It's for the school!!
Oh yes, it is that time again. Time for our kids and us parents to schlep door to door and sell off brand chocolates, bric a brac, and other junk no one needs for the school fund raiser. And these fund raisers aren't like the ones we had as a kid....no. These ones have cool, in your face mascot dudes that come to the school and basically have a pep rally talking about what kind of prize you can get with the selling of said junk. There is visual aids, flashing lights, a banging sound track as the guy prances around the stage with the cheap stuff they are going to give your kid if they happen to sell a certain $$ amount of stuff. And we all know who wins. It's the same kid who wins EVERY STINKING YEAR? The one with the Grandmother who asks how much the kid needs to get everything on the prize list, and then cuts the kid a check for enough sale stuff for little Johnny/JoAnna to get it! Every crapping year!!!!! I can even remember when we were encouraged to go door to door and sell to people we didn't even know, just to make a buck for new playground balls. I tell ya, this free education system is starting to kill me! That is a real question I'd like to ask Obama and McCain.........
"Excuse me esteemed senators, my name is Blondefabulous and I am here representing all my loyal readers from Blondefabulocity.com. My question concerns both education and economics, namely, how many boxes of candy can I put you two gentlemen down for so our elementary school can afford the updated textbooks and after school care for the parents who still actually have jobs left in this shit hole of an economy? 1000 each? Well thank you senators....we appreciate your support of our free educational system."
Yeah....let me go to a debate and ask that question, screw Joe the Plumber! Last night was just a rehash of the same old same old that they already covered. Time for us good American citizens to go do our civic duty and vote. November 4th....ya'll don't forget now!
Anyway, My eldest, Rebecca, has already had her school fundraiser. Her catalogue of crap was even more expensive than the two little ones! I bought wrapping paper from her, and she had a few orders from the ladies in HHH's office. Now we have two kids in the same school selling the same stuff. Sheesh. At least everything in their book is $10 or under. I am gonna go broke soon! Add to that the fact I laid out$21 for 3 field trips, (not counting Jr's to the planetarium), and we are getting ripped right and left for cash by the school! Holy crap! And the $$$ for the field trips......
IS TO FILL THE GAS TANK ON THE BUS!!!!!
Yep, the school get free admission for the kids to go where ever they are going, but to get there they are charging anywhere from $3 to $10 bucks a kid! OMG! You have got to be kidding me? No?? You aren't kidding me?? Well shit!
Guess I should be glad the school isn't sending home MORE fundraising books.