A Victim of… Musical Chairs

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How could they? How could they force defenseless, fragile teenagers to participate in such a dangerous, demeaning activity as a game of musical chairs?

Well, that’s what happened at a tony private prep school in New York City, and it is now the subject of a lawsuit (https://nypost.com/2018/02/21/prep-school-sued-after-student-hurts-her-butt-during-musical-chairs/). It seems one of her classmates pulled the chair out from under her and she fell on her bum. And sustained incalculably horrific emotional damage.

According to the lawsuit, the school was way out of line in allowing–er, “forcing”–kids with “disparate physical skills and builds” to play a game together. For the  benefit of today’s college graduates, “disparate” means “different.” Kids should only be allowed to play games with those who have exactly the same physical skills and builds as they do.

Wouldn’t that make it kind of hard to get up a game of anything but solitaire? I mean, how many people do you know who have exactly the same physical skills and build as yours?

The only question that needs to be answered here is, who’s the biggest schmendrick–the lawyer or the parents?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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