I just found out something ridiculous and scary today.
This is happening in our lives, this is not a newspaper piece.
A mother of son's classmate threw a party last year after my son, a very strong student, got a B at the end of a quarter. Son found out about it today - he is attending a competition and is rooming with a boy whose parent's attended that party! She was celebrating as apparently that B has opened up a door for her daughter to be a valedictorian ;-)
Can it get any sicker than that?