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Dateless student told she can't attend prom

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    A 17-year-old had a date to her junior prom, bought the tickets, a dress and all the other accessories, which she says cost close to $1,000. But her date backed out, and now she's not allowed to go because the school has a rule against students going to the prom stag:


    Statement from the Archdiocese:

  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Her parents will probably sue the kid who backed out.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I guess I just live in a different world, because I cannot fathom being the kind of parent who thinks this needs to be brought to the attention of the local TV station.
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Why the hell should it be necessary to have a date? Is there a rationale for this?
  5. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Ah, the Catholic Church. The next time I'm there, which probably won't be too soon, I plan to leave some common sense in the collection plate, instead of any money.

    I almost expect part of the statement to read: 'While we are vehemently against pre-marital sex, policies such as our prom date one help increase occurrences for our weak willed youth to give in to their normal human desires at such events, thereby providing a large contingent to the confessional booths and ensuring a steady stream of business for our priests.'
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If anyone's an expert on dating, it's the Catholic church.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    My date backed out on me at the last minute, and it didn't even occur to me to raise a stink about it.

    I called the local newspaper and told them I was available to string that night now. They took me up on it.
  8. kickoff-time

    kickoff-time Active Member

    Why doesn't she just go with her dad?
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    My daughter didn't have a date for the prom. The pickings of legitimate prospects are slim at her public high school. She went with female friends and had a grand time. The requirement of a date seems ludicrous to me.

    Kickoff, a lot of schools now are banning anyone over a certain age from entering the prom.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The school is punting on pre-marital sex and just trying to stop the kids from having threesomes.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Of course she went to the TV station. How else is she supposed to get a pity date from a porn actor?
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    That line applied some generic root beer to keyboard.
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