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fundraisers are evil

Post by xenolai » Thu Feb 27, 22:45 2003

We have this stupid fundraiser for school. It's called a hoop-a-thon, and the school board thinks we like it. NO, WE DON'T!! What makes you think we like it?!! HUH?? HUH?? It's freaking stupid!! So it makes more money for the school than an auction!! Well, at least the auction was FUN!! This is not fun, teachers, principal, whoever you are that thought this up!! It sucks!! I don't see HOW you can even CONSIDER thinking that we think it's fun and enjoy it! Y'know, maybe I should just fake being sick tomorrow!

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I am not looking for pity, please don't think that. I am just ranting about something so entirely stupid that...ok I will stop now.

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Post by zoe. » Thu Feb 27, 22:46 2003

my school sells cheesecakes and candy for fundraisers.
i'm not all that cool. but i hope i will be someday.

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Post by Zorpisuttle » Thu Feb 27, 23:04 2003

The only fundraiser you will see me doing is Girl Scout Cookies. And that's because they taste good, are traditional, and I wanna go to the dude ranch.
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Post by StarsInUrEye » Thu Feb 27, 23:50 2003

mmm.......cookies, cheese cake,candy......i wish we had some fundraisers going on where i live.

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Post by Rainbow Dolphins » Fri Feb 28, 0:24 2003

Ima raffle off a quilt for fundrasing, and possibly a couple other things. Hey... you look like you could use a new quilt... *brandishes raffle tickets* (please exuse my horrible spelling).

A hoop-a-thon?? That does indeed sound incredably stupid.
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Post by spacefem » Fri Feb 28, 7:11 2003

selling stuff for school was always one of my least favorite things to do. we used to have a fund raiser for choir, and I figured up that each person ended up making about $50 for the choir, so my senior year I tried to just give the teacher $75 and call it good and she said I needed to re-examine my attitude. Why, because my family members just loooove being bugged to buy wrapping paper every year? it was awful.

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Post by jem » Fri Feb 28, 14:37 2003

My school needs to have a fundraiser. I meanwe use colored paper, both sides all the time. Some rooms in our school don't even have walls, just they whatchamacallit things that fold up. We use sporks in the cafeteria. People from the school take pictures from the socail and sell them for $3. Is that stupid or what? Anyway, we sell :chocolate: .
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Post by cob » Fri Feb 28, 15:49 2003

apparently my class is selling pizza this month to make money for prom. as i skip class meetings, i was not informed of this. needless to say i am not selling pizza.

however, i will sell myself for 50 bucks :P

not really.

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Post by FernGully » Fri Feb 28, 16:03 2003

I'd completely do a hoop-a-thon! Would that be something like seeing who can hula hoop the longest... for money? DAMN! And no school. I'd be wearing a hula hoop with bells on it... that would annoying!
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Post by The Shrew » Fri Feb 28, 16:59 2003

zoe. wrote:my school sells cheesecakes and candy for fundraisers.
OMG, r u like swrious? cuz my skool does too!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! I'M SO CRAZY!!!

hey am i still a newbie???
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Post by zoe. » Fri Feb 28, 17:26 2003

The Shrew wrote:
zoe. wrote:my school sells cheesecakes and candy for fundraisers.
OMG, r u like swrious? cuz my skool does too!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! I'M SO CRAZY!!!

hey am i still a newbie???
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Post by cob » Fri Feb 28, 19:01 2003

The Shrew wrote:
zoe. wrote:my school sells cheesecakes and candy for fundraisers.
OMG, r u like swrious? cuz my skool does too!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! I'M SO CRAZY!!!

hey am i still a newbie???
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Post by Turc » Fri Feb 28, 19:04 2003

I never do fundraisers that involve selling things to my family anymore because my parents think they're annoying and they'd rather just pay the balance. So that's what I usually end up doing.

In elementary school, we did Jump-A-Thons, but I never heard of a hoop-a-thon. Yay.

