Tuesday, May 24, 2011

(Im)Perfect Attendance

May 24, 2011

The Statesman ran an article yesterday on 2 kids who have gone from Kindergarten through Senior Year without any sick days.

One was so dedicated that, "During his sophomore year [the student] had to ignore a 103-degree temperature to tough out the last two days of school one week."

So who gets the credit? The kid who went to school sick and spread his germs around, or the kids and teachers who (unwillingly, I'm sure) were at risk of getting sick so what's-his-name could get his record?

Instead of feeling, "Hey, kid, well done!" my actual reaction is, "Thoughtless little jerk!"

But maybe I'm being harsh.

Anyway, this is why I've always thought that the "Perfect Attendance" award is really NOT a good one to promote.

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