Apparently, I am Poor and In Need of Assistance...

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So, school started not long ago...

My 8 year old is in the 3rd grade and apparently when they
start school there is a lot of interaction. You know, where do you
live? What's your name? What do your parents do? kind of questions
asked by the teacher.

No doubt when the teacher asked "what do your parents do"? My 8
year old answered NOTHING lol....

So, he starts bringing home these forms for things like catholic charities,
fuel assistance programs, etc... Also, he kept bringing his lunch money
home saying he got "free lunch".

Finally, I called the school this morning and asked to speak to the
principal and asked why he was getting free lunch and why he
kept bringing these papers and forms for assistance home.

The principal said I would need to speak to the guidance counselor...

So, I'm thinking to myself "what the hell is going on"?, right? lol

The counselor gets on the phone and tells me that my 8 year old
said that both of his parents were UNEMPLOYED and that because
of that he got free lunch and they were trying to assist us financially...

Needless to say, I'm going to have to sit down with my 8 year old
tonight and have a talk with him
#apparently #assistance #poor
  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    hahaha....what you should do is go at the school to talk to the counselor but pull up in a porsche or some sht
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    • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
      Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

      hahaha....what you should do is go at the school to talk to the counselor but pull up in a porsche or some sht
      Just make sure your income tax returns are in order first...
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      • Profile picture of the author steven90210
        Originally Posted by kelvin yeo View Post

        Just make sure your income tax returns are in order first...
        Haha! 100%! Many entrepreneurs seem to ignore the IRS dept for certain reasons! :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

      hahaha....what you should do is go at the school to talk to the counselor but pull up in a porsche or some sht

      lol - No thanks! I'm going to roll in my Durango until the wheels fall off

      I hate car payments. My wife wants to get a new car, but it doesn't make
      sense to me. The Durango is only 4 years old or so and still runs great, plus
      we can drive it out on the beach
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    • Profile picture of the author Gee S
      Haha yep I'd go with that! The look on the counsellor's face would be priceless!

      Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

      hahaha....what you should do is go at the school to talk to the counselor but pull up in a porsche or some sht
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    hell, take the money

    You've certainly paid enought taxes into the system. Get some back. It's not your fault that the school administration arbitrarily enrolled you into assistance programs without checking the facts. Therefore, you've done nothing fraudulently.

    Accept their generosity with a humble smile and give the kid an allowance raise or something.

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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      Jeremy,

      Thanks for that story! I laughed out loud, still have a smile on my face.

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        Here is a video of the culprit


        Don't mind the username for the YouTube Account...The account was for another project and I uploaded the video to the wrong account
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        LOL, many years ago, when I was still living in Canada, my son's class was going for a weekend trip. They needed volunteer parents. My son volunteered me, as "My Dad is free. He doesn't have a job."

        It was one fun weekend. I got a group of rowdy boys and we had pillow fights. Funny thing was, the school never asked me to help out again. Seems they wanted responsible adults.
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    Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

    ...

    Needless to say, I'm going to have to sit down with my 8 year old
    tonight and have a talk with him
    If so you need to talk also to the teacher

    Timo
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Stop the charade! We know you are poor. Why fight the help others want to give you?

      While your at it, where is your new WSO? - YES! There really is such a thing as a FREE LUNCH! Stop paying and start eating! Learn my techniques to doing nothing all day and getting a Free lunch! Only $97
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    This thread is just so funny!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    When he was 8, my son frequently told his mom (my ex-wife) that all I did was play on my computer all day. He also told his teacher that I didn't have a job.

    I now make the time to show him the projects I'm working on so that he has a better grasp of what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Great story
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
      Originally Posted by dave147 View Post

      Jeremy,
      I have set up a trust fund for you, it's called "Help Jeremy Today"
      There is 50cents in it so far. Warriors please contribute HERE
      What do need warriors for when you've already got rich celebrities like that signed up?

