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Brickbat: Playing Footsie


Granite, Utah, school district officials say they have taken "appropriate disciplinary action" against a third-grade teacher accused of asking students to rub his feet and scratch his back during class. But they refuse to say exactly how Bryan Watts was punished, saying teachers' records are exempt from the state's open records law.

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  1. “You know, I’m getting kinda tired. I could use a foot massage myself.”

    1. Good afternoon, PS!

      How goes in Czech-sylvania? Do they give good foot massage there?

      1. Afternoon, Doctor.

        Only if they are passive-aggresive massages. How’s Ukrainistan going?

        1. Cold and windy. But the bonus is lovely wimminz in furs. I wish earmuffs were more popular; I am a sucker for a comely wimminz wearing earmuffs.

          I started seeing patients yesterday in an initial capacity, and will begin performing procedures next week. I;m eager to get to OR/OT work.

          Otherwise, food is yummy, traffic is a study in sanity, and every day is a new adventure. -D

          1. Groovy, yeah I know the feeling. Most expats seem to hit a burnout phase 3-5 years in. That’s when we went back to the States for a year. If you move back after that then you are probably a lifer.

            A longtime Swedish expat friend of mine was here for 7-8 years, then in Sweden for a couple years and is now based in Kaliningrad.

            Personally, I was too chicken to even visit Ukraine for a bachelor party. I had enough of that wild west stuff here in the 90s. Plus, I get the impression that crime is much worse in UKR, mafia and such.

            Heard the women are pretty awesome.

          2. You have an ear fetish? I didn’t know you’re Ferengi.

  2. Jules: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa… stop right there. Eatin’ a bitch out, and givin’ a bitch a foot massage ain’t even the same fuckin’ thing.

    Vincent: It’s not. It’s the same ballpark.

    Jules: Ain’t no fuckin’ ballpark neither. Now look, maybe your method of massage differs from mine, but, you know, touchin’ his wife’s feet, and stickin’ your tongue in her Holiest of Holies, ain’t the same fuckin’ ballpark, it ain’t the same league, it ain’t even the same fuckin’ sport. Look, foot massages don’t mean shit.

  3. For the record, the only area of the human body that causes me minor revulsion is feet. I would have been an absolutely terrible podiatrist.

    This is pretty creepy behaviour if you ask me WRT the foot rubbing. The back scratching is kinda iffy, since I remember whence I was in grammar school it was a big deal (for a school aged kiddo circa Grade Three) to be selected give the teacher a shoulder massage on Movie Day (I recall that my third grade teacher had not been beaten with an ugly stick -).

    I guess it’s a clear cut case of sex/gender disparity and the ole’ double-standard.

  4. That actualyl looks liek it might jsut work. Wow.

    1. You would say something like that, Pedo-Bot.

    2. Still pedo-bot I see

    3. Three misspells in one post.
      Pedobot’s AI seems to be deteriorating.

      1. Hey, Suthenboy! If you are reading this: I caught you post about the scotch wager; I was perusing the comments the other day since I don’t get the chance to read Reason every day.

        I wanted to say thank you for remembering! It made my day and was very much appreciated, and consider the wager honoured.

        However, if you are hellbent on buying someone some scotch, I do have a suggestion or two for a worthy commentariat surrogate in place of me (You don’t need to be shipping Glenlivet XXV to UKR-).

        1. “…a suggestion or two for a worthy commentariat surrogate in place of me…”

          I hope I am on that list Doc!

          1. I hope I am on that list Doc!

            Duh! In the big red truck!

            Though I did seriously want to suggest one of my favourite commenters if you are in the holiday mood. -) RC Dean would be an excellent choice, in fact. Sloopy is another in lieu of the recent delivery of Baby Reason. SugarFree would be a great choice if it wasn’t for his defective pancreas…

            Otherwise, I’m sure Mrs. Suthenboy takes precedence and probably needs a foot rub anyway. -D

            1. Honestly she gets one every day, but doesnt drink scotch.

              Suggestions noted. Looks like you cheated and looked at my list.

            2. Why, gracias. I’d blush, if my emotional reactions hadn’t been removed in law school through a combination of surgery and Skinnerian conditioning.

  5. Would the kid’s parents be able to get a sixth amendment challenge to get a copy of the file, under the “confronting one’s accuser” section?

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