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.
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?