Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Set 'em Straight Early

This notice came from my son's school today:

"Hat Day is Here!
Do you love wearing hats, but can't because of the school
rules? Well, now is your chance for you to wear your coolest
hat to school!
Support the track team by donating $1. In return, you get to
wear your favorite hat to school all day on Wednesday, May 10th."

OK....well, first of all, this reminds me of that old George Carlin
routine about his childhood church giving away sins as prizes - "if
your parish is number one in the paper drive....MEAT ON FRIDAY!!!"

The other troubling message it sends is that those with money can buy their
way out of the rules.

Oh. Right. What was I thinking?! Never mind!


Blogger Bud said...

Yeah, the perfect Republican civics lesson.

12:32 PM  
Blogger The Laughing Frog said...

This concept exists in corporate America as well. It's called "jeans day." If you donate $5 to whatever cause it is, you get to wear jeans to the office for the designated day.

I always pass on it. The thrill of wearing jeans to the office is no better than wearing a well-fitting pair of khakis, and if only 75% of it goes to the charity, then the administrative costs are way too high, as far as I'm concerned. I'll wear jeans on the weekend, thank you very much.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

we do this type of things at my school. "Kids, bring your money to donate for XYZ and can have a 'causal friday'..." Of course, these teeangers are going to bring their £1 coin in for charity so they do not have the wear the traditional british school uniform. It's sheer brilliance! Just a shame the teachers do not make a profit.

Hat day sounds way groovy though.

10:55 AM  

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