Monday, April 16, 2007


Can't take credit for writing this but I bet many people especially the teaching profession reading this will relate.

"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:

"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 fliers 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 or her own behaviour, class work, homework and that your child's lack of effort is not the teacher's fault, hang up and have a nice day."

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