It often seems like the education system's sole purpose is to make kids (and sometimes parents) miserable. It's as if teachers and school officials think the least bit of free will, rule bending, or self expression will result in total and complete juvenile delinquency, negating their mission to produce complacent, rule-abiding citizens.
But kids (and most parents) know better. When English stand-up comedian and actor Seann Walsh (@SeannWalsh) posted an image of an old letter his father sent to his teacher, tactfully delivering a piece of his mind, the response across the Twittersphere was resoundingly supportive.
Walsh was nine at the time and the letter addressed an incident with a confiscated sweater:
Twitter loved it:
This is all kinds of amazing. Including the use of FAX (!!) or a fax word template 👏🏻— Chelle (@chelle_83) April 17, 2018
And some took a moment to commiserate:
Not to mention the laundry:
What a great dad... in spite of his laundry ineptitude.— Vickie Austin (@Vickie_Austin) April 17, 2018
Thank goodness washing machines are so easy these days for us dads - one pod & one start button 😂— Jarry Barclay (@jarrybarclay) April 18, 2018
But sadly, it seems not much has changed:
Pink themed day for cancer research... My son sprayed his hair pink (wash out spray)... They sent him home 😂😂😂— Donna Turvey (@dt1979) April 17, 2018
Not so very long ago I sent an email to my girls school saying 'Dear Mrs Storey. Is it too much to ask for both of my girls to make it through the first week of term without you sending at least one of them home, crying'?— LB (@Scousebird) April 18, 2018
She mentioned that note until they left!
1/ Reasons I'm glad my children graduated--I got calls for:— Niki Cook (@CanIRunAwayNow) April 18, 2018
Making shadow puppets w the projector
Holding sweater out like a cape
Not having feet all of the way in shoes (tip toeing to give feet a break, but shoes were still on!)
Asking to go to the bathroom
Some people think the guy deserves a pat on the back, even if his laundry skills were lacking:
Is your old man still available on that number? I’m sort of inclined to make a brief congratulatory phone call tomorrow morning.— ❇ⓐⓢⓘⓜ❇ⓘⓛⓨⓐⓢ❇ (@asim_ilyas) April 18, 2018