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Just a note. I don't think anything on earth rates as high in domestic terror as school supply shopping on a Saturday afternoon.

And what the *hell*? Bradded folders? Single-subject, wide-ruled, eighty page spirals? THERE AREN'T ANY. What kind of sadist makes up these school supply shopping lists anyway?

And a note to self: just tackle the next time someone gets to the twenty-four count crayon boxes before you do. Sheesh. Good manners do not apply during school supply shopping.

*seethes*


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*snorts* *laughs*

there's a reason I don't have kids

There was a screaming fight halfway between school supplies and toys between, I kid you not, grandma, mom, and kid. Small children cut off your path for the buggy. I swear, people were *deliberately blocking traffic* to get to the last of the highlighters.

Unreal.

Howls - absolutely howls

sorry but you breeders are endlessly entertaining

And a note to self: just tackle the next time someone gets to the twenty-four count crayon boxes before you do. Sheesh. Good manners do not apply during school supply shopping.

Hee. The cuteness of you--you're a weapon of mass destruction! ...of cuteness, I mean. *g*

I really need to get my ruthless going. I had to settle for a forty-eight count from an abandoned basket by backpacks.

Still no bradded folders. Argh. So going to Office Depot Monday.

lol, I made the mistake of going to Staples last Sunday (day before school started) what a zoo!

*giggles* It reminded me of when everyone wanted Cabbage Patch Kids for their kids. Mom used to tell me stories of when she and my grandmother went out in safari for them--chasing down trucks, harrassing salespeople, stalking toy store aisles.

Not that I harrassed the salespeople today. But man, did I feel sorry for her wading among us.

They don't have the pre-packaged dealies where you are? Man, down in Houston they were labelled by school and grade-level. One big bag o' shit, priced out and everything.

This was way before my time, of course... here's hoping they've got that wherever we've landed by the time the kiddo starts kindergarten :/

ooh. I am full of sick envy. Prepackage.

*longing*

*quivers* Did you go to Walmart? Mom made that mistake once. There really just isn't enough room for two carts to race down the aisles, and innocent bystanders.

And what the *hell*? Bradded folders? Single-subject, wide-ruled, eighty page spirals? THERE AREN'T ANY.

They show up mysteriously in stores a week after school starts.
I feel your pain.
I went to prep school, which means that occasionally teachers would demand things that could only be found in one store across town, and really random things, like sugar cubes and maps of the world with specific dimensions, $70 atlases, etc.
Theoretically, teachers will not scream, cry, or automatically flunk your child if he does not show up with a 80 page single subject wide ruled spiral, but instead shows up with a 100 page college ruled spiral. (These notebooks fly off the shelves. The price fluctuation is interesting to watch. They go anywhere from 12 cents to $1.50.)

And they won't count the crayons. Kids lose half of them by the end of the quarter anyway; so long as he has a few. And yet, every year, they ask for a new box. *points at bin of old crayons in mom's cabinet*

-Silverkyst

*quivers* Did you go to Walmart? Mom made that mistake once. There really just isn't enough room for two carts to race down the aisles, and innocent bystanders.

Oh, laugh if you will. Yes, there we were. I left my mother and the cart with Child and wove in and out of traffic for highlighters, pink erasers, and glue. IT's a little better than last year. Last year, there was this one specific kind of gel stick glue you had to have. That we could not find anywhere.

I went to prep school, which means that occasionally teachers would demand things that could only be found in one store across town, and really random things, like sugar cubes and maps of the world with specific dimensions, $70 atlases, etc.
Theoretically, teachers will not scream, cry, or automatically flunk your child if he does not show up with a 80 page single subject wide ruled spiral, but instead shows up with a 100 page college ruled spiral. (These notebooks fly off the shelves. The price fluctuation is interesting to watch. They go anywhere from 12 cents to $1.50.)


What the hell is up with needing that damn spiral? Won't a nice double subject do? And my God, so many things with pink unicorns and glitter...seriously, Child went glaze-eyed staring at the selection.

And they won't count the crayons. Kids lose half of them by the end of the quarter anyway; so long as he has a few. And yet, every year, they ask for a new box. *points at bin of old crayons in mom's cabinet*

*narrow-eyed and clutching forty-eight count* They're just lucky I didn't feel rebellious and get him that one hundred something color one, just to be difficult.

Trust me, I'm not laughing. That place gets to where it's one dropped glue stick away from a riot.
And my God, so many things with pink unicorns and glitter...seriously, Child went glaze-eyed staring at the selection.
Lisa Frank, clever designer or hypnotist? I still have a binder from the year some company decided *smelly* binders would be a good idea.

-Silverkyst

They're just lucky I didn't feel rebellious and get him that one hundred something color one, just to be difficult.

You crazy decadent westerner!

-Silverkyst

I'm rather fond of my 64-count box (with built-in sharpener) myself.

I feel your pain. I just had my first school supply shopping experience(my daughter is entering K-5). The list is so absurd. The actually specified brand names of products. How is this in anyway right, to tell me what brand I have to buy. Also, with the amount of everything she needs, I feel as though I'm supplying for the entire class. How is it possible for one child to use 8 jumbo Elmer Glue Sticks in one school year? I never want to shop for school supplies again! Yet, I feel a January glue stick shopping spree is a possibility.

Dear God, name brands?

What on earth are they going to do with all that glue? *boggles*

Wow. We just get... basically whatever. But, I go to private school, therefore we have prepackaged dealies also. It is *so* much easier. And if you already have some stuff, you can cross it off the list, therefore you save money! Yeah!

*giggles*

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