The rambling thoughts of a Modern Orthodox Chassid (whatever that means). Contact me at emansouth @

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Shlep Your Dopey Kid to Work Day

Today is "Bring Your Child to Work" day, perhaps the dumbest idea ever in the history of the human race. This started a number of years ago as a feminist brainstorm, Bring Your Daughters to Work Day, some kind of silly symbolic statement that "we can do anything better than you can". (The last place on Earth that I'd ever want my daughters to work is Wall Street).

Then the PC police entered the picture, complained that boys were being left out (and it would damage their self images, or some narishkeit like that), and it was changed to its current iteration.

At least before, as misguided as it was, it had some meaning. Now the only meaning it has is that it's more difficult for me to get a seat on the Long Island Railroad and that McDonald's will probably have a banner day.


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