Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm Still Here

I haven't posted since Wednesday. I have had all intentions to, but I've been C-R-A-Z-Y busy. Before I go on, I would like to thank EVERYONE for their comments to my last post. You all gave me a lot of love and I truly appreciate it. W. had another semi-meltdown on Saturday night. He had been outside ALL day and was completely over tired. Thankfully, this episode was short lived compared to the last.

So, now where have I been? Well, it's that time of year again and I am helping to prepare for the elementary school's PTA Installation Dinner and Chance Auction.

The invitations, which I donate, were just completed last night. BTW, we went with design #2. I have to drop off about 460 envelopes today to the various schools in town. Then I have to continue working on our Ad Journal, of which I am the chairperson for.

And while I am on the subject of the Ad Journal; If you own a business and would like to run an ad, please contact me. I am also accepting $10. donations from anyone who would like a chance at winning a $100. Visa gift card. Your name is listed in the journal under Friends and Family and you are automatically placed in the drawing. Please email me, for more info, at aschmittylife (at) aol (dot) com if you are interested.

The Auction is our school's biggest fund raiser of the year. It's a fun night out and we solicit some great prizes....of which I won quite a few of last year.

At our monthly meeting last week, some of the volunteers were talking about a scam that goes on by a group of women in the area. Apparently, these women show up to school Auctions and write a rubber check to get in. They take note of what color tickets are being used for the prizes. They then go back out to their cars where they have rolls and rolls of different colored tickets.

Yup, that's right, they grab a handful and place them in the buckets. Of course, they win and win and win; usually taking home the more valuable gifts. Everyone just assumes that they are a lucky table, when in all actuality they are scam artists.

They claim their loot and by the next day it's on Ebay! Can you believe it?! They sell the stuff off and collect the cash.

Now, who does this? What evil, deceptive type of person sits at home and concocts such a plan?

People NEVER cease to amaze me I tell you. This is exactly why I have a hard time trusting people.


Midwest Mommy said...

Wow! That is just plain crazy! I can't believe people would do that but since the economy is in the shitter I think stuff like this will only become more and more popular.

Lainey-Paney said...

that's so sad.

...and what in the world is a "rubber check"???

Mrs. Schmitty said...

You never heard of a rubber check? It's a bad check (You know, it "bounces"). LOL

Anonymous said...

That is just horrible! I cannot believe a group of women would actually do that! Men, I can see them trying to get over, but moms? That's just downright awful!

The Fritz Facts said...

Seriously...what kind of person would do that! It is just wrong, espcially at a school function. It makes you question everyone writing a check. How sad.

Bonnie the Boss said...

You are so good to be so involved and helpful. I can't believe people would do that, stupid ladies. You need to come up with a dastardly plan. Maybe a mark on the edge of the ticket that isn't noticeable that you can used to verify them.

Stacie said...


I hope they don't sabotage your event!

Patois said...

Tell me, though, if you're onto that scam, you know who the women are, yes? So it won't happen to you, right? (But, hey, I might get away with that at my school...once.)

Chris said...

DUDE! Are you serious? What kinda crap is that???

Maybe you should figure out a way to mark your tickets. Maybe a stamp or special colored pen that you can use to draw a line down the back of the tickets.

What evil people!

Justice Jonesie said...

That's nuts, how disgusting.

Good luck with the auction. I can imagine it's tons of work. Our school auction was last Saturday and like a bad mom I skipped it. (Shhh, don't tell). I bid on two items (not expecting to win) and I won them both. I suppose I'm glad but they took me for all my money!! LOL