Living in a Redneck Town

>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our local school district called on their parent connect lines last night to leave a message that they were dismissing the entire school district from school almost two hours early this Friday due to a varsity softball game!  What?  Huh? 

My 3rd grader, 5th grader, and 7th grader (who had her field day scheduled for that afternoon) are going to be dismissed from school early because a few 11th and 12th grade girls have a softball game they must travel to?  That irritates me to no end!  It's a good thing I am home and don't need to scramble for daycare or else I would be extremely mad instead of just annoyed.  I can rearrange my errands to be home for my children but I have to wonder how many parents this is going to be a problem for.

We live in a small redneck town (a dry town too) where athletics and religion are THE thing to be involved in here.  Besides christianity, athletics are their second religion, before mullets.  If you aren't a member of one of the many, many churches in this small, oppressive town, you're an outsider.  The varsity high school teams in our school district are treated like the second coming and I guess to heck with the rest of the school district. 

If I had to scramble for day care, I'd be on the phone with the school right now giving them a piece of my mind.  I don't need to do that this time but I have to wonder if their phone lines are going this morning with other parents unhappy about this decision.


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