Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Calm Down...It's Not That Serious

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I know most teachers don't get the respect they deserve. To all of those wonderful teachers my daughter has had over the years...THANK YOU...and this post is not for you. This post is for the lame teachers that call for dumbass reasons. Like the one that had my daughter call me at work because she left her folder in her locker. Seriously? You called me at work for that. Tell her to go get it. Take points off her daily participation grade.

Today, I received an email from her Cosmotology teacher asking me to call. She lost her clippers. I had to listen to her go on and on about how she gave a list of supplies at the beginning of the school year and clippers was on it, but my daughter never spoke up and said she needed any. She had the opportunity to order some clippers and didn't. Of course I had to state the obvious and tell her she probably had her clippers at the beginning of the school year. Maybe she took them to her father's to cut his hair and lost them. I kept trying to interrupt and ask, "What would you like me to do about the clippers?" Finally, I was told we could purchase some at Sally's Beauty Supply.

Was it really necessary to use so many of my minutes for that? Could she not have just asked me in the email to please purchase some clippers? Did it require this much drama?

I'm seriously considering notifying all of her teachers that I am happy to schedule a conference concerning her progress if warranted, but if they are asking for an urgent returned call there had better be something on fire or at least some blood.

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i just had to buy new ones last week myself...

Boobies said...

Hi Love...here to return your FMBT follow.

Can I just say I relate to idiotic teachers? (Reiterating that there are FABULOUS teachers and I give them much respect!)

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm a qualified teacher. Of course I was a fabulous one.

Karen @ Barefoot in Portland said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....I am following back!!! Have a great night!

Karen @ http://barefootinportland.blogspot.com

gayle said...

Wow!! I'm a TA....and don't have enough time to call when the kids are sick let alone for something like that. I totally agree with you!

Slamdunk said...

Yikes. This is when I feel good to be just changing diapers and such...

Jenners said...

Jeez really. This should be your daughter's problems ... not yours! That seems a bit odd to me.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

that's so odd! As you can probably assume, I'm not dealing with my children's teachers yet (or children) so I have no idea about this side of how teacher's operate. As far as I'm still concerned... they don't have social lives and potentially sleep under their desk (jokes, things I assumed when I was younger). In all honesty though, are these teachers younger? If so, it would shed some light on them doing this. My generation is obsessed with instant gratification on anything due to the mobile devices we now use all day, that would be interesting and frustrating if that becomes the norm for the parents because clearly, this is a waste of your time.

Tempo said...

I got hauled over the coals by my daughters teacher for correcting her mis-spelled words, it seems it stunts their creativity and anyway..they'll learn the correct spelling by just seeing the words look wrong.
My daughter is now 21 and I've never seen anyone that spells so badly...except all the other kids that were in her year.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Some people just lack common sense. Wow.

shrinkingthecamel.com said...

I guess depends on how old your daughter is, if she is old enough to take responsibility and deal with the consequences. Then it should be the student's issue, and less the parent (except for informing them).

Unless, of course, she was caught running with clippers. That would surely induce blood.

Unknown Mami said...

I was blessed to have many great teachers, which really makes the not great ones stand out.

ρομπερτ said...

How interesting to read. Having had difficult teachers as well, agree with you that the good ones are rare. Due to elections students won't have school on Friday and Monday as well, which in return leaves them with many, many days without proper education ...
A good and safe for you all Friday.

Ladyulia said...

hahaha
be patient,,,
look from the positive side
and btw life is drama, super Mom :D
cheers

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