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Graduation: Yes, you can fuck THAT up, too.

Parents irate at missing Evergreen Park graduation

You'd think that after twelve years, all the pain school did to me would end on the last day? Nope. They had to mess up graduation, too. My half-sister couldn't help getting off work late, and RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC sucks, so she was one of those who wasn't allowed in.

Trust me, the letter they gave us several weeks before said the doors would close at 6:30, but they were closed at 6:15, and those trying to get in at that time were threatened to be arrested for trespassing. How fucked up is that? All I wanted was my final moments imprisoned to be awesome, but then this shit happened.

What's worse is some of the idiotic comments saying the school did the RIGHT thing. Dude. No. They didn't. They asked for those attending to arrive by 6:15, and NO LATER THAN 6:30.

God, my former school fails.

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how the fucking balls did they bar you from your own graduation? and how in the fuck do people think that was RIGHT?
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This sounds like something my school district would pull. Threatening parents with ARREST for being late to their kids gradution?! There was no need to start early when the tickets said the doors would close at 6:30! If the tickets had said the doors would close at 6:15, I'm sure more would have been their earlier. And either way, they shouldn't lock people out for being late!

And those people leaving comments are complete, self righteous assholes! Stupid things like being on time and other rules always come before anyone else. And their analogy is fail. Planes TAKE OFF, graduations do not.
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thought criminal Wrote:how the fucking balls did they bar you from your own graduation? and how in the fuck do people think that was RIGHT?

They didn't bar the graduates, just the parents and relatives who were told the wrong time by the school and just so happened to have a crappy time in traffic, etc.

FYI: If it weren't for my half-sister, also one of the barred, this probably wouldn't have been put in the paper in the first place. I love her. She's awesome.

Incollegenow Wrote:Grindteeth Mad Ranting

This sounds like something my school district would pull. Threatening parents with ARREST for being late to their kids gradution?! There was no need to start early when the tickets said the doors would close at 6:30! If the tickets had said the doors would close at 6:15, I'm sure more would have been their earlier. And either way, they shouldn't lock people out for being late!

And those people leaving comments are complete, self righteous assholes! Stupid things like being on time and other rules always come before anyone else. And their analogy is fail. Planes TAKE OFF, graduations do not.

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I'm tempted to create an account just to respond to these people commenting.
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TrueAnarchist Wrote:College IS evil.
Just another reason for us to keep rebelling
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The institution of college is evil, but what college actually is. If you are smart and motivated, you can learn really cool shit and meet other intelligent, like minded people.

oh ya all for only 40,000 dollars a year.

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TrueAnarchist Wrote:College IS evil.
Just another reason for us to keep rebelling
Fu school

I would disagree... College is a lot different from school. Less assholes , Not compulsory, you don't get treated like shit, actually learn what you want to learn.

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That's flat out rediculous. Graduation from High School is one of those moments that parents dream about, and the ceremony means so much to so many people. It represents the final coming of adulthood, independence, and freedom. It means moving on, beginning life, and starting anew. Those are all things that cannot be replaced for parents, students, and family.

To block them out of that ceremony for being late is depriving them of a dream. To do it just because they're late is a horrendously stupid reason. Lateness is hardly anyones fault. Traffic, last minute chores, and other situations that cause it cannot be avoided except in rare circumstances.

Honestly, even if they only had standing room available for the people who were late, it would have been more acceptable. But to stop them, and threaten them with arrest for desiring to see their loved one's graduation is evil.

But thankfully, it is the last they will impose on you, my free friend. Smile

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