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2017-08-11 08:50:57 PM  
Clerical error my ass. I remember reading Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and thinking to myself how could a system become so enamored of wealth that it blinded them to the seething, wretched masses, the masses who will eventually trophy their heads upon a pike? I was such a naive young reader. I bored those poor books to death.

That PTA needs a public spanking. If I had a kid in their arena, I would have them wishing they were baristas by the end of the agenda.
 
TWX
2017-08-11 08:55:53 PM  
I tried to do publicity for the first time for a local science fiction convention many years ago. The various committee and staff simply wouldn't give me info on what they were planning in order to publicize it, so I started making shiat up and sending rough-drafts out to the rest of the committee to essentially embarrass them into getting their info to me. Unfortunately it didn't work, and after I got fed-up and walked away some of that fake filler accidentally got used because the person that took over publicity didn't realize it was fake.

Among the fake stuff, since they hadn't told me who was performing during the costume masquerade intermission I wrote that special guest Jimi Hendrix was going to perform by Ouija Board. Unfortunately that one they didn't publish.
 
2017-08-11 09:37:27 PM  
Tell them they either swallow this indignity with silent acceptance or next year's school taxes are going up to make up the difference in potential lost income.

It seems everyone loves to think of the children...until its time to pay for the their educational environment.
 
2017-08-11 09:45:04 PM  
The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on
 
2017-08-11 09:49:08 PM  
'Murica!
 
2017-08-11 10:07:01 PM  
"The PTSA said the form was accidentally put in the orientation packets and that it will not be there in the future. "

That sounds like a very lame non-apology.   If you noticed, nobody admitted at all that this isn't a "policy", just that apparently the form about it wasn't supposed to go out to "everybody"... just to the people who they knew COULD pay to get their kids to the front of the line, I am guessing.
 
2017-08-11 11:30:54 PM  
Rich kids eaten first?
 
2017-08-11 11:30:56 PM  

dletter: "The PTSA said the form was accidentally put in the orientation packets and that it will not be there in the future. "

That sounds like a very lame non-apology.   If you noticed, nobody admitted at all that this isn't a "policy", just that apparently the form about it wasn't supposed to go out to "everybody"... just to the people who they knew COULD pay to get their kids to the front of the line, I am guessing.


We were not doing it anyway.  And we are definitely not doing it now that you found out.  By the way...when are you going away?
 
2017-08-11 11:31:38 PM  
The Parent-Teacher-Student Association is taking the blame. They said it was a clerical error.

No they aren't. They're blaming a clerical error. At least they didn't try 'we were hacked!'
 
2017-08-11 11:31:39 PM  

poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on


The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.
 
2017-08-11 11:33:40 PM  

TorpedoOrca: The Parent-Teacher-Student Association is taking the blame. They said it was a clerical error.

No they aren't. They're blaming a clerical error. At least they didn't try 'we were hacked!'


Was it a Catholic school?
 
2017-08-11 11:35:49 PM  
So the rich kids get the fresh fruit then go on to hard drugs and die.
 
2017-08-11 11:35:50 PM  

poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on


Too many people these days have a distant memory of egalitarianism, it's why the rich don't have their heads on pikes already.
 
2017-08-11 11:36:30 PM  
That seems really stupid. How long could the line even be?
It's not like they're waiting an hour to get lunch.
 
2017-08-11 11:38:38 PM  
Bullies always win, and good people always suffer. That's just how life has always been and always will be. See history for endless examples.
 
2017-08-11 11:39:01 PM  

phrawgh: poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on

The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.


Children are not getting any lessons if 20% of the HS grads are functionally illiterate.  It doesn't matter what we try and teach them, they can't farking read.

http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read​/

We should just give in, save money, and put the little idiots in a day care situation until they are 18.  Allow those who test out to go to school.
 
2017-08-11 11:42:03 PM  
So it was a mistake to put the form in all of the packets,
 
2017-08-11 11:43:31 PM  
"Your mother and I are rich.  You have nothing." -- Dr. Cliff Huxtable
 
2017-08-11 11:45:55 PM  

phrawgh: poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on

The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.


Whereas the Democrat version would put poor kids first and make the rich kid pay for them.
 
2017-08-11 11:49:24 PM  

Shryke: phrawgh: poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on

The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.

Whereas the Democrat version would put poor kids first and make the rich kid pay for them.


What is it like trolling on a web site for 8 years of your life? I'd imagine it's rather soul crushing overall for the momentary thrill you get. What a pitiful fate.
 
