June 24, 2012
WHAT NOT TO SAY TO A MOM WHO KEPT HER MAIDEN NAME. The Insta-Daughter’s middle school kept assuming that her parents were divorced because of the different names. Sometimes they were slow to believe her when she insisted otherwise. You’d think people would be used to that sort of thing by now.
UPDATE: Reader Gerald Hanner writes: “It’s long been my impression that public school administrators and faculty have an alarming lack of judgment, common sense, and real world skills. What they excel at is overreaction and enforcing the politically correct mindset.” Well, a kid who’s in denial about divorced parents is probably more interesting than one whose mother kept her maiden name.