Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cracks me up!

Pam sent this email to me this morning... and after Motherboard's bucket filler she posted about this morning I thought... I HAVE to post this email Pam sent me! I have said this before but I volunteer at the guidance office at our high school 2 days a week.... here is a post on the 1st day back this fall. Parents are so funny, okay, NOT funny....
I don't know if this is true or not but it is so stinkin' hilarious!!!

This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High School California staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine . This is the actual answering machine message for the school. This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.

The outgoing message: 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 the 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 swear at staff members - Press 4

To ask why you didn't get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers 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 - Press 0

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

If you want this in another language, move to a country that speaks it.


P.S. Mechelle is giving away a QUILT!!!!! Yep, you read that right! Go HERE to enter the drawing... Mechelle, I really didn't want to advertise, then MY chances of winning go DOWN! But, I did post about it... so... maybe you could just.... enter me TWICE!!??!!! °Ü°

29 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

That is SO funny...I need a similar one for my home phone when dealing with my inlaws...

If this is your 15th call today press 1

If you are calling to ask us to repair something in your home just take it out of your rent (Oops you don't pay any!) I guess you can press 2

If you are calling to ask me to babysit press 3

I could keep going...that #2 was mean...there is alot of frustration there. LOL!

happy tuesday!

linda said...

Oh this is a good one...way to go Pacific Palisades High School! I LOVE IT! Especially the part about if you don't speak the language.....oh, sorry, I'm very bad!!

McEwens said...

ROF you goof!! I am so glad you enjoyed it! I HOPE today was a BETTER day! AND tonight, the first night of Inst, is a WONDERFUL one!
Love ya!

tammy said...

Love it! So so funny! I'm sure you have to put up with a lot, and now you can have these running through your head everytime you get a call that you don't want to deal with.

McEwens said...

HEY guess what I just realized!!! YOU took off the comment word thing!!!

McEwens said...

yea!

McEwens said...

I can fill up your comment box!

McEwens said...

is there a limit????

McEwens said...

wait until Mother goose sees this!!

Mechelle said...

I think you should enter three times for the advertising and making me laugh with this great post. Feel free! Wish everyone could win. I will have to get busy and make another one for my next giveaway! Any color requests? M

Mechelle said...

OH ~ BTY ~ Kallie, (almost 15 year old daughter) and I made popcorn balls and brownies for all the office workers at her high school.

We walked around and handed them out on the third or fourth day of school. Most of the people we were trying to give them too asked us how much? When we said that they were free, just as a thank you for all their hard work, the people were so surprised and happy.

Thanks for helping us see the hard work behind the doors of the high school office! m

Jan said...

So stinkin great. That is really the funniest posts. I think it is so true though. I have heard alot of excuses about things relating to those issues. I can only imagine what the schools here. Thanks for the share. Fun stuff.

Mother Goose said...

I love it!! I love it! hey, I'm suppose to win!

nikkicrumpet said...

TOO FREAKING FUNNY! And sadly enough I'm sure it is exactly what a lot of parents need to hear!!! What a tough job it is to work in a public school!

Bren's Life said...

Man- Wouldn't it be Great if schools really had parents be accountable for their own kids....
Ok- You are no where near 40. So I don't know how your replying about that.
Also that's a beautiful beach. I take it's in CA. Are you in Northern or Southern CA.
Thanks for becoming a new friend. Can't wait to get to know you...

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

That is SERIOUSLY FUNNY! Thank you for sharing it-I'm going to show my husband when he gets home he will love this one!
Robin~♥

Jodi said...

Oh that is perfect! I also loved scrappy girls for the inlaws!

Wouldn't it be nice if parents could just get a clue!!!!

Make it great!

Ashley said...

Wow that is so hilarious! I love that it's their REAL message!

Redhoodoos said...

Tooo funny! Too bad schools have to put up with so much crap.

I agree with Scrappy's comment, too!

Hey, how did institute go?

nikkicrumpet said...

I just saw your note asking about the black and white bins in my new craft room...believe it or not they are actually plastic and they came from HOME DEPOT...shocker huh? They were only 6 bucks each!

The Berry's Patch said...

So true! Although at my daughters high school the limit for absences is 10 days. After 10 days, you are withdrawn. They are super strict about it.

Frumpy Luv said...

This is so very funny ... ah we parents can be crazy creatures - hope you get to work with lots of nice ones!

MERRIANNE said...

woooo hooo!!!! you are so Funny!!!

♥ by the way.... i have an award for you over on my blog!!!!!

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My home - My life said...

Someone just sent that to me last week and I laughed and laughed - thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it again!

Jennifer H said...

Love it! You made my day

Bren's Life said...

I cannot believe you have a son that is 25! Wow - you look amazing.. See that's why I am stressing over turning 40. My kids are all so young. I think it's so neat when young adults say "Yea my mom is 42 or something. I'll be 53 when my youngest turns 16.. That just sounds so old to have two teenage daughters.. I just hope they won't think I'm too old. That's all that matters..