Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Working with children

I would hope it's similar around the world but, here in Aus, anyone working with children has to have a Working with Children identity card. It's great because it means you've had a police check and have been able to prove that you haven't been convicted of an offence against children. Of course, that doesn't mean you HAVEN'T assaulted a child, it just means you haven't been CAUGHT. Anyway, the thing I've noticed with these cards - although I haven't had to get one, Lady Hem and friends of hers have had to get one for Life Saving - all the photos that I've seen make anyone who's working with children look like a paedophile. I mean, come on, you're being checked to see if you are a registered sex offender; why suffer the ignominy of LOOKING like one on your card? And the cards last for five years, it isn't as though you can have another photo in six months time or something. In honour of these, we've now christened these cards, the 'Working with Paedophiles' card. Coming soon, near you. Be afraid.

4 comments:

*uncorked said...

Bahahaa - For the first time in my life I took a good driver's license photo a few months ago. They're usually terrible, but I kind of wanted to ask them for a copy for my FB profile. Maybe it's the thought of working with kids that makes them look creepy? I know I'd be pretty freaked out and it would probably show fear in my picture.

tennysoneehemingway said...

V: I don't know. I'm sure they make everyone stand there and command them not to smile, or show any personality whatsoever. Seriously, if you saw Lady Hem's card and knew nothing about her, there's NO WAY you'd allow your child to be looked after by her.

Lola Lakely said...

This is awesome. And why I've missed you so. Because you bring the funny in paedophile. Um, wait. That sounds really awful. The compliment in my head sounded way better. I'm not really sure I should leave this comment. Because then people will think I find paedophiles funny. Which I don't. But this is- oh well forget it. You're funny. End of story.

tennysoneehemingway said...

Lola: thank you ma'am. Wait, paedophiles aren't funny now?