Saturday, December 26, 2009

New York Leads the Way

Just say no to peppermint oil!

NY school suspends girl, 10, for peppermint oil : 24 Hour Breaking News : The Buffalo News: "A 10-year-old girl in New York has been suspended for bringing peppermint oil to her middle school and distributing it to other students.

The Commack School District said in a statement on its Web Site that the oil is 'an unregulated over-the-counter drug.'"

3 comments:

Todd Mason said...

So's soap, and salt.

The genius of Authority will never stop coming.

Happy Boxing Day, Bill and fellow POP CULTURE readers...

Mr. Philoctetes Digressius (aka L. E. McKenna) said...

Folks, I can tell you from my own experience: those New York schools are doing the right thing. Hey, my own life took a real bad turn when I started doing peppermint oil. At first, it was just a sniff here and there to get some aromatherapy, you know? And then it got to the point where I was filling my ink pen refills with it and pretending to pick my nose with the pen but was really letting that stuff drain down into my cerebral cortex on the sly. Man, it got to the point where I was sitting in the stairwell of a mall across the street from the school every day and doing peppermint with friends, friends who I now know I led down a hard, hard road. It got to the point I was even reading Joe Lansdale and Bill Crider books. Brother, I've been through it all; it all started with peppermint. I've made peace with my Higher Order now, and I'm doing okay. This poor kid needs a brother or sister who won't let him stray. You gotta reach out, folks.

Bill Crider said...

Amen.