And for another edition of "At Least They're Not Your Legislators," we take you to Boulder, where hugging has been banned at Centennial Middle School. No, really. From 9News.com:
Centennial Middle School administration says there is too much hugging going on and it's gotten out of control. The students are not happy about it.
"I mean, how are you supposed to say 'bye' to your girlfriend?" Centennial Middle School eighth-grader Noah Hahn asked the Boulder Daily Camera.
The school has officially banned hugs in the hallways. Students say administrators have asked them to high-five instead.
What if you break the rule and engage in illegal hugging? Do you get suspended? What would that call to the offending kid's parents sound like? "Uh, Mrs. Johnson, your daughter has been suspended for hugging another child at school."
We should encourage Boulder residents to elect the Centennial principal to the state legislature, just to see if a statewide ban on hugs would result. Talk about needing a new jail.