2007 September 24
by Kirsten

My last entry on punishment in school has spurned on several conversations with friends who think paddle swats are normal. The rest of us just shrug and remember sitting in a non-violent detention.

One friend, who asked to remain anonymous due to the controversial nature of his story, told me about his experiences in junior high. Misbehaving children took a specific stance and the principal hit them with a paddle. But between beatings, the principal told Aggie jokes. That is so Texas.

For people who are unfamiliar with the Aggie people group (insert: collective Texas gasp of disbelief) they are alumni or supporters of Texas A&M. I’m pretty sure that when you get your driver’s license here, you have to check a box if you want to donate organs and a box if you are an Aggie. It’s a love, hate option, except for those of us from out of state who just think that A&M football games are cool but weird.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. greentheo permalink
    September 24, 2007

    “Aggie People Group” – that’s one of the funniest things I’ve heard!

  2. Margo permalink
    September 24, 2007

    What – are New Mexico (State) Aggies just chopped liver? We have rights, too! Unfortunately, I think the drivers license test also expects you to be able to read.

  3. September 24, 2007

    I think there’s a people group for each of the Texas schools. It’s pretty amazing really that there’s such diversity in a state where everyone is collectively stuck on how cool they think their state is. Just kidding, just kidding

  4. Laura permalink
    September 26, 2007

    totally uncalled for, visitor nick. actually, when i was in 2nd grade we put on a play about america and sang a song with all the states in alphabetical order. a pretty common song, i think. anyway, it ended with “north, south, east, west, Texas is the best in the USA.” i know, it doesn’t even rhyme.

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