I just wrote a check for $64.04 to Jostens for 1 cap, 1 gown, and 1 tassel. $9.00 of that was “shipping and handling” where said items will be plopped at the office at Brookfield East.
Tell me, Elmbrook. Who’s picking up the kickback for that kind of deal? When I called the office just now the coordinator DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THE COST of a cap, gown, and tassel. She said she doesn’t worry about that kind of thing.
(I do have a gown in the closet from sons 1 and 2 – but they are over six feet tall. Still I’ll be throwing it over the youngest to see if it will do.)
Regardless, it appears I’ll still be paying $9.00 “shipping and handling” on the tassel even if that’s all I buy.
Make no mistake Elmbrook taxpayers. Not one administrator really cares how your money is spent.
Update – 9:00 a.m. – Called DIL’s mom – will be borrowing DIL’s gown she and her sister shared. Will use one of the caps we have around, too. Finding good sources for the tassel at about $10 total.
Elmbrook this is war. I may even start a business out of the experience. Can you imagine how many of those stupid gowns are hanging in Brookfield closets? If I bought them all at $10 and rented them for $10 a year, they’d probably last on average for five years…
Problem solved. I called the rep, and for less than $10 I can buy a tassel when they are at the school tomorrow. No shipping and handling. I’m much happier.
Of course, there are still all those others spending the money because they don’t know of the $10 option. Oh well.
The youngest picked up her tassel today. Yes, the tassel was $8, but the little dangling charm was another $9. Add the tax and it’s almost $18. The Josten’s rep didn’t exactly tell the truth. So what’s new?
Still, it’s over. How sad Elmbrook will allow such a miserable vendor interfere with the pleasure of graduating from the district.