from a Tweeter Threadunroll of ZoomZoomLagoon
"When I was in 10th grade, for some reason my school thought it wise to have a special speaker come in for “political correctness training”.........for high schoolers. This went about as well as you’d think it could.
Anyway, we were on the topic of “mentally challenged” people. We were sternly instructed to henceforth refer to them as “cognitively impaired”, to which someone yelled out “THAT SOUNDS RETARDED”
Now I don’t know if this lady has ever worked with remorseless high schoolers before, but let me tell you, this lady was SHOOK. Her face went as red as a dying star and started her “how dare you” speech. She demanded whoever said it stand up, to which another student shouted “if you think he gonna tattle on himself you might be cOGnITiVeLy IMpaiReD”!
This ladies soul left her body right then and there.
From there she did what old angry ladies do in a case like this, she resorted to the classic “you are all awful children!” Being the peace keeper I am, I raised my hand. She called on me and I asked “in all seriousness, I don’t understand the point in changing terms to be politically correct” I said, “people will always be cruel and mean. Ok, let’s change the term to cognitively impaired, but please tell me how long until “Cogs” becomes the new slur?”
To this day I feel I made a fair point. But being a 15 y/o sucks and I got 2 weeks detention for “insubordination”. Anyway, short end to the story is for the next 3 years everyone in school called each other Cogs.
I became a legend and the school never dared bring in another PC trainer. This is my legacy. Hope you Cogs are still doing alright. Adulthood is wild ain't."
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