I forgot the best part of the story below. So, I am the Person In Charge of putting together the Memory Books for the kids. Basically, the memory book consists of each 5th grader’s picture and then a series of questions like “best memory…” and “when I grow up I want to be a…”. You get the picture.
I started off with a $150 budget. For 80 memory books. Well, not one to do things half-assed, I decided to rearrange the budget and got it bumped up to $250. (GO me!)
If you know me at all or have learned anything from reading this blog, you know that I pretty much live by the motto “Everything in excess!” This would be no exception!
Black and white photos? Pah! We are going COLOR!
Two students per page? Please! We are going “one per” on this project.
Card stock covers? I think not! We’re having slick covers, baby.
(And these people allowed ME to be in charge? Seriously? I laugh at their lack of judgement!)
Remember that $250 budget I was so very proud of? Imagine the horror…the sheer horror I felt upon getting this claim check when I was trying to get the books made.
Imagine if you will a frantic and freaked out woman at 11:00pm, crying and becoming hysterical when seeing this figure. I believe I even fainted for a moment or two.
Again, I ask… Why did these people leave me in charge? They KNOW me! They know my general disregard for the rules, especially PTfreakinA rules. Come on people. Puh-leez!
It all worked out in the end. I mean, I owe my husband in ways that are not even fit to put into type for saving my ass on this. But, the kids got their memory books. The PTfreakinA didn’t have to fork over $2,758.40. (Don’t forget the 40 cents, people. It all counts!) And I got all of the credit. Which we all know I am a credit whore who wants all of the praise and adoration.
When it came time to turn in receipts and get checks cut for reimbursements, I totally wanted to submit this claim check. I thought it would be pretty damn hysterical to watch the PTfreakinA president and treasurer freak the hell out when they saw it. I mean, worst case scenario, I get a great laugh at their expense. Best case, I get that check cut and can go back to Fry’s and buy my own lickable laptop.
Come on, admit it. You would be tempted to turn that receipt in, too. Wouldn’t you?