In jr. high, we sold magazines. Those come in handy.

right now, for sophomore class exec committee, we are going to sell prank bags for april fools day. we had some great ideas of what to put in the bags--- toilet paper, rice, marbles...
...still crazy, after all these years. : )

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Post by BCG » Fri Feb 28, 19:38 2003

To raise money for our trip to Scotland, my choir is having a rock-a-thon. Which sounds really cool, right? Local rock bands and maybe some food?

Well, no. It's actually all of us sitting around in rocking chairs, and ROCKING them until we can't rock anymore. And we take pledges from people, and they pay us for sitting around in our rocking chairs. Should be a unique social event. Frankly, if someone asked me to pledge money for them to sit in a chair until they couldn't stand it... I'd laugh at them.
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Post by xenolai » Fri Feb 28, 20:51 2003

For those of you who are wondering what exactly this "hoop-a-thon" is...

You have 8 minutes to make as many free throws as you can (my school is small, so this was mainly targeted toward the younger kids). Before you actually do that, you have about 3 weeks to go out and ask your neighbors and family for money. They can pledge you a minimum of $2 for a fixed pledge or a minimum of 10c per basket you make. Also, it doesn't matter if you have all fixed pledges, you have to shoot anyways.
Now, let me tell you something. You get really tired shooting basket after basket after basket, and your chest might start to hurt a little bit. If you're like some of the people in my class, you might even near pass out after only 6 minutes.
I might have missed some things about it, and I may have even explained it in a way that sounds fun to some of you. But believe me, it is not. Especially if you suck at free throws.
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Post by cob » Fri Feb 28, 21:50 2003

sounds fun to me. :P

you should just get them to let you play Baseketball for money. (did i spell baseketball right?)

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Post by FernGully » Fri Feb 28, 22:42 2003

Damn, I thought it was hula hooping. But basketball playing would be fun as well! I really dont see the harm...
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Post by xenolai » Fri Feb 28, 23:51 2003

oh, and we also have to make up a cheer and be enthusiastic and each class has to dress alike. which really sucks.
oh, i suppose shooting the baskets was okay, maybe i was getting a little worked up about it...oh well. it's just that...everybody else makes like 100 baskets and i make like 45.
don't think i'm whining, i'm not, but i don't like how people think that if you don't make that many you're a wimp. ah well, it's over now. :)
it's just the asking for pledges and doing the cheer and dressing just like the rest of your class i don't like. i suppose it wasn't so bad. but i still don't like it. :)

do you want to know what our cheer was? okay. I'll tell you. but you have to laugh. :D
"I've got a lovely bunch of basketballs (deedleleedee)
There they are all standing in a row (bum bum bum)
Big ones, small ones, some as big as a head.
Give it a shot, all ya got
That's what our teacher said."
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Post by xenolai » Fri Feb 28, 23:53 2003

cobain wrote:sounds fun to me. :P

you should just get them to let you play Baseketball for money. (did i spell baseketball right?)
ooh, that would be cool. just don't give me the ball too often, i can't shoot very well.
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Post by BCG » Sat Mar 1, 11:30 2003

FernGully wrote:Damn, I thought it was hula hooping. But basketball playing would be fun as well! I really dont see the harm...
I thought it was hulahooping too. That would be cooler. I can hulahoop, but I cannot play basketball.
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Post by SBC » Sat Mar 1, 11:43 2003

in gym class i stole all the hula hoops and tried to hula them all at once. i got yelled at by the teacher
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Post by BCG » Sat Mar 1, 11:54 2003

*bursts out laughing*

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Post by FernGully » Sat Mar 1, 12:25 2003

dont ever have a friend throw hula hoops to you while you attempt to catch them over your head. Especially not while drinking a juice box, which will inevitably burst and all the juice will go all over you. also, remember not to freak out and casually throw the juice box at the principle who is standing behind you the whole time doing that whole 'as soon as you turn around and see me standing here then we'll stare in silence for a moment until the realization of the trouble your about to get into sinks in' kind of look.
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Post by BCG » Sat Mar 1, 12:41 2003

I'm guessing you know this from experience. ;)
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Post by athena1999 » Sat Mar 1, 19:07 2003

I once hula-hooped for half an hour-- continuous on end.

Does anyone want to hear me bitch about having to go door-to-door, selling raffle tickets, all for a marching band trip to Orlando?
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