Another example of the tyranny of the few. A student in Commack, New York complained over their bus driver wearing a Santa hat, and the bus company threatened his job over it. The bus company relented when other parents complained that this was absurd.
But we are facing the uneviable conclusion that so as not to offend a few, we have to put out the many. The wonderful edicts of political correctness has taken over to such a degree that incidents like this can occur.
With his long white beard and generous midriff, 65-year-old Kenneth Mott bears more than a passing resemblance to St. Nick. The Bayport resident says he has been wearing his furry red-and-white hat every December since he started working for the Baumann and Sons bus company, which transports students in the Commack School District, five years ago.
But after Mott completed his morning route on Thursday, shuttling kids to Rolling Hills Primary School and Commack Middle School, he said his supervisors at Baumann and Sons called and demanded that he take off his Santa hat.Mott said he was told that a parent of a child complained to the district about Mott’s headgear, saying that the child doesn’t believe in Santa Claus and was bothered by the hat.
“I said, ‘What, are you kidding me?,’” Mott recalled. “I thought it was a big joke.” He resolved to keep his hat on that afternoon.via Newsday.com
Imagine if the driver had been wearing a turben. Would the driver have been threatened with losing his job, or would the student have been sent to sensitivity training? Makes you think, doesn’t it.