Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The One You Find So Easy to Ignore

Remember how I said I wouldn't talk about the photo debacle anymore?

Turns out I'm a liar. Liar, liar, pants on fire.

I just figured you all would like to know it's in the process of being resolved.

After days of calling the sheriff's office, school board members, and staff at the Super Intendant's office, the Assistant Super Intendant of Elementary Schools (damn, that's a mouthful) reluctantly called me.

And I'm quite certain he was convinced he was going to talk to some bumbling half-wit who was mad that she didn't a picture.

I hate when people are presumptuous.

So he said he was returning my call and I explained why I called. He defended the right to auction the pictures and I said, yes, I understand the concept, it's the execution that I have issue with. Then it clicked for him.

I love when I can hear the clicking in the brain, especially on the phone.

So it began with him agreeing with me... which worked into him having a meeting with the principals... which I suggested actually become a policy. A policy of proper conduct and responsibility with photography. And he agreed.

Yes, it may not completed this week or this month. But something will be in place by the time school begins in August.

Amazing that action is happening without the threat of a lawsuit or bad publicity. And we really, really did not want to stoop to that level. I really do believe the intentions were good and I really do want to work with the school and school district to resolve this issue and anymore that may arise.

Now. My new project to work against social injustice?

Lego Storm Troopers.

Why are they all black without any faces?


Anonymous said...

What do we want? Faces! When do we want 'em? Now!

Anonymous said...

aw, the sound of brains clicking. there's nothing like it.

i wish i heard that sound more often...

Anonymous said...

I still need to know, do you know how much the picture sold for?

And will you post yours when you get it next week??

Oh, the questions. The questions!

LOL. Sounds like it will be resolved well. I'm glad for the update. Thanks.

Rebecca F.

Chickenbells said...


...maybe you can get a storm trooper face policy put in place next?

montague said...

YAY! I am so happy, and very proud! there is hope for change in this world!!!

futuregirl said...

Good for you!

Heidijayhawk said...

that racism pure and simple. and aren't you glad when people actually prove to have some sense?

Stacy said...

way to tell 'em!

laura capello said...

when we left the carnival at 8:45, no one had bid on our class photo yet. so i have no clue if it did go or not.

they haven't made the pix available yet, but when they do i'll get one just to show you -- but the teacher name, school name and all the kids will be whited out. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Laura. That'd be great!!

And your storm trooper is creepy.

Rebecca F.

You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. said...

re: Justice? You rule. You are like Andy Griffith. No Gun Necessary, just common sense.

re: storm troopers: it is because they are pure evil inside and everyone knows if you look upon the face of pure evil you will turn into a hoptoad and that isn't good in a children's they left it blank, with a symbolic solid black head...

Or The Emperor is behind it because he is sick of the "Remember The Clones" bumperstickers.

(btw: Amazon has the book now... hound the bookstores and they can get one too!)

Anonymous said...

I applaud your diligence in battling the system. I, too, find myself in that same situation frequently. many times I sit and wonder, should I just let this one go? Since I have all those other things in the air right now? I mean, if they would just stop acting like completel jackasses, I wouldn't have to be down there battling their cheap rhetoric all the damn time.