Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is she a student or a salesman?!?

One thing I truly dislike.. screw it.. I HATE.. all the shit school sends home with my daughter to try to sell.

There has been 3 things so far this year.

First, Jump rope for Heart... Yes, yes it's a great cause.  But, damnit to hell how many times to I have to bug my family and friends to donate?  It didn't make difference anyway, I was the only one who donated!

Second, Yankee Candles.  A couple of weeks ago they sent her home with a big packet full of shit to help her sell them.  Right, like I'm going to let her walk around our apartment complex trying to sell candles, when you can just go to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy them yourself.

Third-  Today she brought home another packet full of magazine subscriptions.  Apparently, we (ME) have to give them names and addresses of our family and friends so they can solicit magazines to them.

"Mommy, if we give them 7 names then I get a penguin."

"What kind of penguin?" I ask.

"I don't know what kind, they just said a penguin, Mommy please can we do this?" she pleads.

"When is it due?"

"Umm, Tomorrow." she give me a big smile.

What the hell.. nothing like giving a Mom some notice!

If it makes her happy, I guess we do it.  (I DO IT)

What makes me mad is that they wave all these prizes in front of their faces tempting them to SELL,SELL, SELL!  These prizes are junk!

I swear when I pick her up from school tomorrow, she better have a real fucking penguin waddling behind her!

If anyone gets a card in the mail from Emilie asking to buy a magazine, you don't have to buy them.

At least that's what she said.  They only wanted the names and addresses.

Sorry in advance ya'll!

Thanks for reading

It's Friday and I just picked up my daughter from school.. here's a picture of the penguin she got.


  1. I don't recall this when my kids were in school. It would have bugged the crap out of me too.

    I would say you should pray they would stop, but THAT you can not do in school!

  2. I hate it too always have probably always will.....
    They prey on the innocence of the children and the hearts of the parents.....
    Then the guilt from the relatives and friends.....
    So I am right there with you girl friend.....

    You do notice how much I have bought....?????.......

  3. Do you really want your daughter to come home with a penguin? Have you ever smelled a penguin?

    1. Sure, why not... I bet I could sell that sucker and buy a shit load of scratch-off's. Haha!!

  4. I completely understand ... I am a teacher and my son goes to the school I teach in and I am constantly being bitched at for what the school is asking for... a mmmm I am a parent too and I am getting the same thing!!!!
    I love your blog and I am following you now. I would love for you to follow along.

    1. I know it isn't the teacher starting these sales. I'm a new follower of your's now :)

  5. I hope you got the real penguin. That would lessen my hatred of the school fund-raiser if I knew a real penguin was a possibility. Not only lessen my hatred, but I'm certain I would make the school fund-raiser's equivalent of "President's Circle" for top sales. Who do I need to contact to make this happen?

    1. LMAO!!!! Love your sense of humor. When my booger eaters go take a nap, I will sit down and read your blog :)

  6. LMAO!!! Those darn fundraisers! I know we have to support the schools an what not but seriously, give some more time and try to give some quality. We get those ones with the waxy fake chocolates and cheap dollar store wrapping paper and are expected to sell like 100 items for a light up watch. And that's all the kids focus on, the light up watch. LOL!!! xoxo

  7. This shit goes from backpack to trash.

  8. Man I hate those dang things! I don't have rich relatives or neighbors that can shell out $8 for one roll of wrapping paper, or $22 for a 0.000007 ounce box of chocolate! And yeah, the kids go nuts for these stupid prizes that they play with for 5 minutes and forget about. Ugh.

  9. hahaha! That's too damn funny! Bright side, at least that penquin won't shit all over your living room.

    1. Hey Kim, Yah.. I'm not a fan of shit on my floor.. good I guess. But, I'm done with the fucking fundraisers! (Till next year)


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