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Posted: 2/7/2002 3:03:45 PM EDT
I need some honest advice/opinions here. My son has a cold that is just starting to clear up. I took him to school this morning and he forgot his bottle of water, so I went back to the house and picked him up a new bottle of sparkletts. I drove back to the school and took the water into the office and handed it to the receptionist and asked her to please have someone deliver it to my son in class because he has had a cold and I wanted him to have fluids. She said ok. I picked up my son from school this afternoon, and when we got home he took a bottle of Arrowhead water out of his pack with his name written on a piece of paper and taped to the bottle. WTF? I gave the receptionist a [i]new, unopened [/i] bottle of [b]Sparkletts [/b] to give him. On top of that, I asked my son if the bottle was new, or if it had been opened. He said it was already opened and that some of the water was gone. He also said that he was called to go to the office to pick it up, and that "Miss Becky" handed it to him. In the grand scheme of lifes tragedies, this is a totally insignificant episode. Nevertheless, I'm ticked off about it. On a scale of one to ten, how much of a petty, uptight, irrational ass will I be if I go in there tomorrow morning and ask Becky (receptionist) why the hell she gave my son an opened bottle of water when I specifically asked her to give him the one I literally put in [i] her [/i] hand? I must be getting old and cranky.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:11:48 PM EDT
Go and raise hell. How f#*king hard is it to someone a bottle of water?? If the job is too hard , they always need somebody to sweep at the mall....What a dumbass. Yes, I AM getting mean and nasty in my "old age"
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:14:47 PM EDT
On a scale of one to ten, how much of a petty, uptight, irrational ass will I be if I go in there tomorrow morning and ask Becky (receptionist) why the hell she gave my son an opened bottle of water when I specifically asked her to give him the one I literally put in [i] her [/i] hand? I must be getting old and cranky.
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Instead, in about a week or two, repeat the procedure exactly. Just tell your son not to drink any water that you've "dropped off". That's because you'll have taken a new bottle of sparkletts, but with a syringe added a healthy dose of laxative - perhaps the type sold in those nifty "revenge" catalogs. That should fix things.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:18:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 3:20:28 PM EDT by deadeye47]
Explain to her your concern about you wanting your son to get what you left for him unopened and then I would give her a half empty bottle of Pepsi and tell her to give it to HER kid to drink. Bet her kid doesnt get it what do you think.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:25:16 PM EDT
DesertRider, if you do as Mr_Bungle suggests tell no one, not even your son. Nasty(intended pun) consequences might ensue if Miss Becky craps herself to death. [^]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:25:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 3:27:42 PM EDT by netrig]
When it comes to my kids I go all out. Go in and rip that B**ch a new one. Call the pricipal tell him, make a real big issue out of it. Afterall you don't know what she may have put in the water or whatever. I know it may seem paranoid, but after 911 all bets are off as far as I'm concerned. Thats what I would do anyway [flame]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:31:18 PM EDT
On a scale of one to ten, how much of a petty, uptight, irrational ass will I be if I go in there tomorrow morning and ask Becky (receptionist) why the hell she gave my son an opened bottle of water when I specifically asked her to give him the one I literally put in [i] her [/i] hand?
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Ask yourself WHY you are pissed. I think that you'll find that you have a rational concern. You dont have to bitch Miss Becky out..... untill you responds clueless to why you are concerned. I like deadeye47's analogy. I would use it in your inquirey to Miss Becky.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:33:06 PM EDT
I'd give her the what 4. There could be criminal charges for tampering.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:41:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 4:10:54 PM EDT by DScott]
Remember Capt. Queeg, the HMS Bounty, and the strawberries? Honestly, let it go. Save your energy for what matters. (Edited to remove all the pissy stuff...)
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:51:44 PM EDT
I'm still in awe that Bitch Becky did that. I would be there with bells on in the morning. Make it known that you feel her hygiene habits leave much to be desired. Don't get out of hand though, school faculties love to feel threatened enough to call the cops. If you raise your voice 1 decibel,they start inching toward the phone.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 4:14:39 PM EDT
Go straight to the Pricipal and tell him/her that you do not appreciate their employee substituting items that you have provided for your child. Demand reimbursement for the bottle.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 4:24:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DScott: Remember Capt. Queeg, the HMS Bounty, and the strawberries? Honestly, let it go. Save your energy for what matters. (Edited to remove all the pissy stuff...)
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Ditto. Lighten up a bit. No harm as far as we know. Maybe there are other parents that send "bottled" water with their kids and it was a simple mix up. Shit dude, you are in kalifornia. It does sound kinda wimpy that you even know what water it was to begin with. Shit man the only thing that matters is what kind of beer the wife gets at the store. [:)]
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 6:40:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gun-fan:
Originally Posted By DScott: Remember Capt. Queeg, the HMS Bounty, and the strawberries? Honestly, let it go. Save your energy for what matters. (Edited to remove all the pissy stuff...)
