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    Default Air horns at graduation

    DD's graduation was tonight. The airhorns were awful - I have some sensitivity to loud noises and spent too much time cringing and covering my ears. I may have to skip my DS's graduations or wear ear plugs. I've been through three of my own graduations and don't remember having to deal with this at any of them, though I was younger and probably less grumpy.

    Also many, many cigars - yuck!
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    I’ve never heard of air horns or cigars at a graduation! Wow, it does sound obnoxious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KpbS View Post
    I’ve never heard of air horns or cigars at a graduation! Wow, it does sound obnoxious!
    Either would be bad enough—both would be unbearable.


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    I've never seen cigars. At DS's 8th grade graduation one dad did set off an air horn when his kid's name was called but luckily it was only once and it wasn't a long blast. Cat calling and a few kids acting out on stage was the extent of it - one kid did a prat fall and then humped the stage. Lovely. I told DS I was very thankful he was respectful. DD's high school graduation was totally under control but it was also 2021 and I think all the kids were just so grateful to have an in person ceremony that no one was about to cause problems.

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    My ears are still ringing today and I have a moderately bad headache.

    I emailed the superintendent and principal - hoping they will have and enforce rules in the future. DS1's graduation is five years off, but I am already dreading it.
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    My BIL just attended a graduation where a few people released live doves, lol. At least those aren't too loud or stinky...I can't even with cigars! I mean air horns assault the ears so those are pretty bad too I guess!

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    They banned air horns here thank goodness. My cousin's daughter put up grad photos and I was shocked to see boys with cigars. Yuck!

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    This was the first year ever that I've seen graduation pics with the cigars!!! So odd to me! It was for a private catholic high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essnce629 View Post
    This was the first year ever that I've seen graduation pics with the cigars!!! So odd to me! It was for a private catholic high school.

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    Same. I saw one from our HS on FB and was taken back. Thought it was weird.


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    Have never heard of air horns or cigars! How weird. I know ours even tell the kids not to put messages on their caps.

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