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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Schools and Parents

This is hilarious...

This is the message that apparently a Secondary School staff in the Midlands voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine.

This is the actual answering machine message for the school. It came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and Parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are now being threatened with legal action by some parents who want their children's failing marks changed to passing marks - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the term and did not complete enough schoolwork to pass their various key stages.

The outgoing message:Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of ****** School. In order to assist you in connecting to the right member of staff, please listen to all the options before making a selection:

* To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1

* To make excuses for why your child did not do his/her work- Press 2

* To complain about what we do - Press 3

* To swear at staff members - Press 4

* To ask why you didn't get information that was already enclosedin your Newsletter and several other letters posted to you - Press 5

* If you want us to bring up your child - Press 6

* If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7

* To request another teacher, for the third time this year -Press 8

* To complain about bus transport - Press 9

* To complain about school lunches - Press 0

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behaviour, class work, homework and that it's not the teachers' fault for your child's lack of effort: Hang up and have a really wonderful day! If you want this in other languages, you must be in the wrong country. This is England.

21 comments:

J@n!ce said...

Its so funny, thanks for sharing this joke. I hope to Press #7.... hehe ;p

Janice Ng

Sugar Queens Dream said...

That was so funny! and really sorta true LOL!
Peace!

Mariuca said...

LOL! That was funny GK! Guess I don't have to worry about it just yet though! Hope ur having a great day! :):):)

Mariuca

Adrian said...

Janice! My first commenter again! YAY You should get an award for that :) Really nice huh...can't imagine schools here doing that! LOL

Adrian said...

SQD! Welcome! Yeah it is so true...paents do tend to take teacher for granted...wait till my kid is the school going age LOL

Adrian said...

Marzie! yup me too...and I having abusy day...but it's been nice! thanks...Hope your day is nice too! :)

Mariuca said...

Hola GK! Just another busy day for me too actually! I've updated my MFC list! Several more new ppl for us to visit :):):)

Genie Princess

Adrian said...

GP! Nice to see the list grow with all our new MFC riders! Yeah more folks for us to visit too! :)

J@n!ce said...

Adrian, it would be cool to start off an award for recognizing first commenter. That's a brilliant idea :):)

Adrian said...

Janice! That would mean you'd get most of the awards because you're always the first! :):):) hehehe

Jean Chia said...

LOL! that was funny!! i hope i dont behave like parents nowadays being over too protective. :)

Adrian said...

JEAN!!! Don't we all wish we don't behave like that...but I'm sure somehow or other we will LOL
I never wanted to be the overprotective parent but now I think I am! Kids are so precious! :)

Barrett Laurie said...

Adrian- That is hilarious! Wouldn't it be great if a school actually did have that as their standard recording! LOL! Great post! I hope this finds you and yours well!

Adrian said...

BARRETT! Howdy pal! Yeah it sure is mighty funny! I think it was done in a real school and thats why the school and teachers are being threatened with legal action! Poor guys! :(

Lisa said...

Hahahaha. That's hysterical! I love it. I used to teach kindergarten. I'd do that in a heartbeat if I could.

Adrian said...

Welcome Lisa! You used to teach so you can realte to this huh? LOL I guess parents do take teachers for granted!
I checked your blog and love the cartoons! :)

La Chanson de Phoenix said...

hahahaah! I wish my daughter's school did that. Instead, they have their phone number 'unlisted' and only printed on the newsletters that come home!

Adrian said...

Sue! Can you imagine if all schools did that...parents would have to take responsibility of their kids LOL
Your daughters school seem to have done the opposite and "hidden" themselves hehehe...pretty clever too! LOL

Diamondssaphire said...

that is to funny!! My son's schol has caller ID and when I call and ask for the same room all the time they politely as possible tell me to call another number and dial the extension. is it really that hard to transfer a call?

Adrian said...

DS! Looks like you've been blacklisted LOL But it's really so easy to transfer a call and they should! :) Talk about customer service...but I guess that doesn't apply to them! :)
Genie King

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