2017-08-11 11:50:11 PM  
Not "rich kids", but kids who pay to skip the line. I doubt they'll turn paying poor children away.

Subby sounds Communist.
 
2017-08-11 11:52:31 PM  

Shryke: phrawgh: poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on

The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.

Whereas the Democrat version would put poor kids first and make write a stern letter suggesting the rich kid pay for them.


FTFY.
 
2017-08-11 11:52:47 PM  
So like Disneyland rides?
 
2017-08-11 11:53:46 PM  

wxboy: Rich kids eaten first?


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2017-08-11 11:56:21 PM  
The sidebar article about the python eating the porcupine was more riveting.

/ and probably tastier than those school lunches...
 
2017-08-11 11:56:55 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: We should just give in, save money, and put the little idiots in a day care situation until they are 18.  Allow those who test out to go to school.


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2017-08-11 11:57:37 PM  

Shryke: phrawgh: poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on

The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.

Whereas the Democrat version would put poor kids first and make the rich kid pay for them.


That's exactly the kind of intelligent response I'd expect from someone who thinks "Democrat" is an adjective.
 
2017-08-11 11:57:56 PM  
My guess is that the kids who paid more probably grabbed food, quickly showed it to a cashier who stamped a card or swiped a card and they were on their way.

Transaction maybe takes a few seconds.

I say, let them do it, if rich people want to pay more for a couple of extra minutes then fine.  Where does the extra money they paid go? Is the real question to be outraged at.

If my poor kid is inconvenienced for a few seconds so that Richie rich gets his food first and that money helps to pay for lunches of kids who don't have money for lunch I'm ok with that; but, if that money goes back into the pockets of someone else at the social cost of the people put out by this then is the time to be offended.
 
2017-08-11 11:58:58 PM  

poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on


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2017-08-11 11:59:15 PM  
Just like the special 1st class security line at the airport. They get their own TSA agents (paid with our tax dollars) and the rest of have to wait longer.

But they paid more, so heaven forbid if they aren't coddled and pampered at the expense of the rest of us.
 
2017-08-12 12:04:02 AM  
"

jaytkay: Just like the special 1st class security line at the airport. They get their own TSA agents (paid with our tax dollars) and the rest of have to wait longer.

But they paid more, so heaven forbid if they aren't coddled and pampered at the expense of the rest of us.


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"

lol
So many lies in such a small amount of space.
welcome to reality
 
2017-08-12 12:04:25 AM  
The key to all of this is to marry an ugly rich person and you to can be rich like this girl from an ugly millionaire dating site:

"Sexy young slut Anne seeks ugly rich husband for fun, romance & marriage Give her a little love and you can have everything she owns - her body."
 
2017-08-12 12:04:30 AM  
Because there is never gonna be enough space. So Eat the Meek. Savor the taste.
 
2017-08-12 12:04:58 AM  
The PTSA said the form was accidentally put in the orientation packets and that it will not be there in the future.

Really?  Do you think people are that stupid?  The form couldn't have been put in the packets if it didn't exist.  If it wasn't supposed to go in the packets, the form wouldn't exist.  Because there would be no reason to create a form that isn't going to be distributed.

Just sack up and own your policy.  What's wrong with having an express lane?  Paying for faster or superior service is pretty standard in life.
 
2017-08-12 12:05:02 AM  

August11: Clerical error my ass. I remember reading Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and thinking to myself how could a system become so enamored of wealth that it blinded them to the seething, wretched masses, the masses who will eventually trophy their heads upon a pike? I was such a naive young reader. I bored those poor books to death.

That PTA needs a public spanking. If I had a kid in their arena, I would have them wishing they were baristas by the end of the agenda.


To be fair - it mighty have been some unauthorized asshole's idea of a joke - but a "clerical error" it was not.
 
2017-08-12 12:09:23 AM  

jtown: The PTSA said the form was accidentally put in the orientation packets and that it will not be there in the future.

Really?  Do you think people are that stupid?  The form couldn't have been put in the packets if it didn't exist.  If it wasn't supposed to go in the packets, the form wouldn't exist.  Because there would be no reason to create a form that isn't going to be distributed.

Just sack up and own your policy.  What's wrong with having an express lane?  Paying for faster or superior service is pretty standard in life.


Lately, Scrodinger's Douchebaggery seems to be the order of the day.
 
2017-08-12 12:12:44 AM  

mr lawson: AmbassadorBooze: We should just give in, save money, and put the little idiots in a day care situation until they are 18.  Allow those who test out to go to school.

