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What Students Need Today Is a Drug Problem

 

The other day, a friend read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county. He asked me a rhetorical question, ''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?''

I replied: I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning.

I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.

I was drug to family gatherings and community socials no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to my bedroom for a good licking when I disobeyed my mom, told a lie,or we brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teachers, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.


I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profane four-letter word AND got a lickin'!


I was drug out to pull weeds in Mom's garden and flowerbeds.

I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back.


Those drugs are still in my veins; and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

 

Amen!

 

-- Author Unknown

 

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.GoBigEd.com Class Clown 010 4/19/06

 

 

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