Rusty raised a good point while we were trying to ignore the vicariously embarrassing spectacle on our TV screen, which is, man, is Hogwarts an unsafe school or what? Like, would you send your kids there? And this Tri Wizard Tournament, with the goal being to SURVIVE three challenges... call me namby-pamby, but isn't that the kind of thing you should clear with parents first?
We imagined the permission slip might look something like this:
Well, yeah, OF COURSE we signed. Do you think we want our kid to lose face in front of his friends? And also... dude, that's ETERNAL GLORY he's vying for. That's got to be worth something, don't you think?