Monday, October 17, 2011

Whuck of the Day: Some Things Just Shouldn't Be Said

I don't really need to pee anymore...
 We got this from one of our "devoted readers" -- and yes, that is *exactly* how she asked us to describe her. Devoted Reader, we use those quotes a lot too, mostly around words like "totally sane" and "not drunk."

Anyway, "Devoted Reader" was at her kiddos school and found this lovely, little Whuck posted in the bathroom. All we could think when we read this was that this had to have been the fastest PTA Fundraiser in the history of EVER. Why? Can you imagine that meeting?

PTA President: So, parents! This year, we think our fundraiser should go to purchasing soap and toilet paper for the teacher's bathrooms. We think--
Parent: [stands up and interrupts] Wait. What? Ummm, there's no toilet paper or soap? What do they use when--you know what, no. Don't answer that. Here. Here's my check.

And then ALL the other parents follow suit. And then the PTA president smiled. And then they wrote this note and taped it to the bathroom walls...



Ummm, thank you. Thank you for the toilet paper.

(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2011

28 comments:

  1. Wow! Just wow. I'd rather bring my own tp than read bad poetry.

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  2. Especially nice how, in the midst of saying how grateful they are for all the teachers do, they ever so nicely imply that the teachers may not be washing their hands after wiping. Any thank you note that includes the words "tushy" and "derriere" should be banned. Good Maude.

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  3. Must work in a school around here. At one of the local districts they have to provide all their own copy paper....even if it is to make worksheets or test for the kids.

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  4. Sigh. I taught kindergarten before I had kids and I had to buy a TON of things for my classroom with my own money (like hand soap, sanitizer, tissues, classroom decorations, etc). But it was ok because I was a teacher, so I was totally rich. Yeah.

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  5. ummmmmmm..... yeeeaaaahhhh.

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  6. When I was a Special Ed Teacher (pre-children...I don't know HOW teacher Moms do it! I used to spend almost as much of my own time working as I did being paid to work)...anyway, when I was teaching, we had a pretty good PTA and they would do all sorts of fun stuff to show their appreciation (the best was having the kids write thank you notes to their teachers, I still have mine and will keep them forever). Stocking the teacher's bathrooms with, ahem, *high end* toilet paper would have been GREAT!

    ~Cat

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  7. wow, budget cuts must be getting really bad that they have to have the PTA get them their TP. Thank you though, cause you are touching my kids after the bathroom and I appreciate a clean and fresh teacher. xoxox

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  8. OMG! I seriously hope that wasn't from my school system. Now I'm wondering if TP and soap will be on the school supply list for the next school year!

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  9. That's disgusting. So now we can't take for granted a professional environment where tp, paper towels, and soap are provided and not treated as gifts or privileges??? JC on a popsicle stick, is this soviet russia?

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  10. First thing I noticed about the sign...It's spelled "freshener" not "freshner" Just sayin'

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  11. Oh what I wouldn't give for my school to even HAVE a PTA, let alone provide us with nice TP!

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  12. That's awesome! At my last client's office, they announced that they'd no longer be able to supply kleenex or plastic cutlery... I guess we should have been more grateful that we were not asked to pack our own TP!

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  13. I bet those teachers hate the PTA. I'm just saying.

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  14. No,this is the United Corporate States of America. In soviet Russia, there would have been TP and soap, it would have sucked, but it would have been provided. Here we give tax cuts to the rich and take from the school system to pay for it.

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  15. Yeah. My husband always asks... why do you drink coffee the mornings you stay home and not the days you teach? Seems backward. Yes, well, coffee = peeing and teaching = no time for peeing. So I hope office professionals also appreciate their freedom to pee when they wish. When teachers finally do get to use the bathroom, they really do deserve a decent atmosphere and free TP. I like it when people donate hand lotion too. That makes me day.

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  16. What's even awesomer is the spelling error. FreshEner.

    And yes, budget cuts ARE that bad. But let's keep voting to cut school budgets because that makes sense.

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  17. I suspect the PTA was not providing "TP, soap, freshener", but rather, something a bit nicer than what the school district provides (umm, that would be sandpaper, super strength medicinal smelling fake dial hand soap, and if you're lucky, that lovely urinal smelling room spray). Sounds like they provided Charmin/Contonelle, a little Bath and Body Works or if budget was tight, some decent smelling Method hand soap/lotion, matching room spray, and so on. And as a former preschool teacher, where one week the purchaser bought what another teacher called "John Wayne TP" (you know, rather ROUGH!), I bet the teachers DID appreciate a nice smelling upscale visit to the restroom. All they needed was Mouthwash in a carafe, and they would be up there with the High end corporate offices of the US. Forgive the PTA for the tacky poem, but appreciate the thought.

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  18. "Devoted Reader" when you are fixing up appreciation bags and baskets this year, could ya would ya put some charmin to go, anti bac, and some o.b.'s in there some where for me - thanks!


    this leaves such a bad taste in my mouth, ughhh
    we already buy crayons, papa johns, and things for less fortunate kids...teachers, BYOTP :)

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  19. This makes me want to run out and buy the good tp for my favorite teachers. It's the least I can do!

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  20. Where EXACTLY are the tax dollars being spent? Because I think t.p. and soap should be a priority.

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  21. As a teacher, I totally appreciate whatever parents are willing to do to help us out. Staffing the lunchroom so I can eat in peace with adults instead of opening ketchup/wiping up spills/handing out napkins would make my day a million times better.

    But I'll take what I can get... if it's 2-ply TP then so be it.

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  22. Are there no boundaries anymore? I taught for 12 years before I had kids of my own, and I find this just WEIRD. I can think of more ways to honor teachers than giving them toilet paper and air freshener for the bathroom. "Thanks for teaching my child, the most precious part of my life. Now wipe your A$$ and spray away that nasty stink. You are much appreciated." Epic FAIL!

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  23. "To our PTA...to show our appreciation for you, here is a gift basket filled with Tampax and Summer's Eve because everyday should be a fresh feeling day. Thank you for all you do. The Teachers."

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  24. Ooooooh haaaayle, noooooo!!!! That school district needs to be put in blast in the worst way. Budget cuts, increased class sizes, eliminating the resources (gym, art, and music) and now the teachers must lose all sense of self-dignity by air drying down there! Save education people, PLEASE!!!!!!

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  25. Bahaha...I love this! I am a public school teacher and a friend of mine just emailed this blog to me after I complained to her that the toilet paper was so horrible, they might as well put an old stack of newspapers in there for us to use. I would LOVE it if our PTA gave us these things!!

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  26. JC on a popsicle stick just about killed me.

    I'm just sayin'.

    Thank you!

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