A couple in Laval, Que. has sparked a fierce debate over how far schools should go to teach children about environmental responsibility after their six-year-old son was shut out of a kindergarten draw to win a stuffed animal because he had an environmentally unfriendly sandwich bag in his lunchbox.So much for those warm fuzzies of inclusion and non-discrimination.
A fierce debate? There should be no debate. This was wrong.
First, the kid had nothing to do with his parents' choice of sandwich conveyance device. That alone should be a deal-breaker.
Second, excluding the kid from a class event was abusive, and, in my world, child abuse trumps using a zip-loc bag. But, environmental zealots have no sense of proportion.
Third, I confess: I use zip bags whenever convenient.
So, tax me, or put me in jail.
I'm filing this under "B" for bonkers.
The West strains at gnats and swallows camels.
And that's the way the zip-locked Ball bounces.