thing as a figure to be admired and modeled ourselves after her compassion?

These, and other questions, will be ignored by sociopaths, control freaks, and bad Americans, everywhere.

14 Dec 2012 06:39 PM
eraser8     
The "did I say that? I meant this" headline is a cliche that really, really needs to die. It's right there with the "this...just kidding, that" tripe.

It's not funny. It's not insightful. It's just lazy.

14 Dec 2012 06:40 PM
spmkk     

Lsherm: "Note she wasn't paying for his lunch and then sending him through. Kudos to her for trying to get him back on the program. His parents didn't, but since the kid didn't suffer any negative consequences, why would they?

She didn't tell the kid "no" and explain why, and she didn't pay for the food she was giving away. She was solving a problem that didn't need to exist with a short-term solution she knew was wrong. Her "solution" didn't fix the real problem.

She's a lunch lady. Run it up the chain if there's a starving student. If you aren't willing to do that, buy the kid lunch with your own money until you realize it's a stupid solution and the kid's parents should get back on the free meal plan."



From the sound of it, she couldn't afford to pay for the kid's lunches. She was trying to affect a long-term solution, but she realized that in the interim, the kid needed to eat. She also realized that if she didn't feed him, he'd go hungry. I'm not big on the whole Robin Hood thing in general, but in this case her actions are perfectly defensible and in fact honorable.

Also -- it's important to note that she wasn't taking these lunches from anyone that wasn't willing to give them away. The kid wasn't officially getting them for free not because he wasn't entitled to them, but because his parents lagged on the paperwork. In other words, she was "stealing" food from a party that was willing (and had actively offered) to give it away for free...or in plain English, she wasn't stealing.

14 Dec 2012 06:40 PM
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