Westchester County press releases are a stream of constant entertainment. I barely refrained myself earlier this week from blogging about the water tasting contest they were promoting. But get this one, which just arrived in my email - the county is now spending our tax dollars to fund a survey on how parents feel about their kids' alcohol and drug use.
If you are one of 5000 lucky randomly selected parents, you may get a survey in the mail that includes these thought-provoking questions:
"Do you think any of the following drugs (tobacco/alcohol/drugs, etc.) is harmful to your child's health?"
Hmmmm....that's a tough one. I'm pretty sure I want my kids to smoke cigarettes and pot, and snort cocaine, because those things are safe, but I'm still on the fence about heroin. I better let Andy Spano know.
"During the past year, has your child used cigarettes/marijuana/liquor/etc?"
Well, he did mention the hallucinogens from last night's party, and he is always asking me if I know where he can get a good deal on pot. But he always asks me this stuff when we're doing shots together, which is why it's hard for me to give the county a really accurate sense of his daily use.
Now that the county has a good sense of my parental attitude towards drinking and drug use,will this affect their policy?
PS-(posted the next day) It has come to my attention that some people did not pick up on the tongue-in-cheek tone of this post and took me seriously. This is meant to be dripping with sarcasm, folks. Maybe it's the writing...