A prime headache day.
Those don't come along often, but when they do, there is only one cure.
#2 Son and i spent a futile hour trying to get him a work permit. Someone here in our part of south Louisiana decided that before teens can get a job, they have to get a work permit from their school.
If the child is in a small private school or home school, you have to go to the public school s/he would attend to get this precious slip of paper.
It cannot be denied to the teen who wants it, no matter the student's grades or participation in other activities. It is not filed with any state or local agency. It is simply a paperwork boondoggle meant to make us run around uselessly so we can say we did it, if anyone ever asks, which they don't.
It is especially useless when, as with Bigger Girl a couple of years ago, it is needed for a summer job. Yes, when school is out, and you are 17, or even if you graduated at 17 as some do, you still have to go get a work permit from school.
A permit, as i noted, that they cannot deny you, and which no one will ever see or bother with.
Thus, after going to two different schools and being given information, but no piece of paper, i needed more coffee.
"Everybody should believe something. I believe I'll have more coffee." Anonymous
Day of Selene -- Ancient Greek Calendar (goddess of the moon, date approximate)
Equirria -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Cavalry Horse Festival)
of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows/Gabriel Possenti (Patron of
clerics, students, young people; Abruzzi, Italy; Catholic Action)
Yourself Day -- enrich your life by looking for ways to make a positive impact on the world, even if it inconveniences you
Independence Day -- Dominican Republic(1844)
Majuba Day -- South Africa (celebration of the Boers victory at Majuba Hill)
National Kahlua Day
Strawberry Day -- no, i don't know why this isn't in June, when the
berries are best; maybe the person who put it here had too much Kahlua
No Brainer Day - this day is for me! created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, "America's Premier Eventologist"
Polar Bear Day -- as declared by Polar Bears International
Read Five Pages in the Dictionary Day -- internet generated, and am i the only one who likes the idea?
Runic Half Month Tyr commences (cosmic pillar)
St. Galmier of Lyon's Day (Patron of locksmiths)
The Hop -- Fairy Calendar
Day -- Eton College, England (By the last will of two Provosts in the
16th century, each boy receives a threepenny piece on this day -- enough
to buy half a sheep back then.)
Josh Groban, 1981
Chelsea Clinton, 1980
Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas, 1971
Mary Fran, 1943
Howard Hesseman, 1940
Ralph Nadar, 1934
Elizabeth Taylor, 1932
Joanne Woodward, 1930
Ariel Sharon, 1928
John Connally, 1917
John Steinbeck, 1902
Marian Anderson, 1897
David Sarnoff, 1891
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807
Constantine I, 272
Today in History:
The first Russian Embassy arrives in London, 1557
The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland, 1560
Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese
into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci, 1626
Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I, 1670
The Pacific island of New Britain is discovered, 1700
Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords,
in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county
of Nottinghamshire, 1812
The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti, 1844
Composer Robert Schumann is saved from a suicide attempt in Rhine, 1854
Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland, 1861
The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships, 1870
Charlotte E. Ray becomes the first African American woman to earn a law degree, from Howard University, 1872
Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway, 1912
Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14, 1940
The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over, 1964
The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1973
People magazine is published for the first time, 1974
U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated", 1991
A Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya, 2002
The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years, 2007
Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, 2010
. . . and now it's Thursday
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