Saturday, March 03, 2012

More You Couldn't Make Up...

When did it become the standard that individuals could demand isolation from inconvenience? When did we determine that everyone needs to be accommodated to their personal preferences even despite an individual's resistance to actually taking responsibility for themselves? When did it become an issue of law for private institutions to be liable for making folks happy?

No Private Room, No Relief From Depression, No Love

I would be a bit sympathetic, possibly after a counseling session to get in touch with my Alan Alda side, except for some facts like this:
Blankmeyer suffered from depression and Attention Deficit Disorder when she enrolled at Stonehill in September of 2007. She said she wanted to see how she would perform in school “without any sort of additional help in the form of a reasonable accommodation.”
So, she was mentally distressed and she understood that accommodation was possible, but she choose to ignore her illness and resist help. All of this was prior to her enrollment. Well, duh!
Blankmeyer was given additional housing options, which did not meet her satisfaction. She and her parents asked if she could have her old dorm room back minus her roommate. 
Not only does she demand a particular room, she further demands that it is the roommate who is inconvenienced. And the parents are full partners in the enabling.
Blankmeyer eventually moved to a hotel, but left the “increasingly isolated environment.” She was eventually able to complete her final semester of school while home in New York. 
They wouldn't give the poor disturbed baby her special room and binky, so she moves into a hotel room. How is evacuating the campus and the society of her classmates for a hotel room leaving an "increasingly isolated environment"? Finishing her final semester (how did she survive the previous seven semesters in this environment?), from home sounds like just the ticket. She should plan on a vigorous adult life and professional career as well from the comfort of her parent's back bedroom.

1 comment:

Murphy's Law said...

Sounds like she'll be occupying some public park with a bunch of other no-prospect-having losers in short order.