Monday, December 20, 2010

Saying Bad Words

In case you're wondering, NO, I do NOT need to wash my mouth out with soap.

You see, I write the weekly e-mail blurb for our Parent Teacher Associations. It's a volunteer gig, but one that the school community heavily relies on.  On Monday, I send the draft for the week to my 'draft group', along with instructions to send inputs to me by Tuesday afternoon. Then I tweak based on inputs and get it to the principal who sends it out.

Today was a short one - not much going on, and school gets out 2 hours early on Wednesday. I wrote to the 'draftees' the following:

Need quick responses this week, by noon tomorrow (TUESDAY) please so we can get it out before school closes on Wednesday.  Thank you for all your support for the KIT this fall. Your attitude turns a "duty" into a "pleasure".  Merry Christmas! Kelley

Now, THAT intro paragraph to everyone on the draft list does NOT go into the KIT which goes out to everyone in the school community. It's just for those people who help with inputs.

But I'm sure there are some who will be uncomfortable that I used "Merry Christmas" in a quasi-school environment.

Well too bad. It's CHRISTMAS for gosh sakes. It's not as if I said, "Merry Christmas because the only reason we're celebrating is that God ripped through time and came to Earth in the form of a man because He LOVES us so much that He knew His Son would be the perfect sacrifice to pay for our sins."

No, I didn't say that...but there's still time...



faith said...

Well done! Oh, I so want that last line as my signature! :)

Anonymous said...

I gotta say here it's not the Merry Christmas I would be concerned with if I got that from you. What I don't get and I must be missing something here is

Your attitude turns a "duty" into a "chore"

Now I'm just saying the way i read makes it sound to me like you don't enjoy doing this. That it's a PITA so to speak. Chore to me is more like a do this I'll give you an allowance type of thing whereas Duty is like a privilege. I must rather have a duty than a chore. That's just my take on it.

Reading this back I'm not explaining this well at all. Chore = Work we don't enjoy Duty = Work we do enjoy

SouthLakesMom said...

Oh Thom - thanks for pointing that out -- what I put was it turns a duty into a joy!

OMG! What an idiot I am~

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Would it be Christmas without Christ? I truly wish America would put prayer back in the schools and stop with all this political right mumbo jumbo!!

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO!!! You are one pupule wahine!!! LOL too funny. I knew something wasn't right. I thought wait...that's not her. LOL