The image we project
Stoddard, Thomas C. (stoddatc@WESTINGHOUSE.COM)
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 13:09:45 -0400
Not meaning to stir up any controversy here, certainly we have heard
plenty with the uniform, accoutrements, etc. But, as the list discussion
raged on, I couldn't help but think about a piece I'd read on point
regarding our personal appearance and how we choose to be known, to
present ourself and the like. Since then, coming upon it again, well, I
figured I'd send it along and see if others felt there is merit in what
this High School Guidance Counselor perceives.......
If nothing else, maybe a SM Minute????
Letter to the Editor, Box Elder News-Journal (Brigham City, Utah, May
A young man in my counseling office was perfectly sincere when
he complained that no one was willing to look at the "real me." His
plight inspired the following:
"Don't judge me," you plead, "by my clean shaven head.
Don't judge by my oversized pants.
Don't judge by the rhinestone that's set in my nose
Or my somewhat belligerent stance.
Don't judge by graffiti I spray on the wall:
Don't judge by the comrades I choose.
Don't judge by the music my boom box emits
Don't judge by the language I use."
Then how shall I judge you, my foolish young friend?
It's time that you start realizing.
That if these "outward" things do not tell what you are,
Then you're guilty of false advertizing.
Box Elder High School
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City