If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter (and, if not, why not?) you’ll know that I frequently complain about the automated calls from Chesterfield County Public Schools telling me that school is closed or delayed. They generally come well before 6:00 a.m. While I do understand that buses start running not long after that, my child doesn’t catch the bus until 8:40. Plus, for years we’ve managed to figure out whether or not schools are closed by…oh…turning on the TV…and maybe even checking the Internet.
So I don’t see the need for the automated calls. They’re annoying and a waste of time and money. I love, however, how this Maryland father dealt with the same issue:
Md. father uses robocall to get revenge on school officials
The Washington Post
Awakened at 4:33 a.m. Wednesday by a ringing phone, Aaron Titus jumped out of bed in a panic…Sometime later in the day, the 31-year-old father from Fort Washington, a lawyer who knows a thing or two about technology, made a decision that might well bring amused satisfaction to like-minded parents everywhere.
Read on for his absolutely brilliant plan.
Just because you have technology, doesn’t mean you should use it.