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Only if you think reading ability is based on race.  Also, I don't see race, or age, or handedness, or species, or height, or weight, or gender, or geomagnetic preference, or sex, or political affiliation, or religion, or sentience, or water content, or viscosity, or IQ, or country of origin, or country of residence, or country of last visitance, or baryonic value, or dark matter, or rationality, or living or dead status.
 
2017-08-12 12:13:53 AM  

mr lawson: "jaytkay: Just like the special 1st class security line at the airport. They get their own TSA agents (paid with our tax dollars) and the rest of have to wait longer.

But they paid more, so heaven forbid if they aren't coddled and pampered at the expense of the rest of us.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"

lol
So many lies in such a small amount of space.
welcome to reality


Don't read about the creation of the colonies pre 1776 it will make your eyes bleed with rage.

The wealthy whites were very naked in their ambitions and how poor people and black people and Indians were nothing but slaves or tools to be used and then thrown away.  Hell I think it was Carolina that almost revolted because they felt their economic prosperity was being taken from them because they initially weren't allowed to use slaves.

That overall colonial mentality didn't suddenly go away in 1776 and nor was it limited only to the south.  The northern religious just didn't do it as much because their desire for wealth wasn't as great as those in the south so they didn't need that much slave labor
 
2017-08-12 12:14:40 AM  
We sincerely apologize for the regrettable grammatical error that implied rich kids should eat first.  The intent of the letter was to indicate that poor kids should eat last.  Please accept this humble apology.
 
2017-08-12 12:14:53 AM  
I'm starting to think this is a good thing.  Time to just let the neofeudalists have everything they want.  Just admit we're a society of serfs and lords and see how long it takes before the idiot masses that voted away their own voting rights revolt.
 
2017-08-12 12:16:53 AM  

jtown: Really?  Do you think people are that stupid?  The form couldn't have been put in the packets if it didn't exist.  If it wasn't supposed to go in the packets, the form wouldn't exist.  Because there would be no reason to create a form that isn't going to be distributed.

Just sack up and own your policy.  What's wrong with having an express lane?  Paying for faster or superior service is pretty standard in life.


Maybe this was a wild, feral form that followed the PTA director home one day and decided to sneak into the pile of domesticated forms destined for the photocopier.
 
2017-08-12 12:18:03 AM  
I have two kids in the same school district. I just went to meet the teacher night today and filled out all the paperwork. There was nothing like this in there and that was a really stupid article.
 
2017-08-12 12:18:52 AM  
Maybe like what was proposed for the corporations, we should let the parents pay whatever they think is good instead of having any draconian government impose a pricing system.  Right?  Right?

The money will start trickling in.
 
2017-08-12 12:18:53 AM  

TheBigJerk: I'm starting to think this is a good thing.  Time to just let the neofeudalists have everything they want.  Just admit we're a society of serfs and lords and see how long it takes before the idiot masses that voted away their own voting rights revolt.


Have the people responsible for the error been sacked?
 
2017-08-12 12:18:59 AM  
Wait, I was wrong.  The correct answer is to allow the rich kids to eat the poor kids.  Glad I fixed this before it got out of hand.
 
2017-08-12 12:19:01 AM  
But there is no class war. Not at all.
 
2017-08-12 12:19:44 AM  
This lunch line policy is a valuable life lesson for kids, and something that adults experience when boarding a plane. Coughing up for first class, no matter the venue, gets you special treatment (early seating in the case of air travel).

Although I've never seen the advantage to being the first seated on a plane. Quite the contrary.

It seems like first class passengers would be better served being seated last. That way they wouldn't have to sit through the column of the lower middle class marching by for that dreadful half hour, and they wouldn't have to concern themselves with any incidental eye contact or nods of acknowledgement.

Last on and first off, with zero interaction with the serfs. That's first class travel.
 
2017-08-12 12:24:02 AM  

Ringshadow: But there is no class war. Not at all.


"Economic freedom is when I stomp on your head. Class warfare is when you try to push away my foot."
 
2017-08-12 12:24:45 AM  

Shryke: phrawgh: poorjon: The rich also get better lawyers and lobbyists, so I feel like schools are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them this lesson early on

The children are getting a valuable lesson in GOP/libertarianism.

Whereas the Democrat  Democratic version would put poor kids first and make the rich kid pay for them.


FIFY.

/ pet peeve.
 
2017-08-12 12:26:05 AM  
Letter was only supposed to go to rich parents.
 
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