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**EDIT** What exactly does a PTA mom look like....

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Because apparently I don't fit the description. My daughters first day of kindergarten is tomorrow and yesterday I was at the school dropping off papers. Well this really nice lady was talking to me and asked me if I would be joining the PTA, before I could even answer this snooty looking bitch of a lady looks at both of us and says "I don't think you really look like a PTA mom, we don't have your kind in our group". Wtf kind of shit is that?! I'm pretty sure everybody in the office had their mouths drop open. Yes I have tattoos and piercings and I was wearing a tank and shorts, so is that what she was referring to? So ladies what exactly does a PTA have to look like? Should I have worn slacks and a button down lol?! I also had my 6 week old dd with me and when she seen her she kind of stuck her nose up in the air and made a sound. I swear it took everything I had not to knock the bitch out lol. Anyone else ever been told they don't fit a certain description?

**EDIT** thanks for all the funny replies and some good advice! As for the few anon is what it is and I got a laugh out of your bullshit too!
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I think you're supposed to have your nails done, perfect hair, makeup, and perfect clothes and heels.  "Stepford" wives.  Any PTA moms I've seen, all look like what I described.

by Gold Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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I always picture Debra from Everybody Loves Raymond as the poster mom for PTA.
by Ruby Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM
You should look up the PTA by laws. I'm pretty damn sure they have to hold general meetings to let parents know what's going on. Otherwise it's just them spending PTA funds and not having to answer to anyone.

Quoting WheelerWife:

Idk what a PTA mom looks like either, but here the PTA is pretty elitist too. I paid my fees and said I was interested in attending meetings but was informed those were only for the board (you know, pres., vice pres., etc.) and teachers. 

I always thought they WANTED parents in the PTA. There's even a drive for members with incentive for the kids whose class gets the most parents to join. 

Idk of I'll be "joining" this year. 

by Sapphire Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM

yeah sure.

by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Like this apparently, but add some pearls.  LOL 

I think however you look is fine.  Sounds like she was a snot who had a problem.

by Anonymous 5 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM
It means she is a snot. I am on the board at and at our school if we did not have your kind we would not have many members. What she did was uncalled for.
by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:07 PM
wow, just wow. We have PTA snobs here too. And the kicker is that this is a bankrupt areaROFL. So they are snobs of the dirt pile bwahaha

I joined anyway and volunteered where and when I could. At my elder's school I wound up president, at my younger's was 'pushed out' by the snobs. I just never got called in for the stuff. Then they would bitch about not enough help. Um duh, when you won't let anyone but 3 people come in, what do you think will happen?! lol
by Emerald Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

well.. our PTA leader at our school is a camo wearing farmer BOY... so I guess our school doesn't have a "kind" lol. 

by Ruby Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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In my area fat with messed up hair, mainly messed up hair or pony tail is the standard . Now PTA dads..... That's a different story they are usually nice to look at
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Wow!  That is messed up!  What did you say to her?? 

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