Monday, January 31, 2011

Stuff I didn't expect to have to explain

1. When applying for credit, you cannot list expected revenue from plasma donations as income.

2. Though you can't be arrested for skipping class, the penalties really can add up to failure to graduate.

3. All high schools frown on announcing in English that you plan on stabbing the vice-principal in the eye.

4. Threatening the vice-principal is a unhelpful response to a notice that you have a disciplinary referral for not going to detention for cutting class.

...somehow I expect I will be adding to this post.

Let's play, why don't you add your pearls of wisdom in the comments?

Inquiring minds want to know.


  1. Let's see, I once had to explain to my eldest son that in a post 9-11 world it would not be viewed as sarcastic humor to say "yeah like I really have a bomb in my shoes" when asked to take off footwear at the airport.

  2. Anonymous12:14 PM

    When told to dress professionally, it is appropriate to button your shirt all the way.

  3. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Not in childrearing, but working in the schools:
    "We do not clean the playground equipment with our tongue."

  4. "You are unlikely to get a job if you go to hand out resumes wearing shorts hanging loose with your butt-crack clearly visible and a very dirty, old, stinky, stained t-shirt and haven't showered or brushed your teeth or hair that day."

  5. "Going to school high does not actually enhance your performance on your algebra final."

  6. De-lurking here. Would have delurked ages ago, but I mostly lurk at work, where websense and all sorts of other computer non-sense prevent me from posting comments. I'm a receptionist and have very little to do in between answering calls and asking people to have a seat. Your blog fills in those gaps nicely.

    I started at the beginning and am far from caught up, but am enjoying everything that I have read. You have a knack at the written word. I was once-upon-a-time a fostering kid that had no idea what was going on. Then fostering ended as suddenly as it began, and I never got any answers. I feel like I've gotten quite a few from your lovely blog, though. Thanks.

  7. you can not bite______ because he cut in line in front of you at lunch. oh and if you are well enough to play video games you are well enough to go to school.

  8. All of the above mentioned comments seem to hit the nail on the head.

  9. No, its not "utterly ridiculous" that all three colleges you applied to, and the US Military have shown you no interest considering you didn't always go to class, dropped classes three semesters in a row, failed classes, wore grungy clothes to the interviews and rolled your eyes when the recruiters tried to explain the processes to you.

    Really? You want me to be surprised that your bf/gf dumped you after 3 months of you cheating on him/her with his/her friend? Seriously?

    Wow, eating ice cream twice a day for the past two months really leads to weight gain and zits? Will wonders ever cease....

    No, your teachers don't really care if you pass. If you don't turn it in, don't expect a grade much less a passing one.

    Cussing out the Calculus teacher in Spanish while he is talking to the Spanish teacher whose name is Mrs. Hernandez really shouldn't leave you shocked about getting suspended....

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