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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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Thursday, February 14, 2008


This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High School (California) staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine This is the actual answering machine message for the school. This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough schoolwork to pass their classes.

The outgoing message:

"Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection:

* To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1

* To make excuses for why your child did not do his work - Press 2

* To complain about what we do - Press 3

* To swear at staff members - Press 4

* To ask why you didn't get information that was enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5

* If you want us to raise your child - Press 6

* If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7

* To request another teacher, for the third time this year - Press 8

* To complain about bus transportation - Press 9

* To complain about school lunches - Press 0

* If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework and that it's not the teachers' fault for your child's lack of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!

* If you want this in Spanish, you must be in the wrong country.".

Apparently, this was never actually instituted. The threat of lawsuits and parent complaints stopped it's inception. But, I do love the idea.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Bwahahahahahaha, ain't it the truth. Very well done Mel. Have a great day. :)

Chuck said...

Hehehehehehe - grrrrr8 post! Nice. Way to go, Mel - happy day.

Sindi said...

Loved it he he he ha ha ha he he he he :)


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hmmm...surprised the message got through the politically correctness test.

Mimi Lenox said...


Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday Morning Power said...

Sandee, have a great evening.

Monday Morning Power said...

You have a happy one also. Thanks,

Monday Morning Power said...

Happy Valentines day to you also.

Monday Morning Power said...

This is so out of the ordinary for a school. My wife is a Middle School teacher and I know what their "political correctness" standards are. This is why I had to post this.

Monday Morning Power said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too.

Kim said...

Rofl Mel an ex school teacher I can really relate :))
I have an award for you at my place...
Happy Belated Valentine's....

Madamoiselle ver.2 said... never missed giving me a good laugh Mel. Press no.7 would be nice for my workplace hahaha...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Max said...



This is an awesome voicemail message LOL LOL LOL *nodding*!

"If you want this in Spanish you must be in the wrong country" - this is bad, man!


Anonymous said...

zephyr7 said...

Why are you shouting on us ;) Why are you using such a big font in your article?

Monday Morning Power said...

Hi Kim,
I'll be right over.

Monday Morning Power said...

I like # 7 also.

Monday Morning Power said...

Unfortunately, it never actually made it onto the answering machine.

Monday Morning Power said...

in the climate of clarity and honesty, I added your point of clarification and a link back to the site you listed.

Monday Morning Power said...

It does make it seem like I'm shouting. Point taken.....I have reduced the font.

I need feedback like this.

Thank you!

Amel's Realm said...

GREAT idea indeed. :-))))