School's 'Hurt Feelings Report' Makes Fun of Whiny Kids & No One's Laughing

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Ooh, this error did not sit well with moms and dads ... at all. The Delaware elementary school that sent a "Hurt Feelings Report" to parents is trying to apologize for the egg on its face that many think isn't a joking matter. Can you see the humor in this satirical form that pokes fun at "whiners"?


The staff member at Lombardy Elementary School who accidentally sent this to parents is likely trying to fit inside a dark hole.

The "Hurt Feelings Report," which is available for full view online, asks questions some think are very mean-spirited -- including: Did you require a "tissue" for tears? Which ear were the hurtful words spoken into? Has this resulted in a traumatic brain injury?

And just in case you can't read everything, here's a portion of the top of the form:

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To assist whiners in documenting hurt feelings.

ROUTINE USES: Whiners should use this form to seek sympathy from someone who cares.

DISCLOSURE: Disclosure is voluntary, however, repeated whining may lead to your file being stamped 'candy ass' or some other appropriate term.

In the words of George Takei, "Oh, my."

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Listen, I have a sense of humor, and I am all for funny notes ... but I'm not sure about this one -- especially since it came from a school. Sure, the school official didn't mean to email it to parents, but I can see why many moms and dads are upset.

If you think about it, something that pokes fun at whiny kids -- and we're talking about elementary school students here -- isn't a good look. Students these days have to deal with bullying and unthinkable behavior on a constant basis. The last thing they need is to find out that school employees (you know, the folks who tell them to speak up) are poking fun at their expense.

Honestly, I don't think this was intended for children. It's probably some tongue-in-cheek thing that gets sent around the office. Still, it doesn't look too kosher that an elementary school of all places sent it out.

Still, I'm gonna give this staff member the benefit of the doubt. For all we know, he or she received a forward, saved it for later, and made a super bonehead move.




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