The line of people outside the dollar store yesterday afternoon waiting for the latest shipment of plastic bracelets to be put on the shelf.
See the young man in the red cap? He announced loudly to everyone in line that he was not there to buy sillybandz. "This store sells other stuff too!" he practically shouted.
The line of people grew longer even as we exited the store after making our purchases.
Lo and behold!
The man in the red cap purchased five packages of sillybandz after all.
The crushing blow:
Starting Wednesday Silly Bands will no longer be allowed at X Elementary School. Silly Bands are elastic bands that resemble thin rubber bands and are pressed into shapes such as dinosaurs, guitars, ice cream cones, etc. When stretched they fit over the wrist and look like thin rubber bands. These novelty items have created a disturbance on campus and have also become a safety concern in a number of ways.
In short, Silly Bands are being:
- · Traded before, during, and after school
- · Sold in the same manner
- · Worn around the neck
- · Snapped on students’ wrists and other areas
- · Used as projectiles and stingers
- · Disruptive to the educational environment
Please discourage your students from bringing these novelty items to school as they will be confiscated. Thank you for your assistance in keeping X Elementary School safe and focused on .
I am so over sillybanz I can't even tell you.