There are times I hate being right…See my prior post
Remember how I posted the other day about my kids’ jog-a-thon? How this year we were opting out– not participating because I refuse to ask people for money as everything is now “over-the-top” with fundraisers…and typically just give $50.00 for each child myself and be done with it? However, this year, we don’t have the extra cash- so we took a family development day.
Remember how I said the school requested the “pledge envelopes,” regardless if child was participating or not? They say this is so they can tally up the “pledges” received and help the students be accountable later for collecting the money after the laps are recorded. They need to account for all the students. Really, it’s also a way to “force” the parent to produce some pledges…well, I turned ours in with notes that we would not be participating this year and zeroed out all the totals. In my blog post, I mentioned that we will probably still receive the envelopes back after last Friday’s event.
Surely enough, damn it if my daughter didn’t bring this home today. My son said he was given his, as well, but left it at school. If I complain they are harassing us for $$, they will just say they didn’t see the note because they have over 35 students in the class and just stapled the notice and returned envelopes to the kids. However, the jog-a-thon coordinator tallied all those pledges before last Friday’s event, then recorded laps done by student, and then they forwarded back to the family to collect the pledges. Don’t tell me, this isn’t their last effort to make us feel badly and forward money we don’t have.
It just pisses me off the pressure you get now-a-days. They now have your kid ask you too, “Why momma? Why aren’t we donating? I’m supposed to bring back something in this envelope.”
Because we don’t have any money to pay our bills and buy groceries, sweetie.