Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Made The Team!

At the boys' school they have a pickle/popcorn day every other Friday where they sell pickles, popcorn, and Capri Suns to the kids to raise money. They like to have parent volunteers come in and pop the popcorn. They also use a phone tree with a recorded message whenever there is an announcement to make. Today I received this phone call:

It was the principal, and she said, "We still need three more people to pop popcorn for tomorrow. The first three people to call..." What? Their kid will get an A? extra credit? You'll get a portion of the proceeds? Where can this possibly be going?

"...will be put on the Popcorn Team." What?!? No WAY! Unbelievable! I wonder if I'll get to start?

Needless to say, I wasted no time in writing down that number and calling as fast as I could, hoping and praying that somehow my call would get through the tremendous volume of callers, each one of us vying for a coveted position on The Popcorn Team.

Yeah, so what if I was always on the B team? Never picked first for playground games of kickball? None of that matters now. Look at me now - First string. Popcorn Team. Eat your heart out, baby!


  1. You are SO LUCKY! Oh to be you.....popping popcorn! Although, I have to admit, for me, that would be way preferable to selling pickles. ha.

  2. I don't have kids... can I start my own popcorn team?! I don't want to be left out!

  3. No pressure, but you know how popcorn smells if you burn would not be the popular mom:) Wow, I wish I lived close, I would come by and buy some snacks. Sounds fun!