Thursday, August 4, 2011

“Karens” (216/365)

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A box of new crayons! Now they're all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect. Soon they'll be a bunch of ground down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, missing their wrappers and smudged with other colors. Sometimes life seems unbearably tragic.

Bill Watterson (American Author of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, b.1958)

TIME:  10:15 PM
PLACE:  Desk
SUBJECT:  Crayola Crayons <= “Karens” is how DQ would pronounce them when she was little.  Now, that’s how I usually refer to them.

We did some school supply shopping today.  I have a question to ask SD’s second grade teacher.  I know you pool the supplies in your classroom, but why would each child need to purchase 8-glue sticks and 4-bottles of white glue?  Assuming there are 25 students, that’s 200 glue sticks and 100 bottles of the white stuff.  Good gravy, that’s a lot of glue!  Do they eat it as a snack?  You are also not going to get washable markers you specified.  Those are priced at $3.29 and the regular markers are on special at 50 cents.  Guess which ones I purchased?  And you, yes, Jr. High School folks, I’m talking to you – seriously, when have you ever seen solid orange notebooks in any stores in our community?  I’ve been to every office supply, drug and discount store around and there are no orange notebooks to be had.  My children are going to have an extra blue one instead.  Deal with it.

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