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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nanny Bans Hugging

Nanny Bans HuggingIn Nanny's world, human contact is frowned upon as it may distract people from their devotions to Nanny.

Remember this mantra:

Nanny is Mother Nanny is Father


As such it should come as no surprise to learn that one of Nanny's schools has decided that hugging is evil, and has banned it.

Mossbourne Academy in Hackney has banned pupils from engaging in physical contact with classmates.

Head teacher Sir Michael Wilshaw said pupils had been asked to be "sensible" about greeting one another.

He said it was to ensure accusations of people touching each other inappropriately could not be made.

Sir Michael said:

"Most physical contact between pupils is

totally innocent but on occasions it is not.

We don't want staff being drawn into

dealing with accusations of

inappropriate behaviour
."

Pupils who flout the rules will be punished by detention.

That sends a very interesting message doesn't it? Human contact is wrong...

I wonder what kind of "well adjusted" sociopaths this school will produce then?

10 comments:

  1. Hmm.

    I have seen some signs amongst the younger generations of gratuitous hugging for little or no reason other than assuaging some sort of interpersonal identity problem - or perhaps a faux apology for a slight from the recent past.

    Personally I can think of nothing worse than some smelly social misfit (they often seem to be the keenest children to partake of hugging options) having unfettered rights wrap themselves around me (were I much younger) on the pretext of offering some sort of unrequested emotional band-aid.

    But maybe I am alone in feeling that way? Well, except for 'Sir' of course.

    I suspect he and his staff may well have identified a real problem. On the other hand the proential punishments, as reported, do seem a little extreme. One would have thought that amputation of an arm or some form of sterilisation would be more suitable. Whatever happened to bromine?

    I wonder if they have considered planting a lot of trees so that the huggers could transfer their affections to the them? If they were to follow the lead of our future Monarch they could talk to them as well and so make new friends in the process.

    Grant

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  2. "Most physical contact between pupils is totally innocent but on occasions it is not. We don't want staff being drawn into dealing with accusations of inappropriate behaviour."

    Actually, it's going to make more of a problem for the staff, not less. Whereas previously a certain amount of physical contact could simply be ignored, now they'll be responsible for policing any contact. Imagine a teacher having to explain to a parent that he's given their son/daughter detention for 'inappropriate physical contact'...

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  3. grumpy9:07 PM

    So, that's the three-legged race at sports day buggered then........

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  4. grumpy wrote:

    "So, that's the three-legged race at sports day buggered then........ "

    Erm, can you phrase things like that these days? Surely it has the potential to upset many groups of people.

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  5. grumpy1:17 PM

    grant said,
    "...the potential to upset many groups of people."
    You are, of course, absolutely right and I apologise unreservedly to all three-legged people and people of a homosexual bent (can I still say 'bent'?) and to all three-legged homosexuals and to people from the Isle of Man (think about the Manx coat of arms) and to three-legged, homosexual Manx sportsmen.

    Did I miss anyone?

    If so, I apologise for all those things that I have said in the past that may have offended and those things that I may say in the future that might offend, any life-form of this or any other planet or galaxy.........

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  6. Grant7:17 PM

    grumpy apologised and asked:

    "Did I miss anyone?"

    Rolf Harris.

    In his Jake the Peg persona.

    (Although it is just possible that you had him covered (as it were) by the all encompassing "any life-form of this or any other planet or galaxy" group in your final sentence. Second opinions sought on that one ... any offers?)

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  7. grumpy3:59 PM

    grant said,
    "Rolf Harris"
    Oh, come on! He doesn't qualify on at least two counts:
    1) I'm not convinced he's 'a life form'
    2) He's Australian!

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  8. Grant9:11 PM

    grumpy said:

    " "Rolf Harris"
    Oh, come on! He doesn't qualify on at least two counts:
    1) I'm not convinced he's 'a life form'
    2) He's Australian!"

    You may well think that and, for reasons of personal liberty, I could not possibly comment. But I rather suspect the Hate Thought Crime Police will, by now, have you nmber and will be awaiting your next arrival in the UK ready to whisk you away to the 'UK Guantanomo whcih does not exist' at the earliest opportunity.

    I have no idea how many Aussies there are in Turkey - after Gallipoli I suspect not too many - so you are probably safe from retribution over there. However when you accompany Mrs. Expat on her national tour I would avoid Earls Court if I were you.


    Grant

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  9. grumpy9:32 PM

    Grant,
    No,no,no,no, no, no......
    whilst I would still need convincing about Mr. Harris himself, when I said "He's Australian", I meant to imply that, being of an Australasian disposition, he is, of course, above any possible criticism in any way whatever and therefore, any apology from me would be utterly pointless, since - just by virtue of their Australian-ness - all antipodeans are, clearly, 'good blokes' (even if, individually, some of them are not necessarily life forms).

    Do you think that such grovelling might divert the attention of Gordon's Volkspolizei?

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  10. Still all righteousness aside - you should explain , preferably with diagrams, when a hug turns into a grope or 'copping a feel'.
    We have a right to know.

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