how to give a parent a heart attack
Natalie came home from school yesterday with a "very important notice" that I was going to be "very angry" about. Great. What now?
I take a look at the note.
Because the state is not giving us enough aid and because the budget was smaller than usual this year, we have to make some changes in order make do with what we have.
It then listed the changes - which were not proposed changes, but changes already put in place, the notice said.
-After school extra help would no longer be free. It would cost $22.50 per hour, even if the instructor was your own teacher
-The price of school lunches would rise by 25% beginning in January
-Each student would have to pay a $250 budget fee prior to each school year to make up for lack of supplies
-Computer time in the library would now cost $20 an hour to make up for technology costs that the state isn't paying.
I nearly had a heart attack. I was all set to run for the phone, outraged, when I looked at the signature.
Richard M. Nixon
Director of School Propaganda
The lesson in history class this week is about propaganda and how people react to it.
I told Natalie to tell her teacher I'm suing him for distress.