In the bible, Nimrod was a great hunter. In the subsequent 2000 years, or so, Nimrod became what Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fudd. But, probably the most notable Nim-Rod, to me at least, was a character in a movie from many, many years ago. This movie was circa "Our Gang" movies and was about a similar young fellow as the "Our Gang" characters.
Nim-Rod was a very likeable young fellow about 10 years old. But.....he was different. He had an insatiable desire to build things. He had many friends to help him and he could always find whoever he needed down by the creek. However, in the process of finding material to build things, he invariably took apart something belonging to his parents. He took the wheels off his dad's wheelbarrow to build a push cart. He used up his mother's clothes pins to build a trot line down at the creek. He was a fine young man, well liked, enjoyed life, but could not seem to stay out of trouble. His intense urge to build things often guided him into trouble because he didn't think about the consequences. His parents were understanding, forgiving, and loved him dearly.............but continually chastised him for not thinking thru his projects. Does any of this sound familiar?
My mom took me to this movie to show me how parents are often tested by their children......and how parents forgave errors made by their kids while they were learning how to build things. I never forgot that movie. You MUST learn from mistakes.
Apparently, the offended official thought I had called them "stupid." I didn't. I will suggest that they perhaps did not know exactly what they were talking about. Maybe they will learn from their mistake. Maybe not.