It's fairly common for school girls to have copycat sicknesses in schools, leading to panicked environmental testing for mystery toxins and lots of attention to the "victims". Shrinks call this "hysteria".
Sometimes it's a real problem like formaldehyde from building materials. But often it is essentially witchcraft. Not the Wiccan kind, but What passed for and was blamed on Witches in history.
Copycat hysterical attention seeking is the current way to put it. Happens in adults too, often women in big business buildings. Again, sometimes it's real problems with HVAC systems, mold, chemicals, etc. Sometimes there is no scientific explanation.
So elementary school mass weird is not new.
I'm skeptical, sarcastic, and impious, where shrinks are involved. "Hysteria" especially related to girls, has been a catch all box to throw stuff shrinks don't understand into for centuries.
Not that the art of psychiatry is all bogus witchcraft. Not at all. ( some is )
I highly recommend The Road To Wellville, a great movie & book about nutrition, treatment, corn flakes, and health.
And remind you the vibrator was invented by a doctor who got tired arms treating women for hysteria by inducing orgasms.
One of the best therapies ever developed by medical science.
Sad that this Fourbucks thing is getting blown up beyond reality. Now the two black guys are claiming they "feared for their lives". They don't look too fearful in the video. Honestly, all they had to do was wait outside. Or order the cheapest thing on the menu.
And from the article... "Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. has said the location where the arrests occurred has a policy that restrooms are for paying customers only." In short, it wasn't about race at all. They were simply enforcing a store policy. Let's milk it for all it's worth though...
Does Starbucks pay enough to put up with being sent to reeducation camp?
I admit to not liking the company or it's product. I like coffee and dislike fake hipster atmosphere.
Oh, I wouldn't mind the pretentiousness if the coffee wasn't burnt. ( & I hadn't ever been to a real coffee shop )
Give me Dunkin Donuts any day. Especially on a cold ride home at night, when wrapping icy hands around a heavy ceramic mug of hot, drinkable, coffee, while contemplating the array of sugar bombs under glass.
This race card crap is so tiresome. Raises the "noise floor" for others that have been actually targeted by racism. The peaks are still there, just harder to detect due to clowns playing this game.
I don't understand why clowns don't just buy a coffee and drink it for three hours. Same as the people that rage out for places that don't break your $20 bill. Just buy a breath mint or candy bar clownshoes!
People don't like to think at all. They react They feel