      Haw!
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
        That is freakin' HILLARIOUS!!!

        When I tell people what I do, I think they think I am unemployed or something.

        I think your son was trying to help you re-direct some of your money to help with your outsourcing bill lol
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
          My 16 year old "daughter" - Not really sure what the proper word is because she is actually my wifes sister but we have legal guardianship of her has 2 websites.

          One of them is monetized and people are actually forced to complete a CPA offer prior to entering the site. Right now she makes on average $700 a month from that.

          She does all the work content wise etc which generally takes her about 2 hours a week.

          I think she definitely sees the "power" and she is always asking questions and asking me about different software etc...So, I'm pretty sure she is a warrior in the making

          Her other site is one that is just for her personal use. Pretty much a blog under a pen name where she kind of "airs out" certain people.

          If people ask my older sons what I do...the come away from the conversation thinking that I sell stuff on ebay lol
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          • Profile picture of the author Llewelyn
            Jeremy, you sure have interesting and hillarious stories.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
            Umm try sister in law Jeremy lol

            Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

            Not really sure what the proper word is because she is actually my wifes sister
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          • Profile picture of the author Riz
            LOL at the school story - too funny......

            WOW - well impressed with your "daughters" results.

            $700/month from one site that takes her 2 hours per week. That's almost $100/hour - not to shabby for someone of 16.

            Did you teach her the strategies Jeremy?

            Now teach her to outsource and rinse and repeat.

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            Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

            My 16 year old "daughter" - Not really sure what the proper word is because she is actually my wifes sister but we have legal guardianship of her has 2 websites.

            One of them is monetized and people are actually forced to complete a CPA offer prior to entering the site. Right now she makes on average $700 a month from that.

            She does all the work content wise etc which generally takes her about 2 hours a week.

            I think she definitely sees the "power" and she is always asking questions and asking me about different software etc...So, I'm pretty sure she is a warrior in the making

            Her other site is one that is just for her personal use. Pretty much a blog under a pen name where she kind of "airs out" certain people.

            If people ask my older sons what I do...the come away from the conversation thinking that I sell stuff on ebay lol
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    LOVE this thread - too funny!
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    Great story, i found this post very amusing!

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  • Profile picture of the author SolomonHuey
    wait wait free lunch?! hook it up bud

    Just wanted to jump in and also say great/funny storyBut yea sometimes I think it's better to be known as a bum

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  • Profile picture of the author David Chung
    Wow, you know it's kind of cool that your government or whoever is in charge of doling out that assistance would be so willing to give some of it to you without even checking out the facts first. Aside from the cheap, wait-forever-in-long-hospital-line affordable substandard health care system that's available to everyone who can't pay for real health care, there isn't as much of a social safety net where I'm from.

    I guess I'll just have to set up my own 'Social Security' system through Adsense or Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    I had the same experience...

    My son's teacher asked him when he was 5 years old, "What is your daddy's job?"

    His reply was, "I don't know, he drive car only"

    Well, I often drive my son out to play you see.

    Good thing that I didn't get all those stuff that Jeremy got. For us, we have to proof our poor with income tax...
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  • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
    As a psychologist I understand why everyone gets labelled but.........................
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    Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

    So, school started not long ago...

    My 8 year old is in the 3rd grade and apparently when they
    start school there is a lot of interaction. You know, where do you
    live? What's your name? What do your parents do? kind of questions
    asked by the teacher.

    No doubt when the teacher asked "what do your parents do"? My 8
    year old answered NOTHING lol....

    So, he starts bringing home these forms for things like catholic charities,
    fuel assistance programs, etc... Also, he kept bringing his lunch money
    home saying he got "free lunch".

    Finally, I called the school this morning and asked to speak to the
    principal and asked why he was getting free lunch and why he
    kept bringing these papers and forms for assistance home.

    The principal said I would need to speak to the guidance counselor...

