My eldest recently had her school play and while the play itself was about as good as you would expect from a primary school play the preparations were so irritating. First of all the sent home a note in the beginning of term 4 saying that each kid in my daughters class needed a plain long sleeved top for their costume, not in term 3 when I could of just gone out and bought one. So I had the joy of going from shop to shop to be treated like a nutcase by the shop assistants for wanting a long sleeved top at this time of year. Apparently it’s unheard of for anyone to want them past August, even the op shops had none. Eventually I managed to get a hand me down from a friend of a friend, thank God. Then my in-laws couldn’t make up their minds which of the two shows to go to, and when they finally did I went to buy the tickets only to find they were sold out, which meant my partner missed out on going as he was going to go to the same show as them so hadn’t bought his ticket yet. According to my in-laws this was the schools fault as the play should of been put on in a bigger theatre at a different school so more people could go, never mind that the school has a purpose built center of performing arts, was putting on two shows and they only made up their minds the day before the dress rehearsal, so only two days before the show. So irritating so glad it is all over!
Posted anonymously, 12th November 2014