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A 12-year-old middle school student in Texas had just gotten his breakfast from the cafeteria when an employee took it from him, dumped it in the trash and sent him to class. Why? Because his meal account was short the 30 cents that it cost for him to buy a reduced-price meal that morning.
reply to post by Cabin
I'm sure the kid learned a valuable lesson of how transactions actually work.
When you're an adult no one gives a # whether you're short 30 cents and really need to eat.
I bet next time he'll bring the correct change or bring a sandwich from home.
his meal account was short the 30 cents
reply to post by ZombieJesus
Doesn't change reality.
The way children are raised is supposed to be preparing them for adulthood. As adults, you cannot walk into a store and buy a sandwich 30 cents short.
So for the cafeteria, the kid is short 30 cents. Tomorrow others are short 50 cents, and the next day a dollar.
This seems like a sensationalized story to punish someone for doing what service food workers do everyday, which is deny a transaction when you don't pony up. If mcdonalds runs my debit and it comes back denied they don't give me the hamburgers free.
Kicking would be assault. In the case of giving a quarter if he chooses to do so it is his/her choice. Charity should be a choice and when someone does it voluntarily they should be thanked. If they choose not to give charity, that is her/his prerogative and in the same instance should not be blamed for not giving charity as it is a voluntary good deed.
reply to post by Act1Scene1
So you're worried about doing good deeds so to prove good deeds to children you are going to assault someone?