By GreatSchools Staff
She spots you curbside at the school pickup area, and you duck behind a tree. Eyes gleaming like a predator going in for the kill, she clutches her clipboard, her pumps hitting the pavement with a terrifying patter. Her updo is impeccable, her power suit immaculate. You glance down at your oatmeal-stained sweatpants.
Is there no mercy? It’s not enough that you ignored her emails, phone calls, Google spreadsheet invitation, and countless IMs. Now she’s calling your name like a long-lost BFF. Your mind races. What have you forgotten — the $5 for the teacher gift? Brownies for the bake sale? The hose! You were supposed to supply one for the car wash, right?
Suddenly, the horrifying truth dawns on you: You might escape this year’s scary volunteer mom, but there’s always another one. And she will find you, and in the end you won't be able to say no to her. Because in addition to everything else, she’s got something you don’t: moral high ground.
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