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Whine and Cheese

Doug has been a Tosa resident for over 20 years and loves his Olde Hillcrest neighborhood. He enjoys reading, riding his Harley and making his wonderful wife and three kids laugh.

Let's Feast at East

Had a wonderful time Wednesday night watching the Wauwatosa East orchestra perform their Fall Showcase concert. What a treat to see such talent and dedication. Unfortunately I was distracted by a number of the musicians who were chewing gum (not discreetly, but rather enthusiastically). Keep in mind this is classical music, in a church setting, with the students dressed in "concert black"- long dresses for the ladies, ties and coats for the gents.

At our house after the concert I asked my violinist daughter about the gum thing. She thought no big deal.

Conversation evolved into eating, drinking and headphones in class. At the risk of sounding old, I seem to remember the only eating and drinking we had when I attended high school  was during lunch hour. According to my daughter, the majority of her teachers allow eating, soda drinking, headphone wearing during classes- as long as it is not "distracting". By the way, I am distracted at the movies by the guy eight rows away eating Junior Mints.

Am I out of touch or should our schools  raise their standards on this? I know teachers have a tough job, but wouldn't it be easier to just say no eating or drinking in classrooms?

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