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    Default Senior Banned From Prom Over Conspicuous Ask-out Technique

    If this got the kid banned from prom, most of us would've been in jail, after some of the stuff we pulled back in the day.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-out-technique

    Here's further proof, if any should be needed, that grand romantic gestures are overrated.

    High school senior James Tate wanted to impress his friend by asking her to their prom in Shelton, Conn., in a way the whole world would notice, The Connecticut Post reports.

    So naturally he went to the school in the middle of the night and taped foot-high pieces of cardboard on its entrance to spell out "Sonali Rodrigues, Will you go to prom with me? HMU Tate." (Gawker says HMU means "hit me up." Kids these days.)


    The good news: She said yes! The bad news? Tate is now banned from attending the prom because school officials say he was trespassing and risked his life by using a ladder to put up the romantic request.

    "This is really upsetting," Rodrigues told the paper. "It's our senior year and we are supposed to have happy memories, not something like this."
    Lucky for the pair, the mayor of Shelton himself is getting involved in their case. Mayor Mark Lauretti told a local Fox affiliate he doesn't think the "punishment fits the crime."

    And as the tale of Tate's predicament spread on national news sites, 30,000 people have joined a group on Facebook in support of the potential prom date. (Shelton's total population, by comparison, is 40,000.)



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    Another example of people taking the life out of .... well....life.

    I think the kid is a bloody hero, but ...oh no. What you have to do now is as follows...

    1. Hire a good lawyer.
    2. Draft a copy of a formal request stating that said person's company is requested
    3. Put in a personal emotional damage disclaimer & get insured.
    4. Stress that this is in no way intended as a sexual advance.
    5. Check with the local PD and PTA that making requests of someone of the opposite sex is legal.
    6. Promise to keep hands behind back/eyes down at all times
    7. Open up to a serious background check.
    8. Get a professional, unrelated to either parties, to deliver said request.
    ....et fucking cetera.

    Whatever happened to getting down on one knee, rose between teeth, and serenading the lady you like with some "dogs balls caught in a vice" singing and broken finger playing of Spanish guitar.

    Humiliating yourself in love as a teenage boy is what it's all about.

    I used to lament the fact I am getting old.

    Not anymore. I am glad I am not being dragged up in a world where expressions of the heart are actually seen as bad.... See the quote (from an obviously "fairly cool" mayor)...

    "The punishment does not fit the crime"

    CRIME????????????????????????????????????????????? ?

    (Kimmie style there, I think you will agree)

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    The issue is too many people have sued in these instances where someone has got hurt while trespassing, whether it is at a school or on your own property. How about the instances where someone sneaks on to your property to break into your garage and they trip in a hole you dug for a tree and they sue because they broke their leg...and they win!!!! That is where this article is born from!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    The issue is too many people have sued in these instances where someone has got hurt while trespassing, whether it is at a school or on your own property. How about the instances where someone sneaks on to your property to break into your garage and they trip in a hole you dug for a tree and they sue because they broke their leg...and they win!!!! That is where this article is born from!!!
    Sound more to me like the person who made the decision to ban the kid hasn't had fellatio/cunnilingus in a long, long time.


    EDIT - does the irony get any tastier?

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    Repeated calls to Shelton High School Headmaster Beth Smith were not returned on Wednesday, but Tate told The Connecticut Post he was told the posting constituted trespassing and posed a safety risk.
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    HARTFORD, Conn. — Shelton High School's headmaster says she's prepared to comment on the decision to bar a senior from prom after he asked a girl to the dance by posting an invitation in big cardboard letters in the side of the school.

    Beth Smith says she'll release a statement on the punishment of James Tate at 4 p.m.

    Tate's plight has become a cause celebre since the punishment was reported Monday, and landed him appearances on several national talk shows.

    Republican State Reps. Jason Perillo of Shelton and Sean Williams of Waterbury say they are drafting an amendment that would force school officials to give parents an option of community service when a student is barred from a school event for a policy violation within the last month of the school year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    The issue is too many people have sued in these instances where someone has got hurt while trespassing, whether it is at a school or on your own property. How about the instances where someone sneaks on to your property to break into your garage and they trip in a hole you dug for a tree and they sue because they broke their leg...and they win!!!! That is where this article is born from!!!
    They've passed a law here that if you trespass on someone's land and hurt yourself, then the landowner is not responsible in anyway shape form or fashion
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    More grown-ups are acting like retarded children again I see.

    All sorts of these examples these days. Expulsion for spit wads (police called to the school). Expulsion for a key chain with a little plastic gun on it (police called to the school). Expulsion for 8 year olds wearing a USA cap with a soldier on it. Banned from prom for using a creative mind to ask out a date.

    Zero tolerance policies against our kids which destroy the future of some great kids by scarring their records. The war that we're waging against our children in our schools. It's fucking pathetic.

    Grown-ups need to grow the fuck up.
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    Should have never put his name on it.

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    I hope on prom night the kid gets laid and the headmaster's car gets egg'd and keyed!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csm5150 View Post
    They've passed a law here that if you trespass on someone's land and hurt yourself, then the landowner is not responsible in anyway shape form or fashion
    What????????????? People using common sense???? Unheard of!!!!
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    Wow. What a crying shame. This sounds like something my high school would've done.

    Wruff's right. Grown ups need to grow the fuck up.

    While I genuinely feel for the kid, what a douchey thing to put. I didn't even know "HMU" meant "hit me up," which I think is a terrible phrase as it is.
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    He should go and put up another sign.

    "Dear Headmaster, it wasn't me.

    Sincerely,

    The Other Tate"

    Betcha Beth Smith is a bitter old lady that never got invited to prom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    What????????????? People using common sense???? Unheard of!!!!
    I know, especially in my state. Whoda thunk it?
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    There goes his 15-minutes of fame...

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Connecticut high school student initially barred from attending his prom for his unusual way of asking for a date said he had no idea the decision was going to be reversed.

    James Tate told NBC's "Today" show Monday he woke up Saturday and heard headmaster Beth Smith was holding a news conference, but he didn't know what it was for, or if he was invited, so he went golfing.

    He found out later he would be allowed to attend.

    Tate was barred for posting his invitation in 12-inch cardboard letters on the school wall.

    He says the whole thing was "blown completely out of proportion" and he's willing to accept alternate punishment.

    His date, Sonali Rodrigues, said the situation has been "weird" with one person asking for her autograph at the movies.
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