The basic deal is that hugs over two-seconds long are prohibited at a middle school in Arizona. I understand that people don’t want to see teens making out in the hall ways of school. You might even convince me that such things distract from the education that is supposed to be taking place. Even so, this idea that you can start legislating things like hugging is simply crazy. I’m really curious to see the teachers with the stop watches monitoring the halls ways, “Oh! That was a 2.3 second hug, detention.” I realize that in reality no one is going to do that–but if that’s the case, what will reality be? Three seconds? Four? At what point does setting a time limit to hugging work? I understand the underlying issue, but the rule itself is not meeting that issue. It’s just creating ammunition for jaded bloggers to use for attempted comedy.
I’m tempted to announce a new rule for our youth ministry this Wednesday, “no hugs over 2 seconds,” just to see what responses I get from students. I really would like to sit down and have a conversation with the principle who came up with the 2 second thing.
/me walks off shaking head