School Accidentally Emails 'Whiners' Form to Parents

Snarky 'Hurt Feelings Report' blasted out by mistake
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2016 7:28 AM CST
School Accidentally Emails 'Whiners' Form to Parents
To all the whiners ...   (News Journal)

File under really bad email blunders: A staff member at Wilmington, Delaware's Lombardy Elementary School blasted out an event email that included the wrong attachment—a blank "Hurt Feelings Report," the News Journal reports. Set up to resemble a bullying complaint form, the snarky document's "Principal Purpose" is to "assist whiners in documenting hurt feelings" and includes fields for the "type of whine used," the "name of person who hurt your pansy ass feelings," and "which feelings were hurt." It goes on to ask whether the person filing the complaint needed a "tissue for tears" and whether there was "permanent feeling damage." It also offers a list of reasons to choose from for filing the form, including "I am a wimp," "I am a crybaby," and "I want my mommy."

The school wouldn't name the staff member at fault but specified the form was an "external" one; the News Journal notes it has shown up on online humor sites before. "This was an embarrassing mistake, but it was just that—a mistake," a district spokeswoman tells the paper. "It should not have happened, and we apologize for the error." She adds the correct email and a recorded phone apology from the school's principal were sent to all parents, per NBC New York. But while some parents were obviously peeved by the form, others picking up their kids at the school Wednesday weren't quite as miffed. "If the children didn't see it, what is the problem?" one man said. "It was a dumb prank, but I don't think it was malicious." (A mom put up an angry Facebook post about her son's bullying.)

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