Unfiltered Story #215209

, , | Unfiltered | November 15, 2020

Context: I am dating a woman with a 6 year old child for about 2 years. We dropped her off at a local school summer camp.

I arrive early to see what shes doing at the camp. I walked along the sidewalk looking over at her playing, while texting her mother on the phone about the playground and how she was having fun.

20 mins later I return to pick her up.

While walking to the car we have this conversation.

Me: “So how was your day?

Child: “Okay, some kids thought you where taking pictures or video of us”

Me: “What??” (shocked by this claim)

Child: “Yeah, I told them I didn’t think so, but that maybe it was my step father. I thought you where busy so I didn’t wanna bother you”

(Shes never referred to me as her step father to other people before, Ive always been the roommate or her mom’s friend)

Me: (Overwhelming joy hits me hard) “Ah, I was just texting your mom to tell her about this camp”

We soon then change the subject and head home.

(I’ve never been so happy to be accused of recording children at a public school’s park in my life. She actually told the other kids I was her stepfather. I must be doing something right after all.)

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And We Still Have A Long Way To Go

, , , , , | Learning | November 12, 2020

My mom grew up in a segregated suburb. Even though segregation was made officially illegal before she was born, housing discrimination continued for a long time and her school only had white students in her grade.

She shows me her elementary school yearbooks one day.

Mom: “Each year, when the yearbooks were printed, there was a picture of a black student that was never in any of my classes, and I didn’t know why the school kept making the same mistake. But eventually, as I got older, I realized that it was put in just to make the school appear to comply with integration laws. I just wanted you to know how far some people are willing to go to discriminate.”

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Is Anyone Else Itchy?

, , , , , | Learning | November 9, 2020

During autumn, head lice spread easily between kids at school when they start to use bonnets. Therefore, their parents receive a letter informing them about the problem and telling them that it is strictly forbidden for kids with head lice infestations to come to school.

One teacher notices that a kid in sixth grade was infested. The kid is sent to the sick room and the secretary phones his mother.

Secretary: “Hello, this is [Secretary] from [School]. I am sorry to tell you that your kid has head lice and you must fetch him immediately.”

Mother: “I know, but I can not come. I sent him to you so I can disinfect my home. You will have to wait until I am finished!”

This mother didn’t come to school to take her kid for more than two hours. The headteacher tried to give her a telling off, but there was no sign of guilt from the mother.

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Unfiltered Story #215087

, , | Unfiltered | November 9, 2020

For as long as I can remember, my younger brother has had learning disabilities. He struggles socially, was picked on aa lot, had difficulty concentrating, became easily frustrated, and generally hated his schooling, despite the fact that he is exceptionally intelligent. By age 15 he had been incorrectly diagnosed with all sorts of mental handicaps ranging from autism to bipolar disorder to clinical depression. He was put into several rehab facilities, and given such high levels of various medications that he could barely function. He went to four different high schools without ever earning a pass in 10th grade. All his life he was told he would never obtain a real education by doctors, phycologists, teachers and peers.

At the age of 18, he decided he’d had enough of doctors, went off all his medication, and started seeing a life coach and doing an online course to obtain his GED (which is not offered in our country). In the space of 4 months he was able to achieve his GED in science within the top 20 mark category (after having never passed a science test in standard schooling), and is now aiming to complete his other subjects in time to go to university next year to get a degree in film.

My brother has spent his entire life being told he would never be good enough, only to prove that he is well beyond ordinary. I’ll admit, my brother is very quirky and different, but he proved to so many people that just because you don’t fit into the norm doesn’t mean you can’t achieve greatness.

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Unfiltered Story #214289

, , , | Unfiltered | November 8, 2020

So a little backstory on this. I voluntered at a kids carnival in my town for the last 15 years (Since i was a kid even). I have never had issues and i am always hard working when there is a lack of people helping each and every year. It runs about 4 hours long but it makes me happy to just help out.

So one day Last year of 2017 I was doing it like i normally have done and i was running the kids
putt putt golf game (basically shoot the ball into the hole from 2 feet away) Any ages of kid could play. I am suppried the clubs and foam balls.
So This one lady comes up gives me her ticket and her kid plays and he doesnt make it in but i give him a prize (smaller) anyways.
The mom was livid and she ripped the club out of the kids hand.
Mother: What the ****” She started screaming, “Are you trying to kill my kid here with these iron clubs

Granted the clubs were sturdy but not iron just a harder plastic

Me: Ma’am its plastic and please stop yelling”
Mother: “F*** you and you trying to kill my kid

She started yelling and swinging the club as she brushed my arm

Mother: Im calling my husband to bring new clubs here”

And like that she took the clubs from the game and stormed off. I had to go explain to the event chief that she had taken the clubs and I couldnt run the game. If that wasnt bad a police officer came up to me and asked if i was the one running the golf game and when i explained yes He puts me in handcuffs telling me im arrested for endangering a child and groping a child and the mother. By this point I am livid and saying I have wittnesses and he said its my word vs hers and shes distraut crying right now to his partner. Thank god there was cameras in the school and it recorded everything to show I was right but the police said well shes not going to be punished for this it was just a honest mistake. Since this has happened the school does not want me back just in case because of this women and her complaint because she didnt like the clubs I was supplied. Further more I got charged for those clubs since they did not get returned.

Sometimes I hate the fact that in this town women with children are always seen as a victim first when someone is openly gay in town and harassed for it by both police and towns people. Only a matter of time before I leave for good I hope.

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