7 September 2009

Back to School...But check the messages!

For anyone with children between 4 and 16, you are already aware that school is now back...Hurrah!..Woo-hoo!
Not for me though, no more 'school', instead college. TD is starting college on Thursday.

So, with no more schools to deal with, I thought I'd share an email that OH sent me, for which I take NO credit, and have no idea where it originated. This is particularly apt for anyone with Teenagers...well, it made me smile anyway! And if you haven't done any of this yet...believe me, you probably will!


'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 your selection.

To lie about why your child is absent, press 1

To make excuses for why your child did not do his/her homework, 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 has already been enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers that have been mailed to you, press 5

To request another teacher, for the 3rd time this year, press 6

To complain about bus transportation, press 7

To complain about school lunches, press 8

If you want us to raise your child, press 9

If you realise that this is the real world, and your child must be accountable and responsible for his or her own behaviour, classwork and homework and it's not the teachers fault for your child's lack of effort, hang up and have a nice day.

Thank you for your interest in Public Education'

Ooops....erm...I must admit I have actually done a couple of those. But TDs school message definitely never had the option to press 9, for those occasions that made me want to pull my hair out with frustration! You know, maybe at 10.30pm, on a school night, with a moody, un-cooperative Teenager..GOD how I wish I'd known about that one!

Now, I must just go & check TDs new college answer phone message.......

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee. Yes I was tempted by number 9 as well (although that's just between you and me)!! Oh woe is me - I have so many school years ahead of me...I might as well just give up now!