Nosher #1: Did you hear? Someone has filed a complaint and reported the Irving ISD to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).
Nosher #2: No, I didn’t. What is the nature of the complaint?
Nosher #1: It seems that there was a serious breach of the “separation of church and state” today when the DMN reported* that the Super was a finalist for a North Carolina job. When this news leaked out, the lunchroom was immediately packed with employees spinning rosary beads and spreading prayer rugs while others were reeling in the Hora. Why, I even noticed that four Episcopalians had gathered and soon there was a fifth which infuriated the Baptists. Someone should have passed a collection plate for all this religious activity. The funds could be used for curriculum development now that CSCOPE is kaput.
Nosher #2: All that is almost as bad as the Texas Ethics Commission maybe wanting to investigate ex-board member Huffstetler for ‘impersonating’ a board member. Her childish vote not to approve the Dallas County Clerk’s election canvass of the votes, lifting her name placard from the board dais and then storming out of the building wasn’t very couthy for a purported board member. But then...
Nosher #1: Well, if the Super does get the job, maybe he could be like a new football coach and bring his own management team to NC. I’m sure some current administrators would be high on the draft status, as determined by us and many of the teachers in the trenches, for going to NC posthaste.
Nosher #2: The one thing certain is that all this will be a serious test of the power of prayer...regardless of the ACLU’s findings. And strangely, there was even a dyslexic atheist observed praying to dog.
A note from counsel: These “candid” lunchroom conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles. Mark Holbrook