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ShipwrecksInSand's avatar

Would I get in trouble if I brought a red plastic cup to school?

Asked by ShipwrecksInSand (173 points ) April 25th, 2011

Tomorrow’s spirit day is “College Day”.
I thought it would be comical if I brought a red plastic cup to school that day. Do you think I would get in trouble?

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KateTheGreat's avatar

It’s a plastic cup, not a sniper rifle.

Yes, you’ll be perfectly fine. Some teachers might not think it’s funny, but they can’t do anything about it.

ddude1116's avatar

Well, if it’s just a cup.. no.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Forgive my ignorance. Will someone enlighten us that are out of the loop as to why a red cup might be controversial?

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer The notorious red solo cup is the symbol of college. It symbolizes the wonderful parties, getting hammered, and wasting away into adult years.

klutzaroo's avatar

Because a lot of people use them to contain alcohol at keggers and other parties. Still more people used them to contain things like sweet tea at picnics and family reunions. Assigning a meaning to something that can very often be innocuous is… well… as mature as the college kids out killing brain cells.

ShipwrecksInSand's avatar

Scenario #1 I’m walking down the hall with said cup in my hands. Perhaps it is full of water, i don’t know. A teacher that hate’s their job walks up to me and gives me a hard time, is there a possibility that i could get busted for something so petty?

ddude1116's avatar

Relax, man, at most they’ll take a sip of it. And stress that you’ll dehydrate if they confiscate it, if they try to, otherwise just be cool.

ShipwrecksInSand's avatar

Hahaha! I appreciate the advice, DUDE.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I think so long as you don’t in any way pretend it’s a gun, you’ll be fine.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@KatetheGreat and @klutzaroo Thanks for the explanation.

Unless there is some crazy rule against it, you should be fine. Both of my sisters are teachers, and trust me, they have bigger concerns about what their students are dealing with than one that totes a red cup around on a spirit day, despite what it represents.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Possibly. Some schools don’t allow water bottles around here…kids were bringing in vodka ;)

Coloma's avatar

Those red cups have been around for as long as I can remember, and that’s a long time now! lol

Chico State circa 1976 And a whole lot more was going on back then than just keg parties. hahaha

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