Molotov Cocktail Anyone?

I attended a riveting work function yesterday on my day off which is exactly what I wanted to do on the nicest day of the summer.  During the stimulating gathering one of my co-workers mentioned that when she was in high school someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the school’s library burning it to the ground.  This was actually a pretty interesting conversation for a work function so many follow up questions ensued.  One of the follow up questions enquired about the repercussions for the individual who committed the crime.   It turns out that Molotov Cocktail Boy went around in advance telling everyone that he was going to throw a Molotov cocktail into the library and burn it to the ground.  So, when he actually did it there wasn’t a big investigation and the dummy was expelled.  My co-worker ensured me that he wasn’t a very good student so it wasn’t a big deal.  I’m sitting there thinking, “You mean to tell me that a guy that goes around school telling everyone that he’s going to throw a Molotov cocktail into the library in advance then throws a Molotov cocktail into the library wasn’t a good student?  Shocking.”

I can envision how the student’s meeting with the principal went.  The principal sits the kid down and says, “I’ve got good news and bad news.  The good news is that you are mixing various chemicals and liquids at a university level, which is enough to earn you the schools chemistry award.  The bad news is, you are mixing chemicals and liquids at a university level, you clearly have mental issues, you burnt down half the school, you’re going to jail, I’m expelling you from this school and your not going to get that chemistry award.  However, you are quite skilled at chemistry so you might want to pursue that passion after you get out of jail.”

Notice the sandwich feedback here, the kids an idiot and his life is ruined but the principal leaves the kid thinking that he is a skilled and promising chemist and that there is still hope for him.  What the kid is not aware of at this point is that there is no hope for him and he will likely be the mama in jail.

One Response to “Molotov Cocktail Anyone?”

  1. At least Molotov Cocktail Boy stood by his word, you gotta give him credit for that.

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