Thursday, June 3, 2010

Selling for school

Why can the school not provide enough money for our kiddos to experience things fun activites without it costing us an arm and a leg? My GS sold a product to help with a graduation bash for after graduation at his school. He picked up his product bag and when he got home he discovered that he had not gotten all he the things he had sold. We have been trying to reach the sponsor for 2 1/2 months about this fact. I gave my phone number to the school office and requested that the teacher contact me about this problem. No word, nada, nothing. Common courtesy would suggest that at least I deserved a phone call to discuss the problem. This has been an ongoing mess since the middle of March.

Well yesterday I had to see the assistant principle who works with seniors. He took my name and phone number and I thought just another run around. He promised to check out the problem and see how it should be handled. I told him that it should be either the 4 gift certificates or my 24 dollars. That was the only solution I would accept.

Was I upset? You betcha, I was upset. I don't generally make a ruckus unless I feel like I am right about a problem. Well, about 2:30 0r 3 I got a phone call form the AP and will be receiving a check in the mail for the 24 dollars. Why did I pursue this for such a small amount? It is not easy to live on a fixed income these days. Why did I have to get really mad for them to take care of this problem? I guess they thought I would just go away and let that money be a donation to the seniors. Please teachers extend us the courtesy of at least a call back to address a problem. Don't let it carry on for 10 weeks. Don't talk to the kid who sold a product. I was the complaintent not my GS.

Thank you AP for taking care of this for me. The teacher should have called.

1 comment:

Mrs. Claus said...

I do not understand what you ordered that he sold, but I'm glad the AP called and straightened it out for you.