At least, she thought she did, so she sent a letter to a student's parents because she didn't approve of their daughter's home-packed lunch.
“Dr. and Mrs. Puckett, The cafeteria reported to me that Alia’s lunch today included four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow,” the note said.
One problem: the lunch included four pieces of ham, three small pieces of chocolate, some pickles and crackers along with a few other items. The snippy note offended the medical doctor and his wife, as might be expected:
But, Puckett contended, the teachers’ mistake isn’t what irritated him.
“What does bother me is that it just seems that we are constantly being inundated with the inability to be parents of our children,” he said.
The healthcare professional continued, “I’m responsible for them and for the choices that they make and do whether it’s at school or not."
A lot of people working in institutions and government agencies these days seem to believe that they can do a better job of deciding what's best for a kid than the parents ever could. On the plus side, the principal ended up apologizing to the family.
They probably just didn't expect any push-back.