LETTER: Behavior disrespectful to grads, guestsMy son graduated from Superior Senior High a week ago Saturday. While I couldn’t be prouder of my child’s achievement, I cannot say that I have the same amount of pride for some of the members of the audience.
My son graduated from Superior Senior High a week ago Saturday. While I couldn’t be prouder of my child’s achievement, I cannot say that I have the same amount of pride for some of the members of the audience.
My family was excited to attend the commencement ceremony, and every ticket available was put to use by our family to witness his accomplishment. However, our ability to hear and enjoy, the ceremonies was hampered by two extremely intoxicated individuals sitting in front of us.
Directly in front of us was a man who filled the airspace around him with the pungent odor of intoxicants. While his intoxication was obvious, his behavior was at least subdued compared to the other guest.
One row in front of him, and two rows in front of us, was a woman who walked into the ceremony at the same time we did, proclaiming quite loudly, and seemingly proudly, the extent of her drunkenness. She then spent the entire ceremony mocking the speakers, making hand gestures and talking over them to the point where the surrounding guests were unable to hear any of the speeches. When the ceremony was over, she proclaimed loudly that she couldn’t even remember walking in because she was so drunk.
Our family video of my son’s walk across the stage unfortunately contains the sound of her belligerent screaming and cat calling.
I wasn’t sure how to go about addressing such behavior, or if there was even a point to it, but I decided to write this letter in hopes that those attendees might read this and realize how horrific their behavior was.
How disrespectful to not only the other guests, but most importantly the graduates, especially the graduate they were there to witness. I can only hope those guests were not parents of any of the graduates to set such a horribly selfish example.
You should be ashamed, appalled and embarrassed by your behavior.
I know I was.