I drove past the community sign board yesterday and the message on the right piqued my interest:
Because in between my four hour round trip commute to work each day, my actual job, baking for fun, not making dinner, attending my kids’ sporting events, taking a ton of pictures at my kids’ sporting events, worrying about the lack of indoor plumbing at my kids’ sporting events, complaining about having to work the concession stand at my kids’ sporting events, decorating my dining room table with the equipment from my kids’ sporting events, Happy Hours with the other sports moms, dog walking, and getting mani/pedis and massages, why wouldn’t I take on something else?
Earlier in the year, this encouraging — yet cringe-inducing — message was posted for students in our neighborhood:
It made me think maybe I should volunteer for the gig. I mean, think of editorializing I could do with the message requests for so many individuals and special interest groups…
Message request: REMINDER: FOLLOWING HOA RULES KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD VALUES HIGH!
Message request: NRA CHAPTER RECRUITMENT SOCIAL SATURDAY AT 2:00PM
Message request: LOST BOY’S BLUE BIKE. IF FOUND PLS RETURN TO COMMUNITY CENTER
Message request: OUR GHOULS AND GOBLINS WILL BE TRICK OR TREATING FROM 5-8PM
Message request: WEED AND WATER: IT KEEPS A LAWN AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFUL!
Message request: JOIN US FOR A PTA FUNDRAISING MEETING ON MONDAY EVENING at 6:30PM
And of course, there are the general public service announcements…
I’m not going to volunteer though. I have a feeling it would just end up like this: