Friday, September 22, 2006

It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp ... er, Mom

"At the first parent teacher conference, the P.T.A. handed out the survey, telling parents where they could be used as volunteers. It was the last option on the page that has some up in arms. A line that read, 'No, I do not want to get involved. I want my children to be thieves, drug addicts and prostitutes.'"

Lizard Eater: (gurgle ... choke ... wheeze)

Okay, I'm not surprised. You can see this attitude everyday, whether it's the PTA, or the "Doing a Good Thing Committee" at your workplace, or the "Name the Issue" committee at your church. Folks that get so blinded by what they're doing, who take martyrdom as their pay, that they completely lose any sense of perspective.

Yes, if you don't sign up to help pass out frozen cardboard cookie dough for the PTA, it is proof positive that you are a bad parent. You obviously do not care about your children, and frankly, they'd be better off in foster care. Perhaps even out on the street. At least those street kids have loyalty to each other.

Good grief, Charlie Brown.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I agree that if they were serious (they couldn't be, could they?) it would be shady. But I would like to think that such a line would be a joke making fun of themselves. Like irony. Or sarcasm. Or something like that.....
p.s. Very glad scan was clear....

Elizabeth said...

Oh, stupid me. I didn't read the article first and they WERE serious. What nuts.

Anne said...

People..sane people sat and looked at that before it was passed out and they all agreed that it was a good idea. That is scary.