    So, I'm thinking to myself "what the hell is going on"?, right? lol

    The counselor gets on the phone and tells me that my 8 year old
    said that both of his parents were UNEMPLOYED and that because
    of that he got free lunch and they were trying to assist us financially...

    Needless to say, I'm going to have to sit down with my 8 year old
    tonight and have a talk with him
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo-Acosta
    LOL.....Thats hilarious I can picture the teachers face when he answered " Nothing, he does nothing" The teacher was probably like that's preposterous.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    So your kid does't know you work hard to keep a roof
    over his head? That should be corrected immediately.

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  • Profile picture of the author misterdonman
    jajaja That's gotta be one of the top 10 most funny anecdotes related with internet marketing, it could even become a book, jajaja Some day my kid will also state that I do nothing but surfing the web jajaja
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    "All my daddy says is BOOYAH! another clickbank sale" LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
      Jeremy, it might be time to add a "Buy Me a Beer' button on the little guy's blog. That way he could see how this whole thing works.

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      • Profile picture of the author kf
        Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

        Jeremy, it might be time to add a "Buy Me a Beer' button on the little guy's blog. That way he could see how this whole thing works.

        KJ
        Well just imagine what actions the school will take if he starts feeding his 8-year-old beer ...

        Like they will appreciate that it is virtual beer (rolls eyes).

        On a serious note, given the (apparent) state of the economy, it's a shame that, especially in the schools, the only way you are seen to be secure financially is if you are suiting up and jumping on the subway or bus every morning to show up at a job.

        This kind of shallow thinking has millions running around as unemployed 'victims' of the recession rather than creating their own way in the world.

        If I thought I could stand a classroom of excited 8-year-olds, I would sign up ASAP to be first when they do show and tell, or whatever they call it when the parent goes in and talks about their 'job'.

        Why not see this as an opportunity to expand their minds beyond the security of the teacher's and school administration's thinking and give them a glimpse into the possibilities of entrepreneurship?

        Just a thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      Originally Posted by Kael41 View Post

      "All my daddy says is BOOYAH! another clickbank sale" LOL
      Hahaha that's great!
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Whilst I do kinda like the mystery factor IM has to most regular people(bemused looks on their faces when you tell them what you do), it can also lead to embarrassing/uncomfortable(although entertaining) situations like this. If someone like Jeremy is 'poor and in need of assistance', someone like me(and a lot of us IM mere mortals) must be homeless and without 2 pennies to rub together

      Originally Posted by Kael41 View Post

      "All my daddy says is BOOYAH! another clickbank sale" LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author BeachCruzer
    I am surprised being 8, you haven't showed him what you do.

    Maybe you should have him start his own site, blog etc. so he can make money too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    VERY FUNNY. Gotta love internet marketing. My grandmother and aunts still harass me every time I see them about getting a real job etc. I've given up trying to explain what I do and just let them wonder how I afford the things I do.


    people just dont understand that you can make money without working 9-5 and without starting a brick and mortar
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Embry
    LOL- my husband & I are both self-employed & we meet clients at Starbucks almost daily. Last year, one of the mothers in my daughters kindergarden class made up a list of all the parents- contact numbers, place of employment, etc. She listed "Starbucks" as the place of employment for my husband & I...haha! Apparently the teacher asked all the kids what their parents did for a living & my daughter said, "My daddy works at Starbucks."

    Free lattes for everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kappa
    Funniest thing I read all day.

    Don't quite understand why there needs to be a discussion about what parents do for a living, but whatever. If so, maybe let the children who want to share do that during career week or something. Must be truly humiliating for the kids whose parents are laid off on unemployment, or having to reveal your family structure (single parent home, possibly don't know one parent, parent in jail etc.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jhf14
    haha that is halarious! but hey, at least you got some free lunches out of it!! (or your 8yr old did that is!)
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    • Profile picture of the author adamv
      Originally Posted by BeachCruzer View Post

      I am surprised being 8, you haven't showed him what you do.

