Once upon a time there was a man named Patrick Snay. Patrick was a very wise man who educated children throughout the land of Florida, mainly the southern part. He was actually the head of a very well known school in Miami called Gulliver Prepatory School. He was in charge for a long time. Then in 2010-2011 his contract was not renewed. He knew something was wrong.
Patrick felt discriminated against, mainly for his age. He was a wise man so he decided to get a lawyer and sue. Rightfully so because the school finally settled.
They settled for the amount of $80,000. They were also willing to pay $10,000 in back pay and $60,000 for the lawyers. This settlement was going to be tax-free.
There was one catch. Patrick could not tell anyone about the settlement. It was a secret.
Patrick agreed. Of course he had to tell his wife. She has been there with him through it all. She was happy that it was over and that the settlement was done.
Then there was one more decision they had to make. A very important decision…
Should they tell “Lil’ Miss Suck It”?
They though hard about telling their daughter. Of course they were going to leave out some details. They trusted her not to say anything.
They finally made the decision to tell her. Once they told her they noticed her fingers texting on her phone. When they asked her what was she doing, she told them nothing.
Little did they know that “Lil’ Miss Suck It” put up a dandy of a Facebook status.
“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT*.”
*In case you are not familiar with the origins of “Suck It” I will explain. It is a term used by the legendary WWE wrestling group, the D-Generation-X. It is often used to imply that if someone is not happy with something, they can just go bite a lemon. I really do not feel like truly explaining the meaning of this phrase.
1200 of her friends saw the status. They told others. They told more people.
It got back to Gulliver Prepatory school where this was the meeting they had after hearing of this…
Patrick and his family are not going to get the $80,000 as of now. They will appeal the case but they did break the confidentiality agreement. All because of Facebook.
The moral of this story…
Do not ever tell your kids anything.