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It Sure Would Be Nice!

December 15th, 2009 at 03:02 pm

Just a little early morning whining, hopefully just a little. I had to write a check for school lunch money this AM. Now, I realize that this is a normal everything thing, why the fuss? Well, the fuss is because I didn't expect to write that check this week. Two years ago, our school district passed a millage to pay for building and technology upgrades, one of which was a computer/telephone system that could launch the shuttle into space. You get computer generated calls, texts and emails about every tiny detail of school life. Absences, late starts, school delays and closings, cancelled practices, school board meetings, every athletic and scholastic event you could think of, low grades, missed assignments, and....lunch account balances! In fact, they made a big stink last year by refusing to serve lunch to some ELEMENTARY students who didn't have enough money in the account to cover their lunch that day. (not one of the superintendents finer moments!) So, you are supposed to get a notification when there is less that $15 dollars in the account, and every day after that, until you put more money in. So, DD#3 says this morning, don't forget to write a check for lunch money, and I say, well I didn't get a call yet, how much money is left in the account. About a dollar. WHAT? No call, No email, no text! I wrote the check, and then called the school! Well, says the lunch lady, sometimes the system misses a student here and there. Did we(the taxpayers) not spend like way too much for this phone thing, and it doesn't always work? Wouldn't it be nice if things and people would just do the things that they are supposed to, when they're supposed to, and I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore! I could cross off my list, all of the things that are supposed to be someone/something elses problem, no double checking, no return reciept, no fuss no muss! It's like a giant info-mercial, you know it sounds too good to be true, but you order anyway, just to prove yourself wrong, and whammo, the mole has whacked you again! AHHHH....I feel better now.

1 Responses to “It Sure Would Be Nice!”

  1. CouponAddict Says:

    Yeah I am lucky, at DS school right now for the grade he is in breakfast cost $1 and lunch $1.50. I look at the calender and figure out when he will be eatting hot and when I will be sending him with cold then add about $5 for cushion incase something comes up where he HAS to eat breakfast so I can get to work early or I forget to pack his cold lunch.

    I write one check for the month; and so far it has been working great. Of course after the first month I had to tell him NO NO NO ala chart for breakfast anymore as the extra juice and toast was messing up my math.

    Good luck, maybe ask the kiddo to tell you when she is at a certain point.

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