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"Letters we would love to send, but won't"

Started by luise.volta, June 02, 2012, 03:12:53 pm

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luise.volta

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

herbalescapes

I know this isn't exactly what's expected here, but what the hey!

Dear Local School Board,

Would it kill you to remember that just because all of you make the 6- and 7-figure incomes that not everyone does?  In an ideal world we would have unlimited funds not just for education, but housing, food, medicine, etc.  It is not an ideal world, however, and it would be a nice if you could remember that many people - even in so-called affluent areas - are struggling to make ends meet.  It's nice to want to give the students the best there is, but remember, just because you can plug it in doesn't mean it's the best.  I believe Galileo learned to read and went on to discovery gravity without an ipad.  I imagine our students can learn to read with old-fashioned paper and ink books. 

It is important for the students to get exercise, but no school needs a pool.  The high school football field doesn't need to give the local NFL team's stadium a run for its money.  The best exercise for everyone is walking.  Don't need anything special for that.  All the bells and whistles don't hide the fact that gym class - excuse me, PE - hasn't changed much over the decades.  Kids are still embarassed to change clothes in the locker room.  The athletic kids dominate the chosen activity and the not-so-athletic kids do their best to not be noticed. 

Teachers deserve fair recompense, no doubt.  But if the teachers are the frontline soldiers in giving our kids a good education, why are administrators so much better paid?  Have you even noticed that an increase in counselors and vice principals and specialists hasn't correlated into better education?  Put the money where it really counts. 

One of the best lessons our children can learn is to live within one's means. Try to teach by example to make due with what you have.  "Keeping up with the Joneses" isn't  a good school motto.  I don't mind paying my taxes to support education.  I do, however, object to paying taxes to support your egos. 

Sincerely,
A Local Constituent

luise.volta

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

luise.volta

Having second thoughts. OK? We need to back up...as much fun as this has been! As soon as we start to get political, we are going to step on toes and these letters could take on the flavor of a debate. So, it's back to 'dear relative.' Thanks for understanding. Sending love (and still laughing.)
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

Elise


Pen

Dear SM & DF,

It's been great not engaging w/you. I am so much happier when I spend time w/people who love & appreciate me rather than those who put me down, reject me and treat me as "less than."

No, I don't want to spend a fortune/all my vacation time coming to see you. Yes, I'm smart enough to pick up on the sarcastic little comments you make. No, I'm not going to bring them up or dwell on them because frankly I don't care anymore.

Pen
Respect ... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.
-- Annie Gottlieb

luise.volta

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

Lillycache


Beth 2011

Dear Son,

If you try find us because you need somewhere stay, I forgot mention that we are moving into a 2 bedroom home and the vacancy sign has been turned off permanently.  You might want to try moving in with some of your new friends or new family members you have become so fond of in the last 3 years.

Love,
Mommy Dearest

pam1

LOL at "Mommy Dearest," Beth!!!  Too funny
People throw rocks at things that shine - Taylor Swift

Doe

I should have been reading this thread earlier - these are priceless! 

Footloose

Dearest son,
I can say that because you're an only child. Just letting U know that if u ever need a place to stay with your dear bride and 4 kids under 6, I have ya covered, precious snowflake!

I saved all our camp gear from when we were in scouts and I was ur den mother. All those years bring back fond memories!  It was fun being your Dad too!  So you are in luck because I saved the tents too.  U and wifey can have ur own and the litter can stay in the others!  And a state park w/ camping is close to your office.  Since you have gotten to the point where u trust no one with your kids, to include pediatricians and public school, no need to worry Bout schools because Your perfect spouse is home schoolling. You both know everything about everything due to the wonderful world wide web.

Oh, gotta run! We are leaving on another vacation.  Thanks for letting us spend on us! Cheers!

Lillycache

Dear Son:

It has just come to my attention that you bought your FIL a TV for a combination Christmas/Birthday/retirement present..   AND that you spend $100 a month on Comic books!  Yet for me?  No Christmas card or present... no Birthday card or present... no Mother's day card or present.   It pains me to know that I've raised such a selfish inconsiderate person.   Yes... go ahead and think me a materialistic pathetic fool... but it hurts.  Your discounting of me as a non-person with non-feelings hurts!    I am disgusted with you too.

Mom

firelight

Well girls, my letter may come yet!  I have thoroughly enjoyed the letters here and had almost forgotten about the topic!  What a release I see.  I have giggled much through these and I know some were a little more serious.  Loved them all!  This topic was a grand idea.   ;)
Firelight

"When you allow life to flow... without struggle... your Soul is restored."   ~z2z~

BoxofChocolates

Hey kids....

Yes, I'm still around and kicking up my heals with freedom! Oh...forgot to tell you I am spending ALL of the inheritance you expected so you may want to wash some dishes for a little extra.

We changed our phone number, unlisted, and also our address, unknown.

Keep up the good work of being selfish and ungrateful snots.  I'm enjoying my quiet and a clean house....and with two little Yorkies that know more than you do. Now it's your turn for the reality check.

All done 'in love' as you say?

Used to be your Mom.
I know I loved them the best I knew how.