Carpool Kid:"So the Rosh is away for two weeks,. that means kids are getting kicked out this week."
Huh?? I asked what that was all about.
"When he goes away they throw out the bad kids"
(I see massive generalizations don't really end yet at high school)
Me, The Driver: " What are you talking about?"
Carpool Kid: " Well if the Rosh Yeshiva is around then he will say to the menahel, give him another chance. when he's away - chop!"
Me: (slightly horrified at that graphic image of "chop") "Don't you think the Menahel discusses these things with the Rosh? Before taking any.... action?"
Carpoolian: "Yeah, maybe, whatever. Definitely kids get suspended"
Me: " Why?" (forgetting the numerous suspensions of my own charming well behaved sons in said school)
Carpoolian: "For really stupid things. Like sitting in the Rebbi's chair"
okay, at this point the humorous conversation got upsetting.
Because this generation thinks that punishing for sitting in a rebbi's chair is stupid. Because some of these kids do not understand what being respectful is. Frightening