I have missed writing Dear Someone Letters the past couple of weeks. I just wasn't able to do so. But, today is different! And besides, I have things to say! Once you have made your way through mine, head on over to Short Mama's place to see who others are writing to.
Dear Waiter at O'Charleys,
Yes, I really wanted a Cuban Sandwich. It is what my taste buds were craving, not the hamburger that I had to order because your restaurant had removed my sandwich from the menu and you swore the stuff to make it was not in the kitchen. So when you came back to our table and found me in tears, I almost hope that you thought it was over not getting that sandwich! Of course that would just make me look like a complete idiot if it were truly the case. I didn't explain then, but the tears were because I had been informed of the death of one of 'my' kids at school. Also, I won't be able to come into your eating establishment until the
Cuban Sandwich has returned to your menu grief has lessened.
Thanks for understanding,
Don't Make Me Cry Again
If you want me to do my job, then let me do my job. If you want to change the rules for one child here and there, then don't lay it off on me. I am trying to follow what the law says, but evidently laws aren't really important to administrators. If the law (yes, it is a real law) says the child can't be in school, then they can't be in school. You should not have the authority to decide willy-nilly who has to follow the law and who doesn't. Your job should be to back me up as I try to enforce this law, since that is truly what it is....a law. But, if you don't want to do that, then please be aware that at any unannounced (at least it won't be me telling you when it is) moment, the state can come in and do an audit. If they find this school lacking, then they will write you out a bill for several thousand dollars per child who is non-compliant.
Thought you should know.....again,
Not My Fault
All of the Elementary staff are packing up their rooms so they can take it all to the newly built building three miles away. Well, all of them except for me. And why is it that I am refusing to pack anything? Because if you won't tell me that I have a job, then why should I move things that I may or may not be using next year? I will pack and move it all when you tell me that you have hired me back. So, maybe if you want it done before August 1st you should let me know this year before that date. And it may be a nice idea if you find me some space to actually place the items that I need to place.
Thanks for nothing,
Your School Nurse
When I opened up your letter to me yesterday afternoon, I nearly vomited. First off, why is it that you are just now looking at my 2008 income taxes? Shouldn't you have done that in, oh I don't know, 2008?! Secondly, there is absolutely no possible way that I owe you more than I made in 2008. For that matter, it is more than I made in 2009 and am scheduled to make in 2010! And thirdly, if Crazy Man and I had actually made what you say we made, then we would have already built our house's much needed second floor....and we haven't.
You are Wrong
Dear Little Little Brother,
Please do not try to go to school next year for only half a day. It is your Senior year. You need to have that experience! It only comes once in a lifetime (or at least it better, so keep your grades up!) and you will regret it when you are my age if you don't stay.
Your Favorite Sister
I am so extremely proud of you! You have worked really hard this year, and being named as top student in the Freshman class proves it. Next year, you have signed up for some tough classes, but I know you can do it. And, since you had to have special approval to get into a couple of those classes, then you know that both the teacher of those courses and the principal believe in you too.