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  • not only that, but she breast-fed him.
  • 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
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    / sloppy joe, slop, sloppy joe...
  • Sad state of affairs we find ourselves in when I read that as "feeling."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
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    "Why didn't he just ask his parents for food?"
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Giving away things that do not belong to you is not charity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You're fired. Oh, and by the way, Merry Christmas.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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