Friday, September 12, 2008

Sad Commentary: Part I

As part of Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Fiesta Finish, we bring you Excessive Excess!

We sold the 2008 Yearbook for $65 a book. 31 Yearbooks were not picked up. For those who are counting, that's $2,015 that parents from Our Humble High School Collectively Flushed. Go Figure!

A PS to you Concerned Bloggy Friends (added at 2 p.m.): Yes, we do get extra copies of the yearbook from our yearbook publisher. We got 12 extras in June, and sold them all. The books you see in the photo above were paid for by parents at the beginning of the year. Yes, they've been notified that we have their child's yearbook. No one has come to pick up the strays--yet.

11 comments:

Deanna said...

Does your yearbook company send you overages? Our yearbook company always sent us a few extras to try to sell.

There are always those who don't pick up. That is the ultimate in laziness and craziness to throw money away like that.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Wow. That's an expensive year book! Prices have doubled since I graduated 23 years ago.... You'd think the parents would want that book if they paid that much money for it!

Candy said...

Isn't that amazing? And they probably have no idea they were never picked up.

My kid's was $91 this past June. We picked ours up :)

Hippie Family... said...

holey cow!! That's insane.. you should give them out as prizes or something, what do you do with leftover yearbooks? give them to the art department for scrap? give them to the math classes for counting?

Susie said...

That does seem pretty crazy. Why pay for something with no intention of picking it up? Weird.

Frizzy and Bird said...

I can't believe someone would go to the extent of paying and then not pick them up. Getting them is the fun part not the paying for them.

Teri said...

I wonder if those people moved? Or just decided their picture looked yucky. :-)
Found you on Candid Carrie.

Urban School Teacher said...

It doesn't make sense that someone would pay $65 for something and then not bother to pick it up. And anyway- $65 for a school yearbook! Wow!

Candy- If I were crazy enough to pay $91 for a yearbook, I would certainly expect it to be delivered to my door.

Gina said...

Maybe they'll pick them up at their ten year reunion.

Dawn said...

That's a shame! I wonder if anyone has told the people that they need to pick up the books? Sometimes as parents we forget these things! Good luck!

HappyChyck said...

Ten years from now these will be the people who contact you asking if you have any yearbooks left over from way back in 2008!

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