A Kat Production
Your thirteen-year-old son Donald signed up for Art, which he thought would be an easy elective. It turned out to be much more work than he expected. He also does not get on well with the teacher, Mr. Hartford. When Mr. Hartford assigned the class to create a sculpture project, Donald decided to carve a wooden dowel to look like a penis; to add interest, he carved a face onto it. He presented it to the class with the title Dickhead. Mr. Hartford was not amused (though Donald’s classmates were).
You have just received a phone call from the assistant principal, Mr. Watson, who is in charge of disciplining 8th graders. He feels Donald deserves three swats for disruptive behavior, but Donald has refused the paddling on the grounds that Mr. Hartford’s assignment guidelines said nothing about the project being in good taste. If Donald doesn’t comply with the paddling, he’ll be given an off-campus suspension for three days, as the school district has a no-refusal policy on corporal punishment. Mr. Watson wants you “to talk some sense into Donald”.
What will you say?