      Maybe you should have him start his own site, blog etc. so he can make money too.
      It's Jeremy's 3 year old that's going to be the next big internet marketing sensation. He makes a cameo on every video that Jeremy puts out.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
        Originally Posted by adamv View Post

        It's Jeremy's 3 year old that's going to be the next big internet marketing sensation. He makes a cameo on every video that Jeremy puts out.
        lol - Yeah, I don't think I've done a video yet where he has not at the very least been heard...

        The most embarrassing one was when in the middle of creating a video he comes storming out of the bathroom:

        "I went poop on the potty - Not in my pants - Give me five!!!"

        lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Lutz80
    That is classic , i have 3 young children myself and they do say so crazy stuff to people all the time. It is nice to know it is not just my kids lol. They say I am unemployed too because I don't go to a job and work out of my office here.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    Hilarious. I think it's time for 'the talk', though, with the teacher. I can't imagine what or why the parent's occupations had to do with anything--and how he ended up in those programs without parental consent. So are you going to tell them "I'm am Im-er" or will you change it around a bit for believability?

    And it wouldn't hurt to show the kids what you do in a very elementary way so he knows how you're paying the bills. You'll know you got it right when you get the glazed over eyes and he still tells people whatever he wants to about your J.O.B.

    Yuck. Free lunch, but who wants it! In this area there was a huge kerfuffle about ketchup being recognized as a vegetable for the school lunch program.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Fox
    Hey Jeremy,

    Maybe you can give back to the school since they
    want to help you.

    Maybe create a course called "PTA Bootcamp"
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  • Profile picture of the author bhopkins
    This is funny. I just told my 17 year old about it and now he says he is going to school tomorrow and tell them I don't have a job and set at home on the computer all day.

    Of course his plan is to get lunch for free so he can use his lunch money for other stufh he wants like the new Halo :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
    TEARS are rolling down my face! That is just the best story ever!

    On the one hand, kudos to the school for trying to get 'a family in need' set up with some resources. On the other, why, exactly, do they need to know what you do?

    At any rate, it sounds like a run through of what daddy does is in order.

    Huge thank you for a great giggle!
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    • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
      That's so funny! Great story and thanks for sharing...
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    • Profile picture of the author LadyL08
      It's a little tongue in cheek, but my 16 year old daughter tells everyone I make the pop ups. Now some of her friends are mad at me for interrupting their computers.

      On a more serious note, I found it hard to get my family to understand that I was actually working. Especially in the beginning when there wasn't any money coming in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joanne Greco
      I love things that kids say.

      My kids are self educated and don't go to school anymore. My 11 year old daughter & I were in Game Stop the other morning buying Guitar Hero and the cashier asked her why she wasn't in school. My daughter, with a straight face said, 'I dropped out in the first grade. It was cutting into my playstation time".

      My husband told her to say that. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Bartlett
    hahahaha

    This is a really funny thread!!

    I love it, I dont have kids yet so I have this joy to look forward to. I guess this teaches me a lesson about how I need to make sure I educate my kids that daddy does actually work very hard

    I suppose it proves that there is such a thing as a free lunch!!

    It is funny though isnt it how hard it is for people to get their head around what you do.
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  • Free lunch - Sounds like another income stream to me. At least your son knows it is important to diversify!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    Ha, that is funny. Are you sure you haven't told him that you were involved with bum marketing? I'm sure that could be easily misinterpreted.

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    To the Poor Jeremy:
    People willing to help him out of the hole, buy my products and I will pay the entire 0% to him..

    Don't worry Jeremy, we warriors will help you out of it.


    LOL.. Just LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

    So, school started not long ago...

    My 8 year old is in the 3rd grade and apparently when they
    start school there is a lot of interaction. You know, where do you
    live? What's your name? What do your parents do? kind of questions
    asked by the teacher.

    No doubt when the teacher asked "what do your parents do"? My 8
    year old answered NOTHING lol....

