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Mom who baked cookies for
school bus riders for 15 years
shut down by complaint

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/21/2013 12:05:36 PM

CHANHASSEN, Minn. – A Chanhassen mother who has been baking cookies for the kids on her children´s bus for 15 years has been shut down by an anonymous complaint. Every Friday, Anne Tabat has met the school bus in her subdivision with a basket of cookies. It began as a thank you to the bus driver. And, Tabat said, she couldn´t give the driver a cookie without giving one to every child on the bus. Tabat said the cookies were also a way to get to know her neighbors. "I didn´t live in the suburbs until I turned 40," she

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What has become of our country?? When will those spineless fools stop acquiescing to the demands of a tiny minority?? You can envision hundreds of jerks all over this country that resemble Pajama Boy just waiting to pounce. It´s just ridiculous and outrageous.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/21/2013 12:15:01 PM     (No. 9663197)

I offered my teacher son a batch of pignoli cookies for his class the other day and he said he couldn´t offer them to his students because of the nuts...

The wussification of America continues apace.

One tiny issue at a time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/21/2013 12:15:44 PM     (No. 9663200)

Some people are just simple asses, are unhappy with life, and want to make everyone else unhappy.

Ever notice that all the complainers are anonymous -because they are afraid to address you personally don´t want the public wrath focused on them. Cowards they are.

In Mrs. Tabot´s cookie dish she needs to place a piece of coal, especially decorated for the anonymous complainer, with a note saying "Merry Christmas Grinch."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 12/21/2013 12:26:07 PM     (No. 9663212)

I guess I would have continued with the Friday cookies and slip a note in with each saying that if a parent objects, it´s their responsibility to tell their kid not to take one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/21/2013 12:26:48 PM     (No. 9663215)

She received a phone call from the school this week telling her someone had complained and that she should cease and desist the dispensing of cookies.

I would argue that the school as no right to tell her what she can or can´t do ... but ... rather than "dispense" ( distribute, pass around, hand out, dole out, dish out, share out the cookies, I´d stand there with the tray and let people take their own.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/21/2013 12:27:42 PM     (No. 9663216)

I bet that whoever did this looks just like the pajama boy!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/21/2013 12:29:54 PM     (No. 9663223)

#3 and #4, those are sensible solutions, but we no longer live in a sensible society. Sure as shooting, the complainer would instigate a lawsuit against the woman and the school board for unlicensed distribution of contraband baked goods, or some such nonsense.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 12/21/2013 12:30:23 PM     (No. 9663225)

Does this mean that a child bringing a gift for the teacher must then bring gifts for all of the kids in their class? And what of all of the kids in teachers next class and the one after that?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 12/21/2013 12:32:01 PM     (No. 9663230)

There´s a crab in every bunch. Doesn´t seem to have stopped her spreading joy. She can be my neighbor anytime.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: maggie2u, 12/21/2013 12:38:31 PM     (No. 9663239)

Poster 1? Was he talking about the nuts in the cookies or the nuts who object to giving treats to children?
Bet, if she was handing out condoms the school wouldn´t stop her.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/21/2013 12:42:47 PM     (No. 9663248)

School officials are famous for not having a lick of common sense. That includes private schools, too. I guess they just don´t pay enough to get the best and the brightest, and it shows in their constant asinine decisions.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono, 12/21/2013 12:47:18 PM     (No. 9663253)

The rejection of traditional virtues has become an outright assault against them.

At some point there has to be a backlash. I just hope it can be effective without becoming too violent or destructive...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: F16 guy, 12/21/2013 12:47:49 PM     (No. 9663257)

Two words:

Home Schooling

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma, 12/21/2013 1:11:58 PM     (No. 9663290)

w can the school stop her...the women handed out the cookies on public property not on school property. she is in subdivision not in the school yard...I would continue..sue me
if you don´t approve then don´t accept a cookie, but leave the rest of the kids alone.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/21/2013 1:15:27 PM     (No. 9663295)

Amen, #13!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MMC, 12/21/2013 1:32:38 PM     (No. 9663328)

No one was for ing a child to take or eat a cookie.... Keep on making cookies... Just don´t step on bus!


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Reply 16 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/21/2013 1:54:17 PM     (No. 9663355)

She should have told the school that if the anonymous complainer didn´t have the "courage" and integrity to take up their complaint directly with her, then she would continue bringing the cookies.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Masscon, 12/21/2013 2:04:58 PM     (No. 9663369)

What isn´t mandated is forbidden.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 12/21/2013 2:08:32 PM     (No. 9663379)

Tyranny of one. Schools now are ´allergy free´. Kids can´t pack peanut butter, nuts, oranges, whatever else someone claims is a problem. Everyone else loses their choice for the one. I like the approach, where the products state they probably do have nuts etc. even if the ingredients don´t list any - so if you are worried about leave it alone. It´s a nice pushback. I would love to have this woman as a neighbor. Every Friday! Wow!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pinger, 12/21/2013 6:17:28 PM     (No. 9663667)

Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. We´re losing, folks.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/21/2013 6:29:47 PM     (No. 9663676)

#7 - Why do they allow teacher´s to accept Christmas presents? I thought that public schools did celebrate Christmas.

School authorities should outlaw presents. /s



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Reply 21 - Posted by: Penney, 12/21/2013 7:07:25 PM     (No. 9663709)

There are far too many Scrooges trying to liberally spread their own gloom this year!!! Boo!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/21/2013 8:13:50 PM     (No. 9663768)

Anonymous = Coward

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 2timothy1:7, 12/21/2013 8:19:47 PM     (No. 9663771)

C.S Lewis stated that hell exists as a quarantine from those who would spoil heaven.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/21/2013 9:49:33 PM     (No. 9663866)

To be fair (and I think we should try to be), there are kids who are allergic to nuts and milk products. Some moms have good reason to be concerned.

You may think it´s overreacting, but then maybe you´ve never had one of your kids stop breathing due to such a reaction.

Could it have been handled better?
Probably.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 12/21/2013 10:58:28 PM     (No. 9663914)

I bet the complainer was one of those people who claim to be suffering from the currently very fashionable condition called "gluten intolerance."
I do feel sorry for the people who actually have celiac disease, but they are a very tiny part of the population, and they aren´t threatened by the existence of gluten in the same room or vehicle. To deny everyone else the benefits of wheat, rye, and barley is stupid and evil.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/22/2013 4:35:28 AM     (No. 9664020)

Best choice, get your kids out of Government-run schools. You can still fight against their policies since you are a tax payer without them destroying your kids minds, hearts and souls! Get them out of there!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono, 12/22/2013 1:22:27 PM     (No. 9664551)

Might be worth noting, #15, that ´progressive´ society is sliding toward the attitude that ´bad´ foods are as harmful as drugs. Sugar, fats, high calories ... the generous mother is probably viewed by the control freaks as if she´s a drug dealer at the bus stop.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono, 12/22/2013 1:23:31 PM     (No. 9664553)

(then, naturally, we have the same people saying drugs should be legal, but trans-fats should not ... crazy, crazy world)

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