Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hilarious school answering machine message

I got this from my online friend's blog. You can visit her blog at

California staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine This is the actual answering machine message for the school. This 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 being sued by parents who want their children’s failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough schoolwork to pass their classes. The outgoing message:

“Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, 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 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 enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5

If you want us to raise 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 transportation - 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 behavior, class work, homework and that it’s not the teachers’ fault for your child’s lack of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!

If you want this in Spanish, you must be in the wrong country.”


Mary Kay Liquidator & Consigner said...

Oh my gosh that is hysterical!

Mercedes said...


Isn't this just hilarious?

pppj said...

Ok, will see if I can do this now. I understand your love of home schooling as a friend of mine just started it with her four this year. She loves it. She also has very bright kids and she is dynamite. Anyway, I am now off-topic. I think a lot of parents are way involved in their kids social, academic, and activities. It wasn't like that when we were kids. I never felt badly my mom wasn't the brownie mom. It's just a different set of expectations now.

Anyway, now that I can comment I look forward to reading more.

Judi said...

Oh, that is just too funny.

Curious, along with Missy the Cat said...

I'm about to fall out of my chair laughing! Thanks for sharing...

BTW, you've just been tagged! Come by and visit my blog too, 'K?

Curious, along with Missy the Cat said...

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