    So, he starts bringing home these forms for things like catholic charities,
    fuel assistance programs, etc... Also, he kept bringing his lunch money
    home saying he got "free lunch".

    Finally, I called the school this morning and asked to speak to the
    principal and asked why he was getting free lunch and why he
    kept bringing these papers and forms for assistance home.

    The principal said I would need to speak to the guidance counselor...

    So, I'm thinking to myself "what the hell is going on"?, right? lol

    The counselor gets on the phone and tells me that my 8 year old
    said that both of his parents were UNEMPLOYED and that because
    of that he got free lunch and they were trying to assist us financially...

    Needless to say, I'm going to have to sit down with my 8 year old
    tonight and have a talk with him
    ROFLMAO!

    Please tell me you went easy on him? After all, he proabaly doesn't understand the concept of working from home....and I suspect the school doesn't either.

    Also, may I suggest getting him involved in Junior Achievement asap?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    Haha this is sure a funny thread.

    I personally do not have any kids so I do not know the experience that you have been through.

    You must be laughing all the way when your kids told you the full story

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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Jeremy, try offering a bootcamp for the kids, parents and teachers at the school.

    Classic, just wish I could see the video as they are blocked in China
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    HAHAHA! Absolutely quality story!

    Thank you for sharing it with us, great to start the day with a big laugh!
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  • Profile picture of the author EA
    Jeremy Kelsall You're the man! - Yeah talk to your son about this *Big Laugh*
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

    So, school started not long ago...

    My 8 year old is in the 3rd grade and apparently when they
    start school there is a lot of interaction. You know, where do you
    live? What's your name? What do your parents do? kind of questions
    asked by the teacher.

    No doubt when the teacher asked "what do your parents do"? My 8
    year old answered NOTHING lol....

    So, he starts bringing home these forms for things like catholic charities,
    fuel assistance programs, etc... Also, he kept bringing his lunch money
    home saying he got "free lunch".

    Finally, I called the school this morning and asked to speak to the
    principal and asked why he was getting free lunch and why he
    kept bringing these papers and forms for assistance home.

    The principal said I would need to speak to the guidance counselor...

    So, I'm thinking to myself "what the hell is going on"?, right? lol

    The counselor gets on the phone and tells me that my 8 year old
    said that both of his parents were UNEMPLOYED and that because
    of that he got free lunch and they were trying to assist us financially...

    Needless to say, I'm going to have to sit down with my 8 year old
    tonight and have a talk with him
    haha... Funny story. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amber Jalink
      Jeremy - this is wayyy too funny! What's sad (haha) is I can totally relate to you, I sat here laughing my *ss off but at the same time, nodding my head.

      Similar thing happened to me years ago when my daughter was in her early years of school...

      On one side of it when the teacher asked if her mom would be home, my daughter said, "yeah, she works ALL the time". (They thought I just played on the pc lol). Of course then it looked like I didn't spend much time with my daughter, when in fact as soon as she came home I stopped work and picked it back up after she went to bed ) (Obviously explains why at 13 1/2 now, she's actually very close to me - shocking for a teen girl LOL).

      Another time, in grade one, they put the kids into a class to learn computers. (Now, picture ANY one of us who work on the net all day, being forced to sit down to a "this is a computer, this is how you start it" discussion )

      She was bored.

      So the teacher asked if something was wrong, if she was having trouble with it.

      She said, "No, I'm just bored, I have one at home and I know how to use it".

      Teacher says, "Oh, your parents have a computer at home? Or do you play video games on your tv?" (Obviously thinking playstation).

      My daughter says, "no, I have my OWN computer. My dad built it for me and my mom taught me how to use it".

      Apparently the teacher was just a little shocked that we had each had our own computers in the house (actually far more lol).

      The teacher questionned further, thinking she was hearing wrong, so she asked what we do... my daughter said, "my dad fixes and builds computers... my mom does something on the internet".

