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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">A visit to an elementary school didn't have a fairytale ending for a Baltimore children's book writer after he made what he says was a joking comment to a 10-year-old that she should take off her clothes if she wanted his autograph on her face as she requested, The Baltimore Sun reported.<br><br>
Richard Lynn Stack, who makes appearances in classrooms across the United States with his dogs in tow, has been banned from visiting other public schools in Harford County after an April 16 incident at Abingdon Elementary School. A student in attendance asked Stack to sign his name on her forehead, school district spokesman Don Morrison told the Sun.<br><br>
Stack replied with an equally absurd request: He would autograph her forehead if she climbed on the cafeteria table and undressed.</td>
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uhm, yes, joking comment....maybe in a parallel universe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: :puke
 

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What an odd comment. There are plenty of fairly innocent comments that, taken out of context could sound inappropriate, I expected something like that in this thread.<br><br>
Ummm, nope. Totally inappropriate, even more so to a 10 year old.
 

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Whaaaaaat??
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I actually don't know what the heck to say. gah.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>sweetpea333</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7996666"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">oink oink :puke</div>
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Perfectly stated.
 

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I have very strong feelings about assuming the worst and convicting people in the press and all that stuff, so I was looking for some possible misinterpretation, some way this was taken out of context, some alternate explanation, and, well... I've got nothing. This is just icky no matter how you look at it.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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That is weird. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Wow, I had a co-worker say exactly the same thing to me about getting up on a table and undressing (minus the forehead autograph - I was actually asking for a folder) I ended up filing a sexual harassment grievance, and he was reprimanded for it. But I'm nearly 30! A ten year old shouldn't even have to be subjected to this - at all! How scary and sad.<br><br>
I too, was hoping this was a misunderstanding. But I can't wrap my head around how it possibly could be anything but what he intended it - perverted drivel.
 

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The best I can come up with is a "failed joke". But even if we give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that's what it was, holy crap what an innapropriate joke for the setting!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have very strong feelings about assuming the worst and convicting people in the press and all that stuff, so I was looking for some possible misinterpretation, some way this was taken out of context, some alternate explanation, and, well... I've got nothing. This is just icky no matter how you look at it.</div>
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Me too, but I just can't think of one situation in which that comment would be remotely appropriate.
 

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jeca: EXACTALLY! I can't believe a grown man would think that was an OK comment to make to a 10 year old! Nasty and messed up!<br><br>
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Weird. I was trying to figure out if it was a line from a movie or something, but googling doesn't get me anything.
 
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