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Ditto. Lighten up a bit. No harm as far as we know. Maybe there are other parents that send "bottled" water with their kids and it was a simple mix up. Shit dude, you are in kalifornia. It does sound kinda wimpy that you even know what water it was to begin with. Shit man the only thing that matters is what kind of beer the wife gets at the store. [:)]
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you don't have kids, do you? and if you do, you should be ashamed of yourself. children are our number one priority. if you had to go the rest of your life without beer so that your child could be raised the best possible way in the best possible environment with the best possible mom and [b]dad[/b], then that's what you'd have to do. who cares that there wasn't any harm done. that's just the luck of the draw. it could have been a simple mistake. but what if it were not? DesertRider, you have every right to be upset and even angry. your child may have been in danger. if i were in your shoes, i would have a talk with the principal of the school explaining that you are very upset that this occured, and while you realize that nothing harmful happened, it does not give you a sense of security to know that your child is in a school where things like this happen. as a parent, it is your duty and obligation, as well as your right, to guarantee to the best of your ability that your son (and any other children) are in as safe an environment as they can be. ignoring this incident would be ignoring your obligation. and now that i'm starting to sound like Dr. Laura, i'll end it. "Go do the right thing!" [:D]
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 7:06:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 7:14:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DesertRider: On a scale of one to ten, how much of a petty, uptight, irrational ass will I be if I go in there tomorrow morning and ask Becky (receptionist) why the hell she gave my son an opened bottle of water when I specifically asked her to give him the one I literally put in [i] her [/i] hand? I must be getting old and cranky.
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Your son trusted the school admin, and THIS TIME it worked out OK. What if someone had spiked that bottle with Lord knows what??? Myself, I'd want answers from "Miss Becky." Its a complicated issue, but you might want to teach your boy a thing or two about "opened bottles of water." Of course, my answer for this is get yer kid out of the public school system. There are even greater dangers in there than opened bottles of water.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 7:35:09 AM EDT
pre-packaged liquids come with a safety seal for a GD reason! you wouldn't allow your kid to drink a bottle from ShopRite if it was tampered with, why then, allow him to drink a potentially tampered bottle from dirty-old, possibly gross miss Becky? i'd raise hell in a calm and professional manner if i were you!
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 7:50:08 AM EDT
I understand your anger but I'm afraid some of it might be misplaced. Next time something like that happens tell the receptionist/secretary that [b]you'll[/b] be taking the bottle of water to your sons classroom and dropping it off personally. There are benefits to having the teachers know you could pop into their classroom unannounced at any time.....I just did it this morning when I dropped my 8yo off at school. Be quick (they're busy), be polite - [u]and[/u] keep 'em on their toes! [:D] BTW - I'd put you at a 9.8 on your 1-10 scale, but that's OK 'cause we're talking about your kid!!
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 7:52:44 AM EDT
Next time (if) why don't [b]you[/b] put your kid's name on the bottle. I'd think that would greatly increase the odds of him getting the correct bottle.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 8:03:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARlady:
Originally Posted By Gun-fan:
Originally Posted By DScott: Remember Capt. Queeg, the HMS Bounty, and the strawberries? Honestly, let it go. Save your energy for what matters. (Edited to remove all the pissy stuff...)
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Ditto. Lighten up a bit. No harm as far as we know. Maybe there are other parents that send "bottled" water with their kids and it was a simple mix up. Shit dude, you are in kalifornia. It does sound kinda wimpy that you even know what water it was to begin with. Shit man the only thing that matters is what kind of beer the wife gets at the store. [:)]
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you don't have kids, do you? and if you do, you should be ashamed of yourself. children are our number one priority. if you had to go the rest of your life without beer so that your child could be raised the best possible way in the best possible environment with the best possible mom and [b]dad[/b], then that's what you'd have to do. who cares that there wasn't any harm done. that's just the luck of the draw. it could have been a simple mistake. but what if it were not? DesertRider, you have every right to be upset and even angry. your child may have been in danger. if i were in your shoes, i would have a talk with the principal of the school explaining that you are very upset that this occured, and while you realize that nothing harmful happened, it does not give you a sense of security to know that your child is in a school where things like this happen. as a parent, it is your duty and obligation, as well as your right, to guarantee to the best of your ability that your son (and any other children) are in as safe an environment as they can be. ignoring this incident would be ignoring your obligation. and now that i'm starting to sound like Dr. Laura, i'll end it. "Go do the right thing!" [:D]
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If this is what makes you go ballistic, I'd contact a good cardiologist now, because you are going to have a coronary before the kids get through 12 years of education. Imagine how many "Miss Becky's" and other more or less "helpful" people you'll run into and [b]entrust your kid's lives to[/b] in the course of their edumacation... And you have no idea how many kids I have...
