If Only Schools Could Really Do This
Out of frustration at those parents who like to blame the school for their children's shortcomings, someone at a California High School created this script for the school's fictional automated answering service when a parent called:
"To lie about why your child is absent, press 1.
To make excuses for why your child did not do his/her assignment, press 2.
To complain about what we do, press 3.
To swear at a faculty member, press 4.
To ask why you didnt get the information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers, press 5.
If you want us to raise your child press 6.
To complain about bus transportation, press 7.
To complain about school lunches, press 8.
To request another teacher for the third time this year, press 9.
If you realize that this is the real world, and your child must be held accountable for his own behavior, classwork, and that it's not the teacher's fault for your child's lack of effort, hang up and have a nice day."
Thought I'd share this piece of snark :)