Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not It! Not It! Not It!


Yes, my dears, it's that time of year again when 18-wheelers  are dropping off yearbooks at schools across the land. My 1,300 or so books are supposed to be delivered at 8 a.m., giving us a week to get them sorted and ready for distribution day on Friday.

And, yes, I know you think I should be excited about it all, but, no siree, Missy, I'm not. Instead, I think I would much rather just set my hair on fire and run screaming from the building.

Remember, we call this YBP time--as in YearBookPanic time. (I've written about it before here and here.) The time when newscasters across the universe highlight  yearbook disasters and mishaps with live news reports at 5 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock. And, of course, just in case you missed it, stories get posted at nano-speed across the Internet.

Once again I spent most of my weekend trying not to hyperventilate or yell, "Not it! Not it! Not it!" as Monday closes in.

In previous years, there have been reports of altered photos, embedded profanities and clothing issues. Other than the controversy over including a gay student's photo in the yearbook at a Mississippi school, things so far have been remarkably quiet this year on the YBP front.

But it's still a tad bit early. I'm hoping it stays that way, but just in case, let me once more shout: "Not It! Not It! Not It!"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a story from a town about an hour to the south of us.

http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_362f86e2-5b2c-11df-b1e6-001cc4c03286.html

mybellringers said...

OMG! Thanks for passing that on. Jeepers!

Chris Osborne said...

Wow, and I always thought my yearbooks were bad. But they were just poorly done things getting team pictures named wrong and saying certain people cleared 10 feet in pole vault when they didn't even make the team.

Clix said...

Wait... you guys don't have yearbooks that are error-free?

mybellringers said...

Hey Clix,
LOL… isn't your book error free too?

HappyChyck said...

Usually we just have misspelled words or a the same kid on a feature page twice. But this year...students just simply not in the book. I'm still not sure how we managed that...but their parents are not happy.

Curmudgeon said...

I understand misspellings but ...

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2010/052010/05192010/549032

"I have sex with people just to feel wanted."
"I worry all the time my ex-boyfriend will use the naked picture I sent him to ruin my life."
"I had an abortion and my mom doesn't know." "I once did so much pot that I woke up high."
"I'm pregnant with my best friend's boyfriend's kid."

mybellringers said...

Curmudgeon,
Someone else told me about that yesterday… Couldn't believe it. Not wanting to throw someone under the bus, but it begs the questions, "What part of that idea sounded good? Didn't red flags, bells & whistles sound off?" IDK… secrets, teens, sex, abortions, drugs… nothing good EVER comes out of that little mix…

Curmudgeon said...

The only good that comes out of an idea like that is the warning to next year's crop of advisors and editors.