Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Suddenly Sorry

The principal totally tried to brush off my letter by acting like she was sorry I disagreed with their policies. She left a message indicating this on my machine, going on and on about how all they cared about was the safety of the children.

Let's remember (and I'd share the email with you, but it's on my other computer, which is currently not working at all, adding to the glory that is my day, oh and yes, HELL YES, little kid needs full time daycare, hell to the yes-oh-yes-oh-yes) that it's NOT the policy I have a problem with, it was the solution to the problem.

Is their policy to let kindergartners wander around the hallways lost and alone on the 2nd day? I bet not.

She totally ignored the attitude issues and the refusal to get an escort and frankly, didn't seem that apologetic at all.

So now she has to deal with Mr. Ashley.

I can tell she doesn't want to deal with Mr. Ashley because although he's left her several messages with his name and phone number and instructions to call him, she has called here and left another message for me saying she was following up and wanted to make sure all had been okay since then.

Oh, sorry lady. You did it to yourself and now you have to talk to Mr. Ashley, and he's very nice but can also be scary, especially when it comes to asshattery around his children and making his wife cry.

Sucks to be you, sorry would've been so much easier.

Update: Now she's emailed me. She's "reviewed and investigated" the situation and is so appreciative I've made her aware of it.

In that case, she should be even more appreciative to do further review and investigation with Mr. Ashley.


Maddness of Me said...

These bitches need to be put in their place.

TD said...

umm yeah so I just laughed out loud in my office. Why does your blog seem to do that to me? I just find it hilarious that she is now following up and leaving you ANOTHER message instead of calling Mr. Ashley back. Hilarious. PLEASE keep us updated as to when he talks to her!

jenn said...

Hee-hee! LOVE it.

BTW "Reviewed and investigated the situation" is code for "finally read your entire letter instead of the first sentence and signature."

Melodie said...

She may have (but probably didn't) "reviewed and investigated the situation," but she didn't mention anything about setting anyone straight, did she? All she said was that she was aware of the situation now.

That's like telling a parent that their child is hungry and needs to be fed, and having them say that they are now aware of the fact that their child is hungry, but still not feeding their kid.

So dumb.

Former Fat Chick said...

I never cry in from of Mr. Former Fat Girl...one time I did and the perpetrator was in inches of his life and serious bodily harm...i ouwld like my MR not to go to jail!

Joy said...

I am scared of Mr.Ashley and she should be too.

Anonymous said...

I'm proud to say that my school principal got to talk to the superintendent AND a member of the school board today due to my complaints about their procedures.

Of course, now my kids are probably screwed.

Multislacking Mama said...

Asshattery is a great word.


Ami said...

Go, Mr. Ashley! I agree with the previous commenter - she never mentioned fixing the problem. I can't wait to hear about the meeting with Mr. Ashley.

merrick said...

dont you often feel as if the powers to be at the school think that they are dealing with parents who are of the same educational level as their children? That bugs me .. like we arent smart enough to know that investigating the incident means that they talked about it in the teachers lounge and prolly had a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Don't fu** with the Ashleys!! Can't wait to hear more on this.

Becky said...

Oh, Ashley, I am so sorry that your school year started this way!! I am fortunate to teach at a school that is wonderfully supportive of kids and families. It is not at all OK to handle mornings on the first few days of school in the manner that they did. It is not OK to expect a 5-year-old to find his way through a big school to his own classroom and his teacher that he JUST MET!!! Policies are necessary to run the school safely and efficiently, but it doesn't take any extra effort on anyone's part to be at least kind and sympathetic to your questions, concerns, and frustrations. If the situation does not get resolved to your satisfaction, make sure you take it up the chain of command to the superintendent and school board members, if necessary. That's why they get paid the big bucks! And then, when it's all over and done with, be as involved as you can with PTA, school events, etc. so they can see what an asset you can be, and they will realize what an awesome parent they almost ran off.

Keep us posted!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Rock on Mr. Ashley! Show that BEEATCH who's boss!

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah for sticking up for your kids!