Wednesday, May 30, 2007

EVIL school fundraising chocolates...

So, I'm slowly (or maybe not so slowly, but hey, who wants to admit that) working my way through $72 worth of mini Snickers, Mars, Milky Way, Starburst, and Maltesers... 18 small boxes worth... Dave is pitching in too, so I don't have to do all the work myself...

Of course, if we'd had our act together we could have told the school we did not wish to participate in the fundraising effort, and just "donate" (is it a donation when they DEMAND it from you?) $20... But while we were mumbling and grumbling about having to participate at all, we managed to miss the cut off for whimping out...

Of course, the school sends home these boxes with the oldest child, but as our oldest child was busy at home coughing up a lung or two, the responsibility for the massive carton of chocolate fundraising hell fell on Luey's small but surely capable shoulders. In Luey's reckoning, this means the chocolate belongs to him! He assures me his teacher told him he could HAVE one of the boxes of chocolate even though he cannot produce the $4 it is worth in fundraising money (I'm sure she chuckled wickedly to herself thinking how WE would have to shell out the $4 and then deal with the sugar high fall out)... Unfortunately, we had to disappoint Luey. So, I'm hoping he's given his teacher hell today for misleading him on that count...

4 comments:

Nic and Beren said...

Oh grrrrr !!

loz said...

haha I was always a sucker for those when my siblings brought them home

Juniper said...

Gosh, don't even get me started on the choccy fundraiser! We have just gotten some too about a week ago - i swear, the box is twice the size that DS got in kinder!

This annoys me to be honest, I am sick of fundraising, we seem to be doing something every week! Last week, there were three! Choccies, Boscastle pies, and a "Fundfoto" one, where they photograph every child, and then you are under "no obligation" to buy the portrait. I signed the form to say *no way* to the photos one (eg. no way to having her photographed *at all* despite the no obligation bit)- this shits me up the wall, and I swear, I am going to blog about it tomorrow LOL!

Luckily for me re: the choccies, my inlaws bought 1/2 the boxes. They (and nearly everyoen else) said that they normally bought the whole box themselves, returned the money to the school, and then went about the task of trying to sell them and reclaim the money. Well, I don't think so! My inlaws bought 6 boxes, we bought 2, and DS ate a box before he even got them home to us the first day (and had to pay for it - $4 from his $5 pocket money!!!). I am returning the rest of the box tomorrow...

Sif said...

Did your school give you the opportunity to get out of selling by donating money? See because they gave us that chance, we can't just refuse to sell...

Teenagers and the failing parent...