Lighter side of Lighter Fluid
Joseph A. Alessi (71670.2460@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 11:56:41 -0500
>What do I do now? I am thinking of writing an apology to the father.
>I wrote the letter to the most flagrant violater's parents first and
>copied most of it to the parents of the other boys.
There are two things I would try.
First, was this kind of letter ever used in the past? If it is standard, I
would let the father know that fact.
Second, I would sit down and talk with the father. I would state that I'm sorry
that he found the letter "harsh" (don't apologize for the letter, just for how
he feels about it). I would then ask his help in writing a "standard" form
letter that the unit could use in the future in this type of situation to avoid
inadvertently giving a harsh impression. This would give him a chance to see
things from the other side. It would also show that you care for his opinion.
And, finally, you just might get a better letter out of it.
Yours in Scouting
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.11
At 11:52 EST on 13-Nov-96
ASM Troop 313
District Advancement Chair
Jambo 97 Scoutmaster
I used to be an Owl
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