      "Something". LOL!

      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

      LOL, many years ago, when I was still living in Canada, my son's class was going for a weekend trip. They needed volunteer parents. My son volunteered me, as "My Dad is free. He doesn't have a job."

      It was one fun weekend. I got a group of rowdy boys and we had pillow fights. Funny thing was, the school never asked me to help out again. Seems they wanted responsible adults.
      Can totally picture this too Kevin My hubby went on field trips a few times too... until he got a little annoyed that they thought he always had the free time to go on EVERY class trip! LOL! (None were overnighters though).

      Its classic to see the look on people's faces though - Jeremy, did you get a chance yet to explain it to the school?

      Curious to see what they'd say.

      Its even more funny when people *assume* you can't afford something, practically refuse to sell you something (because they think you can't afford it), then you walk in with something that blows them away cuz someone else WOULD sell it to you.

      We had a guy (friend actually) who ran a used car lot, who refused to sell us a car when we were in need of a new one, shortly after things turned fantastic for us online. He was willing to "loan us" the money to buy the car, we could make payments to him, on a car that was a $5000 used car. (We were just starting to look). We said it wasn't necessary, but he seriously thought we were in dire straits. (Okay, we had been tight financially a year before that, but we were okay by this point).

      We left without buying anything, deciding to think more about it. (I wanted a new car, not used).

      A couple of weeks later, my hubby saw him driving a one or two year old pontiac grand prix. My hubby asks how much one of those was going for. Our friend's answer: "You couldn't afford it"! :confused:

      I wish I had on video his expression when we pulled up and saw him about 3 weeks later in our brand new Lexus LOL!

      Classic. (Then he had his son come work for me for a while till I had to fire him for not doing anything LOL).

      But its funny how as this thread has said - people either think you "do nothing", or don't believe you CAN earn a living online.... funny seeing faces when you see their responses and reactions

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  • Profile picture of the author slovatt
    LOL...that's hilarious. But it is nice to know that there is assistance out there for families who really need it.
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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    mmmm......

    i guess that's what u get for talking about bum marketing......

    classic !

    i can just picture the expression on your face when u first heard.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Oh_Facts
    What a kick in the pants! Maybe this type of story will increase these days...;]
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  • Profile picture of the author Liz-K
    Very funny! I wonder what the reaction will be in school, if you tell your son you are an IM warrior and he relay this information to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Minbani
    This story made me laugh ~ and remember! When my son was 10 and started at a new school (My X was an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) in the RAAF and we were posted every 2 years) his new teacher was also new to the school and asked Matt what his Father did for a living. Matt told him that he was an ATC and the teacher thought an ATC was the bloke on the tarmac waving the paddles guiding planes into their bays! Talk about confusing a kid by trying to explain to a new teacher how ATC actually worked on his first day at a new school ....

    Every time we see that Ad on TV it makes us all laugh!
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

    So, school started not long ago...

    My 8 year old is in the 3rd grade and apparently when they
    start school there is a lot of interaction. You know, where do you
    live? What's your name? What do your parents do? kind of questions
    asked by the teacher.

    No doubt when the teacher asked "what do your parents do"? My 8
    year old answered NOTHING lol....

    So, he starts bringing home these forms for things like catholic charities,
    fuel assistance programs, etc... Also, he kept bringing his lunch money
    home saying he got "free lunch".

    Finally, I called the school this morning and asked to speak to the
    principal and asked why he was getting free lunch and why he
    kept bringing these papers and forms for assistance home.

    The principal said I would need to speak to the guidance counselor...

    So, I'm thinking to myself "what the hell is going on"?, right? lol

    The counselor gets on the phone and tells me that my 8 year old
    said that both of his parents were UNEMPLOYED and that because
    of that he got free lunch and they were trying to assist us financially...

