Being able to look back on childhood with fond remembrance used to be taken for granted for most people. However, being a child in America today is getting more hazardous by the day.
Here’s a joke for you – did you hear the one about an elementary school child who was suspended for playing cops and robbers on the playground?
It turns out 8-year-old Jordan Bennett from Florida went all Tony Montana at recess and got a little carried away with the pow pow with his fingers.
Bennett’s crime was he did what children have done on playgrounds for decades – he pointed his thumb and index finger into a right angle and mimicked gunfire.
I am unsure if SWAT raided the school to disarm students carrying concealed finger weapons, and I am not sure if Bennett was in a “Finger-Free Zone” when all this took place.
I know what you are thinking – “Go ahead and make jokes about it.”
I plan on it.
And, you know why?
Because it is ridiculous.
It is exceedingly laughable.
And, unfortunately, it is common place anymore.