So I planned a parent meeting for last night. Five of my parents called to say they couldn't come. That's cool, I can write down "phone call" in the signature box. Five of my parents came to the meeting. They signed, thank you for that. So I have six more parents to call today. Imagine their confusion.
Me: Hi I'm Suzy's* FCCLA Advisor and I need to know if you approve of over night travel.
Parent: Yeah I thought I gave Suzy that notarized form we had to fill out. . .
Me: Um, yeah, you did. But see, I have this other form to fill out. I need your signature and to know if you approve or do not approve. Its okay though, I can just put "phone call" in the signature box. So I'm calling you. . .
Parent: Um, yes, I approve. I thought that was obvious.
Me: Yes its obvious to me. But I guess its not to um. . . other people? I don't get it either. Thank you for your time.
Ug. It is just SO AWKWARD.
* Suzy is not one of my actual students.