Somebody from Ramco Primary School in South Australia: Hey, I’ve got a great idea! We should hold a fundraiser for people with disabilities, and to make the experience fun for the kids, we canhave them dress up like people with different disabilities and give out prizes for best costume.
Somebody else from the same school: That sounds absolutely smashing! I’ll go print something up for the newsletter right away!
Newsletter: “There will be prizes for the best students dressed as a person with a disability. Get your thinking hats on and see what disability you can represent!”
General Public: Whaaaaaaat!?
Backpedalling School Principal Barrey Niven realizing the calibre of idiots he has working for him and trying, seemingly, to outdo them:
The idea had been to raise student awareness of what it is like to cope daily with a disability but the idea had not been conveyed well in the newsletter.
The intention of the fundraiser, devised by the school’s Student Representative Council, had been for students to come in with a bandaged arm or leg, he explained.
Steve: Yeah, because a papercut and paralysis have so much in common.
next time, try thinking things through for a minute or 2. You’d be amazed how much trouble you can avoid that way.