Would you get upset over a volunteer wearing a strip club shirt at school?

@newtalent (1114)
United States
March 2, 2010 8:30am CST
Hi, I just dropped of my child in elementary school and a parent was wear a strip club shirt stating the name of the establishment and it also stated "Breakfast Of Champions" on it volunteering at the school. Would you get upset (like I did) and say something to the school (like I did)? Or would you just forget about it. Mind you my daughter seen the shirt. What are your comments or thoughts?
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5 responses
• United States
3 Mar 10
While I think it is inappropriate to wear a suggestive t-shirt while volunteering a school, obviously the parent has good intentions or else they would not be volunteering. I would have probably just given them the benefit of the doubt and thought maybe they were in a rush and threw on the first t-shirt that they could find. I do not think that you were wrong for bringing it to the staffs attention, but I would have made sure that I did not blow it out of portion. I probably would have said something like, can you make sure that the volunteers where schools shirts so that they can be identified easily. or something like that.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
3 Mar 10
The volunteering is mandatory or your child does not come into the charter school system anymore. There is a huge waiting list to get your child in the charter school system. I was upset because my daughter seen it before I did or I would have distracted her or went to the other person in the carpool drop off lane to let her get out of the car. But it was basically in your face type deal. Thanks for input.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
2 Mar 10
I wonder if the parent realized what they were wearing and where they were wearing it to. That is pretty inapropriate. I don't know if I would have complained to the school, but depending on my mood I might have said something sarcastic to the person like, "Nice shirt to wear to an elementary school." or "Do you realize what you are wearing?" You would think people would have more common sense.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
2 Mar 10
If he did not then he will find out when they tell him, lol. I have calmed down a bit now that I do have to explain what is going on anymore. I hope she does not ask her teacher about it. Oh, now I am stressing again. Anyway the school is aware of it now and maybe they will look at the attire that people are wearing when working with children. If she was not with me, I probably would have said that , I do not want to teach her be sarcastic to people. But I get what you are saying thanks for your input.
2 Mar 10
I sometimes wear a shirt with *Princess* on the front, would that make you think I was a princess? Just because she was wearing that shirt, doesn't make her a bad person and these days I feel that there are far worse things in the world than a printed t shirt. Sorry hun, but I wouldn't get upset, I wo uld probably have laughed.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
Nowadays, T-shirts come with many different designs and patterns, some with very eye-catching wordings printed on them. It is such a common sight in the streets. However, I think parents should know well enough that T-shirts with obsene or suggestive words printed on them should not be worn in a place like a school. Maybe that parent was so used to his T-shirts that it didn't cross his mind about the influence the wordings on his T-shirt may have on the young minds. I really think he didn't mean any harm. I would probably not mention it to the school.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
3 Mar 10
I think you should mind your own business. There was nothing obscene about the shirt. Geez, what kind of prude are you. Your kids probably spend hours on the pc killing and you object to the name on a T-shirt. Get a life.