Wednesday, September 16, 2009

School Voicemail

The school bell is ringing again for all the kiddos and life for Mommies has come to a screeching halt! When you have kids in school, your life pretty much revolves around homework, fundraisers and taking them to school events. At least that's what I remember from raising two daughters! I found that being involved in school activities and volunteering helped me to know exactly what was going on in their lives...I liked that. I volunteered for office work when Stephanie was in High School at Rogers. I'd run tests for the teachers, copy off worksheets and in general help with things that take so much time for the overworked, underpaid teachers. The office was a great place to find out the latest gossip. Mornings were the best time, you'd overhear some pretty interesting stuff...

Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school.
In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member,
please listen to all options before making a selection:

To lie about why your child is absent, Press 1

To make excuses for why your child did not do his work, Press 2

To complain about what we do, Press 3

To cuss out staff members, Press 4

To ask why you didn't get needed information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several bulletins mailed to you, Press 5

If you want us to raise your child, Press 6

If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone, Press 7

To request another teacher for the third time this year, Press 8

To complain about bus transportation Press 9

To complain about school lunches Press10

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable/responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework, and that it's not the teachers fault for your child(ren)'s lack of effort---Hang up and have a nice day!!!
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6 comments:

  1. Joycee, I just love this post. It is so very true. My last child is a Junior and is in Band and is a majorette so I try and help chaperon trips, parades, and even pull the equipment trailer for the Band. You have me wanting to do more!!! Maybe Ill call up the all knowing secretary and see if she could use a hand!!!!

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  2. That is just great! So true, so true. Kids now a days just have no personal responsibility at ALL!

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  3. i love it! it is so true. i am thrilled this year to finally be done with homework, after school activities etc. but somedays it feels empty, thank heaven for grandchildren!

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  4. Too funny! But it's true, people just love to complain don't they?

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  5. This is really sad/funny. I like the very last instruction.

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  6. Someone sent an audio of this to me. I thought it was absolutely hilarious, but I could so relate. This is my 28th year of teaching. I've just about seen and heard it all. Thanks for sharing the post and for following my blog. I hope you will join me for Crock Pot Wednesday any time you choose. GO HOGS!!

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