posted on May, 25 2009 @ 10:56 PM
This morning we were outside and some girl pulled in the driveway and asked if we were the parents of the child living here. Yes, my other half
answered and she started telling him why she was there, and I couldn't hear as I was washing out litter boxes but I heard him say to her "you need
to talk to her, she handles all that stuff". So, over to me she walks and starts giving me this speech about how she would like to go over the new
handbook for the next school year. I told her I didn't have time and we just used the handbook we get when school starts, so then she asked my
daughter if she knew a few people, which she did, as they were teachers at her school (afterwards I gave her a talking to about not telling strangers
anything, no matter how nice they look or act). Well, then she made it sound like I should listen as this was a new handbook the teachers would be
going by. I was irritated by then and really needed to get those cat boxes back inside before it was too late. So I just said I didn't have the
time and turned and walked away and she got back in her car and left. She was a bit persistant, but I wasn't rude or mean, just let her know
politely I wasn't interested in what she had to tell me.
So, anyway, after having second thoughts I realized I should have listened to what she was going to "go over" with me for several reasons. I guess
the skeptic in me started nagging. Firstly, she said she was from a college which is probably and hour and a half to two hours away. She was wearing
ID around her neck but she never came close enough to me to read it. Secondly, why would a college be doing this so far away, I mean we have a state
college and a tech college here and two other universities which are closer, but not in the same county. I had noticed she had a crude map marked
with yellow dots, which I am assuming was houses where there were children, I mean she pulled right into our driveway and we are the only ones on our
street with a school aged kid (K-12) that goes to county school, and the neighbors who have kids the same age go to a city school but she didn't go
to their house. She may have before she pulled into our driveway, but I was busy doing work, not watching the neighbor's house. She knew a child
lived here. Thirdly, it is a holiday. Lastly, what would they be changing that they need to do this and why would it be so darned important??
Usually, they just give the new/updated rules or whatever when school starts.
Anyone ever heard of this type of thing before? I would have asked at work tonight, but everyone else there tonight was older, like retirement older
with no kids. I am thinking I will go into the school office tomorrow morning when I drop my daughter off and ask the ladies in the office if they
know what this was about. It may have been a completely innocent thing, or not, but it has bothered me now to the point I'd thought I'd post it