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 8:37:27 AM EDT
You're in the right wanting an explanation. How you go about trying to get that explanation will determine the level of satisfaction you achieve. If you arrive purple-in-the-face and bellowing, expect to be stonewalled and stymied. If you are calm and are clearly making inquiries instead of staging an inquisition, you are far more likely to find out what happened. BTW, DScott, receptionists, secreteries, clerks, etc. are not faculty. They are staff. The teachers and specialists are the faculty.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 8:42:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman:
Originally Posted By DesertRider: On a scale of one to ten, how much of a petty, uptight, irrational ass will I be if I go in there tomorrow morning and ask Becky (receptionist) why the hell she gave my son an opened bottle of water when I specifically asked her to give him the one I literally put in [i] her [/i] hand? I must be getting old and cranky.
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Your son trusted the school admin, and THIS TIME it worked out OK. What if someone had spiked that bottle with Lord knows what??? Myself, I'd want answers from "Miss Becky." Its a complicated issue, but you might want to teach your boy a thing or two about "opened bottles of water." Of course, my answer for this is get yer kid out of the public school system. There are even greater dangers in there than opened bottles of water.
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Don't blame the public school system for the incompetency of one individual. There are just as many dangers in private school systems.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 8:44:54 AM EDT
So, what did they say? I presume you asked them this morning, or did you decide to forget it?
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 9:39:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Golgo-13: ... BTW, DScott, receptionists, secreteries, clerks, etc. are not faculty. They are staff. The teachers and specialists are the faculty.
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Uh, OK. All can help or hurt the process, and need dealin' with. Good advise, though.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 9:57:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 10:59:20 AM EDT
I don't know If I would go as far as a lawsuit. However, I would talk to the school admin. about this. You had a NEW bottle of water for your son...not open. Your son somehow got a USED bottle of water that had been opened. Did the person who you gave the new bottle to decide she wanted it and just filled up an empty bottle she had to give to your son? Or, was it a simple mistake? Now you do have to worry about "somthing" being in the water of the bottle he was given. I am not talking about someone putting someting in it on purpose..but did someone else drink from it? I would have a talk with someone about this if it were my child. medcop
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:04:13 AM EDT
I am utterly not believing this. 26 posts and the discussion STILL hasn't turned to focus on whether Ms. Becky is hot or not? Who are you all, and what have you done with AR15.com?
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:27:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mrraley: One word for this...LAWSUIT. Pat
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I hope you're joking. If not, perhaps you'd be more satisfied if he went down there and killed them all and burned down the school. Or, maybe he should hunt down and severely beat the parents of kids who are sent to school sick. That'd show 'em! [:\]
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:27:54 AM EDT
Oh, and BTW, is Miss Becky hot?
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:35:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:58:02 AM EDT
NUDE pictures of Miss Becky?
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 11:59:27 AM EDT
NUDE pictures of Miss Becky?
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 12:09:53 PM EDT
NUDE pictures of Miss Becky?
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:: whew :: That's better. I was scared there for a minute...
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:33:00 PM EDT
I'm glad to see that so many of you agree that I have a right to know why my son got an opened bottle. I went in this morning with the mindset that I'd catch more flies with honey, though I was ready and willing to spew some s**t if need be. Becky isn't actually the receptionist, she's the principals secretary, but she fills in when the receptionist is out or away from her desk. When I walked up to the counter, the receptionist asked what she could do for me and I told her I'd like to speak to Becky. She let me through the swinging door and motioned me over to Becky's desk which was behind hers. As I walked towards Becky's desk, she had a look on her face like a child that had been caught stealing cookies from the cookie jar. I stood in front of her desk, said good morning, formally introduced myself, and continued by saying "yesterday morning I dropped off a..." Before I could say anything else, she put the bottle of Sparkletts on her desk and very sincerely apologized for the mix up and gave a very good explanation. She admitted that the bottle was hers and that she had taken a few drinks from it and showed me that she had others in her desk, as well. She was real busy when my son came in and handed him the wrong bottle with the note. She didn't realize it at the time. All's well that ends well. Hottie? Well, no not exactly. Early thirties soccer mom MILF? Most definitely.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:40:00 PM EDT
Three words: Theft by deception.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:46:05 PM EDT
When things are all fouled up, I generally suspect incompetence/stupidity before any type of conspiracy.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 2:55:56 PM EDT
No evidence of open sores, bloody sputum, or a deep gurgling cough? That's good. [:D] Don't worry, guys, there are bound to be other opportunities to unleash the lawyers, I mean, hounds...
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