a reply to: fixitwcw
Oh, boo hoo! They claim they were simply supporting their relative, but what they were actually doing is disrupting the ceremony for the rest of the
people there, and especially for all whose names were called right after hers. I hope they are fined. Jail time wouldn't be out of line, either.
Shouting and waving towels are the examples they admit, so what did the other tow do? Odd, that we aren't told.
I have zero sympathy for these rude people. When my daughter had her promotion ceremony, a lot of idiots were cheering so much that many names could
not be heard at all. Some actually booed a couple of students. I'd have loved someone to haul those folks out. Freedom doesn't mean a blatant
disregard for or respect for others. These people knew the rules, and chose to disregard them, and now they want sympathy. Well, tough.
ETA - for those claiming it is an injustice to arrest them, or over the top, and they should have simply been thrown out, what, exactly, do you think
that would solve they already cheered for their relative, and thus that is no punishment. The one guy even says he whooped and waved a towel, as he
was leaving. Pressing charges is the only
thing these people will understand, clearly.
There is no excuse for this sort of behavior at a graduation, and this isn't an old tradition. At my graduation, NO ONE behaved like that. No one.
That's with a graduating class of over 400, too. All were respectful, and cheering was at the end, save for ONE student, a guy we all cheered for
(and the ceremony paused for it), because he had severe physical issues (some bone problems, I believe), and it was a real triumph seeing him cross
the stage. Besides that rare exception, no cheering, no whooping, no air horns or towels or whatever the other two served did (which we strangely
don't hear..). Courtesy is apparently too much for some self-centered people, and others defend that? Really? How about the families who can't hear
their kid's name called, because soe loudmouth can't control themselves? Isn't that an injustice? Their graduation is ruined.
I suspect the notice that rule violations will be prosecuted might put a damper on the rudeness.
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