Lets Play Smack the Parent- Parent Teacher Conferences
So my daughters' school has been sending out notices to sign up for parent teacher conferences (held today) for two weeks. There was a paper sign up at their Halloween party, a paper slip to sign up and send back or you could go online and electronically add yourself to her calendar in an open spot. I was at my appointed time a few minutes early and there was a sign on the door that read "If my door is closed I am meeting with another parent. Please take a seat and I will be with you shortly." So I did. My turn came, we started talking and not less than 5 minutes in there is someone banging on the door. After about the third time, her teacher went to the door and asked if she didn't see the sign. She said she did but she is in a hurry and there is a line forming. She asked what time her appointment was supposed to be. The parent said "oh I didn't make one because I didn't know when I would be available today so if you could just see me for a minute I am in a hurry." My daughters teacher sounded a little flustered but still nice and said "I am already with one parent and that gentleman there has the next appointment. If you would like to come back I have openings at x,y,z times." And the parent actually started yelling at her about how she was here now and didn't have time for this nonsense and the whole thing is stupid and should just be first come first serve. The teacher was getting irritated by that point and told her if she had a problem with the policy and system in place she needed to take her concerns to the office and that she needed to get back to her appointment with the current parent. (Me) I wasn't really that upset as the only reason I was even there was she asked me to come to discuss the request of another parent involving my daughter but reason 7362516381 I couldn't be a teacher. I would have smacked that woman.