Sharon - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )
OMG I hate these things.
Our school sucks.
They have a catalog filled with mostly christmas/hannauka(sp?)/fall shit and its so freaking overpriced.
The kids win awards for how much crap they sell, only WE'RE A RURAL COMMUNITY. houses are 1/4 mile apart!!! Friends and family can be much further than that. Oh and the kids are instructed to not go door to door alone so that means that on top of 7 hours of homework I've got to chaperone him driving my 8cyl truck from property to property??? WTF???
I did this when I was a kid, really polished up my people speaking skills, salesmanship etc. But I lived in a normal neighborhood on a secure military base.
Anyway - especially these days during a recession its really hard to talk even our relatives into buying this crap. its cheap, blah and again, OVERPRICED. Actually some of it is really cute but its not anything you can't get at walmart immediately or a local department store in a better quality.
I would rather contribute to a bake sale (even if its just ingredients) and drive my kid to stand in front of a grocery store doors for 4 hours than this stupid ass catalog crap.