Is anyone else really put off when they are attacked by an army of eight year olds in front of the grocery store trying to sell something for their school?Â We were just talking about this yesterday after our weekly trip to the store.Â Yesterday’s group of kids wasn’t even selling anything, they were just taking donations.
I despise this practice for so many reasons it actually warrants its own post, or several posts.Â I have no doubt in my mind that public schools need more money.Â After all, what gov’ment run project doesn’t?Â How can our schools maintain their mediocre performance without more money?Â Financing sports programs alone is insanely expensive,Â yet essential to providing an average education, right?
It gets better.Â Our doorbell rang at 8:00 last night–a little girl selling overpriced stuff I don’t needÂ for her school.Â Well, a little of the money was for her school.Â The rest was no doubt going to line the pockets of some guys in an MLM program.Â Of course the little girl was super motivated by the plastic paddle game, or sticker book, or whatever it was she would get for being the top
beggar salesperson in her class.
Or maybe not.Â I told her if she wanted to come back the next day and ask the Missus, she may want to buy something.Â No dice.Â “This has to be turned in tomorrow.”
I at least admire her procrastination.Â It reminds me of my elementary school days when I waited until the last minute to sell some insanely expensive junk to people.