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Thursday, November 8, 2007

The second graders got hired as soon as management found out they wanted to be paid in cookies.

When I was in 2nd grade, the teacher wrote a letter on the chalkboard that we were supposed to write on our wide-ruled paper, in an effort to practice our handwriting. It was a letter to our parents about the upcoming school open house, and went something like this:

Dear Mom and Dad,
Our school is having an open house on Thursday.
My teacher Miss Black hopes you can make it.

Your Name Here

I had been so entirely focused on getting each consonant and vowel correct--duplicating the teacher's generic chalkboard letter in my own shaky and new handwriting--that it wasn't until I heard my parents read it out loud at the dinner table that I realized I was supposed to write MY ACTUAL NAME where the teacher had simply put "Your Name Here".

Sadly, the teacher didn't give extra points for my laser-like focus and dedicated concentration.

In that sense I can very much understand how something like the following news story might happen. That is, if Wal-Mart is in the habit of staffing their bakery department with 2nd graders.

Our office had a going away party for a woman that is leaving. One of the supervisors called Wal-mart and ordered the cake.

He told them to write: “Best Wishes Suzanne” and underneath that write, “We will miss you”.

Here’s the cake that was delivered:

"Under Neat that"!



VelVerb said...


Kat said...

LMAO that's great. Poor you as a second grader. That Wal Mart story is hilarious :)

Melisa said...

ROFL! I, the Queen of Locating Typos in General, found that hilarious.

Yet ANOTHER reason to NOT go to Walmart. :)

Jules said...

@Kat: Don't you mean, "Poor, laser-like focused and dedicated you as a second grader"? Hee hee... I promise, I was smart, just concentrating on getting it exactly right!

@Mel: Yes, you are the queen of recognizing typos, and had you been working there I'm sure it would have worked out perfectly for Suzanne & her co-workers, but then I would have had to find something else to write about for today's post so I'm glad that Wally World is still keeping their standard of quality at the level it has always been.

I haven't been back inside one since I bought those video games for your oldest son 4 years ago. I told him that if he ever once wondered how much his aunt loved him, that I had surely just proved I'd give my life (or someone else's!) just so he could play donkey kong.

Melissa said...

LOL! That would be hysterical if it wasn't so damn scary.

I love the fact that you wrote "Your Name Here." Sounds like something my 5 year old would do (amazing they are doing the same stuff in kindergarten we did in 2nd grade.

Sauntering Soul said...

Just found your blog and I had to comment on this.

I'm crying from laughing so hard. That is so freakin' funny!

bev said...

you just totally made my day with that cake from wal-mart. i could see that happening at ours!

Dawn said...

LOL!! I just followed a link here from Taj Wanders, and OMG!! That Walmart story is HILARIOUS!

Thanks for making me laugh right out loud!

Jules said...

Hi Dawn! Taj Wanders? I'm going to have to check that out! Thanks for coming over-- come back anytime!