November 02, 2008

IDIOCRACY WATCH

AWTM wrote a post last week about a parent at the school who asked if they're supposed to read to their kids every night.

Today I was at work and this lady wanted to buy foam letters. It sounded like she was buying them for her teacher husband to hang in his classroom. She couldn't find the right size. She wanted the big letters of the alphabet, but they were $1 each, and she said, "I don't want to get those; I'd have to spend like $27 or something."

For heaven's sake.

Posted by Sarah at November 2, 2008 06:21 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Maybe.... just MAYBE... she was including tax? Please, let that be it?

Posted by: Sis B at November 2, 2008 07:01 PM

Wow. Just wow. Math certainly wasn't someone's best subject nor was reading apparently.

Posted by: Guard Wife at November 2, 2008 07:04 PM

At least the parent can read ... or thinks she can read.

And at least it was the spouse of the teacher who wanted to buy 27 letters ... presumably including ?

Rationalize, relax ... and vOte.

Posted by: Amritas at November 2, 2008 07:48 PM

Maybe she also wanted an accent mark?

Or the tax, too. I hope.

How many state shapes did she ask for?

Posted by: airforcewife at November 2, 2008 08:59 PM

Wait until she comes into buy little foam states...

and she tells you she does not want to spend 48$

Posted by: AWTM at November 2, 2008 11:26 PM

Maybe she needed an extra letter or two so she could post the names of those 57 states Obama referred to.
Or we could cut her some slack and think maybe she was thinking she did need more that one of some of the letters.

Posted by: Ruth H at November 2, 2008 11:36 PM

She was right.
You are wrong.
Again.

Posted by: FredO at November 3, 2008 02:34 PM

omg, im totally blanking on how many letters there are!? total brain fart. I can blame it on being Danish, or blonde, or both, I guess.

Posted by: annika at November 4, 2008 01:16 AM