^z 19th February 2023 at 6:12am

In the snack bar area of the Levine School of Music several months ago my wife (PD) overheard a conversation among some parents. They were discussing their children's recently-discovered learning disabilities and the various accomodations which the dear little teenaged tykes now needed and deserved.

Nearby a formerly-Soviet music teacher also was listening to the Americans talk, with growing disbelief at the apparent coddling of today's youth. Eventually, PD reports, the émigré could restrain herself no longer.

"In R-r-r-r-russia," she rolled her r's majestically, "ve haf vay to solve that pr-r-r-r-roblem: Father's Belt!"

TopicHumor - 2002-05-12

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