Deeker's Message of the Week
February 8, 2009
Simple Rules for Diapering a Teenage Boy (Or Any Boy)
One possible point of conflict between the two lists concerns wearing shirts, since there are two schools of thought with regards to wearing shirts. It is up to the individual wearer and/or his superiors (e.g. mothers, sisters) to decide what works best.
A few other comments indicative of peoples’ suspicions of the veracity of these accounts were also given:
Lest anyone actually think that I believe the stories in question are true, I’m just as apt to call “bullshit" on them as you. So why do I post them? Because I’m a nice guy who likes to give people the benefit of the doubt. I’ve traditionally been in the “no child left behind" camp, the place where everyone’s a winner and everyone gets a prize for participating and giving it their all. It’s time for me to change that thinking.
Moving forward, if I personally deem a story to be too implausible to possibly have any iota of veritable merit I won’t post it. I mean, really, come on, how likely is it for someone to get caught with diapers ONCE AND THE FIRST TIME by their mother, and then, completely without hesitation or forethought, have her immediately turn around, go out and spend hundreds of dollars to buy a bunch of baby things and make her son into a little boy? Sorry guys, it’s a nice fantasy, and I might have let you get away with passing your stories off as true accounts because I don’t like sending people home without a gold star on their papers, but when my bullshit meter is pegged harder then Hank Hill’s penis pressing up against his trousers every time he hears the word “propane", it’s time to get out the red pen and mark your story with an F, for “false".
I have also considered adding a plausibility rating to True Accounts. If implemented, the proposed ratings would appear as follows:
I feel that these measures would help to stem the tide of negative remarks I am seeing on the True Accounts and increase the quality of stories received with the intentions of being posted as True Accounts.
Thirteen Summer Days
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