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Home > Blog > Better to Overreact or Underreact?
Out of Our Minds
Monday, September 26, 2005 10:47 AM
Better to Overreact or Underreact?
Anita Sharpe on Life

Here in Georgia, lots of kids are going to work with their parents today. Or parents are trying to telecommute as the kids play inside on a rainy day. Why? Because the governor on Friday asked public schools to take 'snow days' on Monday and Tuesday to conserve fuel for a crisis that -- oops -- never happened. Needless to say, lots of parents are fuming and scrambling.

The governor's supporters argue that the fallout would have been far worse if he hadn't acted and the state had run out of gas. Personally -- as I try to work over the sounds of AC/DC -- I don't understand why this didn't unfold like a real snow day, with school-closings decided as late as possible. There seems to be no room for common sense as politicians increasingly just blow with the critical winds.


1 comment

Charlie - 9/26/2005 12:26:30 PM
Anita, you wrote: 'Here in Georgia, lots of kids are going to work with their parents today. Or parents are trying to telecommute as the kids play inside on a rainy day.'

Or parading their kids in the rain to the state Capitol to make a point and get their mugs on TV. The AP reports that many parents are using their kids to protest the Gov's decision. Seems they've taken books, pencils and paper downtown for a 'Teach-in' on the Capitol steps.

Are we really supposed to believe that these same parent-protesters don't have the time or the time off enough to care for or make arrangements for care for their kids at home, but they do have the time and wherewithal to parade 'em in the rain to the Capitol?

Give me a break already...

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