Arod and Ailie:
I don't know how much coal got thrown in your face this morning, but you both should really lighten up.
Everybody knows that the day before Christmas break might as well be an off-day for students. Middle school-aged children are 99% incapable of focusing when they are about to head home for break.
Second, and this might be shocking to you, but phones now have cameras attached to them. You don't have to call Stan Bony to get a proposal video-taped (most couples pay somebody to photograph and video tape proposals now, anyway). And you also don't need to page Don Guthrie to get a story in the Vindicator. They can get word of it via Facebook, Twitter, etc., contact those involved, then write a story.
Third, Joe looks like a young teacher. He probably makes about $35k per year. Including lesson planning, he conservatively spends 1800 hours working per year. And assuming this took him two hours to coordinate with students (probably an overestimate), that means this cost taxpayers $38 dollars. Since Girard has 9,813 citizens, that's $0.0038 per citizen. I'd say for the students involved, they will remember this for a long time, and it's well worth the .0076 cents their parents spent on Joe.
In short, you're both pretty miserable and uneducated. Get a life. Go Cards.
December 21, 2013 at 11:56 a.m.