Where Have all the Waldos Gone?
Anyone else who teaches the Adolescent Set deal with any 4/20 nonsense today? For those not "in the know", 4/20 and 4:20 and 420 means many things- not the least of which has to do with Hitler's birthday and the anniversary of the Columbine shootings, but more commonly having to do with the universally agreed upon time and date where one should imbibe a bit of weed. Interestingly, virtually none of my students uttered a peep about it. Our Dean of students however, at the top of his daily emailed memo re: suspended students, etc. that he sends out to the entire staff
looked like this:
"Friday, April 20, 2007 *smoke'em if you've got'em ;)".
The hell? Of course, there is a part of me that laughs, because it' kinda funny, but he's the freaking DEAN for the love of Christ. Inner Priss is having a hissy. Should one make dope jokes in so public a forum when one's role is disciplinarian of dope smokers? Funny to say, yes, but to put on your "professional" memo? Uh, no.
PS You have to read the link about the history of 420 to get the title of the post.