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Have you ever noticed that in every American movie about being in school it's the lunchroom where the most humiliation takes place?  

I went to catholic school and we all wore uniforms so nobody could "label" kids based on clothing.  We were all equally uncomfortable.  But we could humiliate each other over lunches - and we didn't even have govt. subsidies.  

But in our school EVERYONE brought a cheese sandwich for lunch except the poor kids whose parents were first generation Americans and had to bring leftovers with unpronounceable names.  Boy were THEY sorry.  Looking back on it, those kids had gourmet lunches and we ... had cheese sandwiches.  What were we thinking?

by Maryb2004 on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 10:50:41 AM EST
Looking back on it, those kids had gourmet lunches and we ... had cheese sandwiches.  What were we thinking?

Indeed.  Children are brutal.  They're also the most accurate reflectors of their cultures.  If anyone's fuzzy on what the unspoken messages of their culture are, all they have to do is visit an elementary school.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 04:28:46 PM EST
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