Friday, September 24, 2010
I Hear Quacking
I really like it. To me it's about cutting through the nonsense that people spew to distract you from their bad behavior... or to get you to sanction it... or something...
I have written before about the phrase "trust me."
Well, this week I have heard two more to add to my list of warning phrases.
The first was said by a teacher about a child whose needs are not being met in his classroom:
"But we LOVE Bobbie!"
Quack! (Then do what he needs!!)
"This isn't political."
This was said...
By. A. Politician.
I know, I couldn't stop laughing either! Quack, quack, QUACK!!!!
I don't know the ins and outs of that situation, but it seems that one net effect will be removing a large group of people with disabilities from a person-centered model of care and putting them into the medical/agency model.
The only good thing is that these people have been empowered by years of self-determination. They may be in a position to push these agencies to drastically improve their services--I hope they will accept nothing less!
Picture by Alexander Kinks from here.