    Needless to say, I'm going to have to sit down with my 8 year old
    tonight and have a talk with him
    It is no wonder America is regarded as God's own state - country. Though you may not need the help but it is something very good and I must say I am impress.

    Africa ( OKAY Nigeria) will not be anywhere near where it is if the leaders who are super rich learn to reach out to the poor and needy.

    An American have no right to be a scammer as you guys seem to have everything. I may be wrong but you don't want to be a Nigerian for so many reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Abeyratne
    This thread is hilarious!
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  • Profile picture of the author mekadon009
    almost laughed my heart out
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  • Profile picture of the author mekadon009
    but seriously though,u need to talk with your 8 yr old son
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi Jeremy,

    Interesting story...

    I can imagine what I should tell my child next
    time...

    Maybe dad is paid to surf net whole day...

    Hehe....

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author pmg2712
    Hey Jeremy ,
    That's really funny. I mean I can see the innocent face of an 8 year old and coming up with all charity papers... LOL..
    Wer can I contribute to "Help Jeremy Fund"??
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  • Profile picture of the author cjseven
    Very funny but at the same time it shows solidarity - and that should be appreciated.

    You don't want to be in a country where people / teachers just ignore poverty (it is not the case but the teacher didn't know) or provide humilliation instead of help.

    Antonio
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Lee
    That really is funny... I've got a 5 year old & I have two businesses that I run from home. Most of the day I'm on the phone & on the computer, he probobly thinks the same thing!
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  • Profile picture of the author elaine drennan
    A while back my 7yr old daughter was lying on the sofa behind me as I worked, looking bored and fed up that I was hogging the computer - again.

    Out of the blue she piped up "Well, I don't understand HOW the money comes out of the computer anyway!"

    I must have told her at some stage I wasn't playing, I was making money. Poor little Naomi was waiting for the coins to start falling out of the computer like a slot machine!!!

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      "WHO ELSE WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO GET A FREE LUNCH? SO EASY AN 8yr OLD CAN DO IT!"
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      • Profile picture of the author Sonja
        Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

        "WHO ELSE WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO GET A FREE LUNCH? SO EASY AN 8yr OLD CAN DO IT!"

        OMG! Freaking hilarious! 8yr old has broken the IM code and didn't spend a dime!
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    Hey, Jeremy, think you can me into that school?
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  • Profile picture of the author john2k
    It's easy to see how kids could get confused regarding what we do in this business. To some it seems as if it's like not working at all...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Great story! Thanks for sharing...


    Keep in mind... All kinds of innovative ideas come out of these type of Never ending life experiences! Which also reminded me on a related web concept started years ago...
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  • Profile picture of the author Roonie
    Too Funny!! Can't wait for the day my kids can tell folks their mama doesn't have a job!!
    Boo-Yah!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    HAH, this thread made my day XD
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Hey, i used to get free lunch from the school too
    .. The food was not too shabby ..

    :-D
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  • Profile picture of the author TimKerber
    That is a great story. Makes me wonder what my kids are saying. I should probably coach them a bit!

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  • Profile picture of the author richporr
    Thanks for the laugh, Jeremy.

    I'm sure you can clear it all up by explaining you market white, gray, and black hats.

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  • Profile picture of the author James Pateman
    Hi Jeremy, there is a lot to be said for being 'unemployable'.

    regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    lol thats funny as hell. Little kids are funny... good story!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brushtale
    First post I read today and it really set the tone. Smiling all day.
    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
      Oh, this made me giggle.

      Now, what do we do about the grown-up relatives who still insist that we're not "really" working?
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      • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
        Originally Posted by Jillian Slack View Post

        Now, what do we do about the grown-up relatives who still insist that we're not "really" working?
        Pull up in a sports car
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        • Profile picture of the author Irish Marketer
          Its amazing, I have that as well. My kids and family, oh are you working hard. The world is changing we are just ahead of the curve. They told Leonardo that he was nuts too
          , now wheres my brush
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    I love it, clasic
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