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3:09 on Friday afternoon
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Nice way to end the week...I get a foot-long email from a bat-$*%! crazy dad at 3:09. He is bringing up things that happened last fall and making all kinds of assumptions that simply are not true. My response was to make an appointment for a conference and have a great weekend.

Actually, his email was helpful...I am retiring in 38 days and if I ever had any second thoughts, this dad totally validated my decision!! HAHAHA


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Yikes, but unfortunately, you'll still be there in time for this conference because I doubt he'll make the appt AFTER your 38 days...bummer!

What a "lovely" last memory to end your career.

Congrats, by the way!
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Your attitude about his email and your response were fabulous! Congrats on your upcoming retirement. I hope your last 38 days go smoothly.
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Email is a blessing and a curse...
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Loved your response to his email, and you are absolutely right, you won't have to put up with any of this once you are retired. I hate email communication because people think they can put down things that they probably would never say to your face, although in this guy's case, who knows? Can't wait to see you on the Retirement Board soon!
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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Actually, you could say anything you want at the conference...What are they going to do, fire you?


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Dear Bat-$*%! Crazy Dad,
Old 03-29-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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Thanks so much for your email. My class and I have had a wonderful week, and your 3:09 p.m. email just added to my joy.

Did I ever tell you I have memory loss? I am not sure if the things you mentioned happening last fall really happened. Do you have witnesses or documentation?

I would be glad to have a conference with you so we can discuss the assumptions you've made. I am available on Tuesday mornings between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Please let me know the time that would be convenient for you. I know it is very early, but on your way, would you please get me a #4 bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit meal with a medium orange juice from McDonalds?

Will anyone else be attending the conference with you? Would you like the social worker, principal, or school guidance counselor from our school to be present? Perhaps their memories are better than mine. I will have them bring recommendations in case you might want to consider counseling for yourself.

I am looking forward to our conference. I know you are bat-$*%! crazy, but I have dealt with all kinds so you don't stress me in any way, shape, or form.

Sincerely,
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:45 PM
 
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OMG! This is SO great!
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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How about having the conference in 37 days and not holding back.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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I laughed and laughed. Great letter.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:43 AM
 
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I would be glad to have a conference with you so we can discuss the assumptions you've made.
This is amazing. I'm going to add this to my collection. I'm certainly going to need this in the future.


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Thanks!
Old 03-30-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the replies. This dad sent my teammate a nastygram earlier in the day complaining about her grading practices. She was in tears. My email was much longer and meaner but no tears from me! He is so not worth the trouble. The email to me came completely out of left field...all of a sudden the crazy a$$ says I don't like his DDs (twins). No rhyme or reason to it or my teammate's email!

Whatever! I honestly don't care. My admin was copied on everything. The next conference date is 4/23. We'll see what happens.

Counting down the days to retirement!!
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Lol
Old 03-30-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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It is impossible to please all the people all the time
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I don't know how your district works, but I'd claim harassment and have him banned from coming in. What nonsense.
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Conference time
Old 03-31-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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Tell him your only available day is on Day 39 !!!
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Rudest parent today
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I had a few really rude parents in the last two years and have about had it. Since I can retire any time I want now, I just let them know how I feel and ask them why they think they can be rude to me. I also document everything. You say that your child always follows directions? Well, here are his last two essays with the rubrics that prove that he didn't pay directions to the instructions and that is why he failed. You say he didn't get enough time? Well, here are my lesson plans showing he had a full week to write a two-page personal essay (no lengthy research required), etc., etc. If they are not open to any type of rational discussion or cannot apply logic in any way, I excuse myself and leave. I have copies to make before class, etc.,et..

Good luck on those last 38 days. I am also thinking of retiring soon. :-)
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