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Realities of law... - Really long posts about nothing.

Apr. 18th, 2011

09:50 pm - Realities of law...

I had a Girl Scout tell me that if I stopped showing up, they would sue me because her parents paid for her to be in scouts.

I told her that Troop Dues would be distributed to anyone who paid them, but her parents paid for her to be a Girl Scout, no one paid anyone to be a leader, I was under no legal obligation, I did it because I wanted to be there, and if they make a Leader's life harder, the leader may not want to be there anymore. (it had been a brutal day)

Her reply was that her parents could sue anyway... I'm not sure where that mentality came from, and perhaps I fed into it... but I replied that they could only sue for documentable damages, and not going to girl scouts because you ran off a leader doesn't count. Volunteer organizations have that nice little protection.

Then there were cartwheels, and bubblegum, because that's really more interesting... but I could tell it was a rough day if I was discussing legal options with a second grader.

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From:evil_fionn
Date:April 19th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
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That story sort of makes me wonder a) what television shows she watches or b) what mommy and daddy discuss in front of her.
Scary prospect, either way.
Sorry about the bad day though.
And hell yeah, bubblegum is WAY more interesting.
LOL
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From:diermuid
Date:April 19th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I hear that from random different kids, it's just one of those things they 'learn' through the youth rumor network.
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From:diermuid
Date:April 19th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
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It wasn't all that dramatic, they're in second grade so I wasn't going to 'put them in their place' or anything.

You're welcome to come out and be a Brownie leader though, more leaders makes the load lighter.
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