Thursday, July 29, 2010
Hey Lindsay, Wanna Trade???
She got me to thinking about jail. What if we remove all the negative words associated with jail or a county lock up like one Lindsay is currently patronizing. If you didn’t use jail, punishment, incarceration, confinement, etc to describe jail what would you be left with? Here’s my imaginary conversation with someone trying to explain jail to me without using those words. I’m referring to my imaginary person at IP.
IP: So, Anne, we think you need a “time out” of sorts.
Me: “Time out???” Do you want me to go sit on the steps like my little boy when he’s naughty?
IP: No. This is an off-site time out. Call it a “regroup” if you will