Thursday, October 15, 2009

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be (a Pole Dancer?) Like Mommy

WhenIGrowUp.jpg When I Grow Up . . . image by NebraskaHick57

Looking for a photo to go with yesterday’s post, I found this funny story and picture on Photobucket (here). 
“When asked to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up, second-grader ‘Sarah’ turned in the lovely drawing shown above. 
Needless to say, the teacher was a bit surprised – Sarah’s mother had always seemed like such a conservative woman. So she sent a note home to the girl's mother asking for clarification as to the picture's meaning.
Here's the reply the teacher received the following day. 
‘Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.’
Sincerely, Mrs. Smith”

Thank you, Miss Sarah, for the comic relief. 

sallymandy

13 comments:

Stephanie N. said...

Hilarious! Thank you, sallymandy. When I was a kid, I really did want to be an exotic dancer. I loved dancing, and loved costumes, so I thought it sounded great. I also wanted to be an astronaut. Well, I still want to be astronaut.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Life can be so funny.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

That is too funny for words. I does look like a pole dancer - but once you get the accurate info - you can see the shovel! Thanks Salllymandy.

Ms. Lucy said...

I saw this one before Sallymandy- and it's hillarious!!
My daughter once in first grade drew a picture of me lying inside a great big book..she drew this because I once told her that I love reading so much that I get sucked into my books and that's why it's my favourite hobby. Below that picture (which looked like me lying in my bed, rather than a book- stick figure and all- she wrote: This is what Mommy does all day long...The teacher gathered that the poor kid had a lazy slouch mom who sleeps all day!
OK?

lakeviewer said...

Ohhh, so funny! Jay Leno would be accepting these interpretations for sure.

Gal Friday said...

Is that for real?! LOL! I'll have to show this to my husband(who is a third grade teacher)

Suecae Sounds said...

Haha. That one was excellent!

Protege said...

It is great one, I have seen it before, but it is as funny the second time as the first, if not more.;)
xo

Jan said...

The comic relief was appreciated. I can only imagine what my children might have done in a similar way. Though their mom may have been depicted Om...ing or dancing around a fire in circle of women. Oh my...

Poetikat said...

Oh, my goodness! That is too funny! Clever drawing though.

see you there! said...

So funny and so sweet in a way.

Darla

Jennifer said...

Shows how far astray we can go when we jumpt to conclusions.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, wow! Life is just full of twists and mix-ups, isn't it??!!!
;^) ;^0