Of Course No One Wants To!

I just got an e-mail from Me First’s school. Again. After at least six letters on the same topic in the past four weeks.

No, he hasn’t done anything.

No, I haven’t done anything. (Pause.) That I know of.

They’re recruiting volunteers. To clean. On a Wednesday afternoon.

Those of you who live in Japan are already laughing your kestu off, I’m sure. Really, y’all, Wednesday? Giggle giggle snort snort.

Preschool ends early on Wednesday. School also ends a bit early on Wednesday. So, um, is it just me or does it seem like a less than 100watt idea to ask mothers to come on Wednesday afternoon to clean the school?

Let’s forget the whole issue of not having regular janitorial service and using the school population as forced labor instead. They obviously do a crap job at the best of times. But the crappy build-up must be really building up if they are desperately seeking the same people who taught the little crap cleaners their crap cleaning skills to come clean the crappy build up Crap U.

Ah, that was a fun sentence to write!!

And what, pray you, are we supposed to do with our children in the meantime?

Never fear, gentle reader, this most recent e-mail, it hath solve-ed el problemo. “Bring them with you!” it beckons.

More laughing on the inside.

I guess the teachers’ children are much cleaner than mine. I can only imagine the chaos that would ensue if I brought both of my children to the cleaning soiree, amongst other children otherwise without gainful employment.

(Sigh) That was fun.

But, um, really, we have something else to do. And I’ll be there Friday to help with cooking. That should be dangerous fun. Apparently, I need to bring a kerchief.

Righty-oh, then, off to buy a kerchief.

I have no idea where one does that….

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Rebekah
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 22:22:40

    Daiso has kerchiefs. The whole kerchief thing is a bit of a joke anyway; they’re supposed to act like hair nets and keep hair from getting in the food, but Japanese moms – and even teachers – wear them perched so far back on their heads, with hair spilling out the front, as to render them useless.
    If you have a thin scarf the right size you could use that instead.
    Love your blog by the way, you’re a great writer and very funny.

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