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Angry parent takes matters into his own hands after getting an early wakeup call

For parents with children in grade school, school delays due to bad weather are a common occurrence. In most cases, parents can get notifications of school delays/closing by checking the internet, through email, or by catching the local news before heading to bed. Some school districts, however, take the extra step of robocalling parents to let them know of delays/closings.

Aaron Titus, father of five, became more than a bit irritated when he was woken up at 4:30 by a robocall from the Prince George's County School District informing him that the start of school would be delayed by two hours. Titus was perturbed because 1) it was 4:30 in the morning, and 2) he already knew about the delay because he saw it on TV the night before, states the Washington Post

So Titus decided to take matters into his own hand by finding an online robocalling company to dish out a bit of payback. In the end, he found the phone numbers of 19 school officials and sent them their own 4:30am wakeup call the very next morning.

The recording explained:

This is a Prince George's County School District parent, calling to thank you for the robocall yesterday at 4:30 in the morning. I decided to return the favor. While I know the school district wanted to ensure I drop my child off two hours late on a snow day, I already knew that before I went to bed. I hope this call demonstrates why a 4:30 a.m. call does more to annoy than to inform. Quit robocalling parents at 4:30 in the morning or at least allow us to opt out of these intrusive calls.

Of the 19 officials (including the superintendent) that were called, 8 of them actually woke up to answer the phone.

After being awakened by the robocall, school board member Donna Hathaway Beck stated,  "I wholeheartedly agree that calls at that hour of the morning are a bad idea."

A spokesman for the school district said that someone entered the wrong time into the system, as most robocalls go out in the 5 or 6 o'clock hour. However, the damage was already done -- over 127,000 households were contacted.

"I think, in the future, if we know the night before, we need to make the call the night before," concluded school board member Edward Burroughs III.

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RE: Timeriffic
By torpor on 1/14/2011 4:33:32 PM , Rating: 5
Do you know where you are?

This is a technology website.

The only "booty call" most here will get is when a computer won't booty up.

RE: Timeriffic
By corduroygt on 1/14/2011 4:44:56 PM , Rating: 5
You never used the excuse "I'll fix your computer" to get inside a girl's room, and since she's now already trusted you into her place as a friend or acquaintance, to take things further? :) I know I have, when I was young and good looking back in the day.

RE: Timeriffic
By heffeque on 1/14/11, Rating: -1
RE: Timeriffic
By Kurz on 1/15/2011 9:20:20 AM , Rating: 1
Hey... Its happened to me on multiple times (3-4 times total). Girls call me up to fix their computer and by the end they start feeling me up.

There is nothing lame about it.

RE: Timeriffic
By priusone on 1/15/11, Rating: -1
RE: Timeriffic
By sorry dog on 1/16/2011 1:11:58 PM , Rating: 1
Oh you know you'd pull a Egon to get in Annie Potts Pants.

If not your just gay.

RE: Timeriffic
By Topweasel on 1/17/2011 10:03:44 AM , Rating: 2
In the words of Lonely Island... Doesn't matter just had sex.

Really who in the world cares how one meets another consenting adult to copulate with.

RE: Timeriffic
By Makaveli on 1/14/2011 6:24:07 PM , Rating: 2
Lmao you assume everyone that post on this site is some kinda geeky nerd that can't get chicks and its far from the truth.

It boggles my mind that you can come to that when you don't know anyone on her personally or know what they look like.

RE: Timeriffic
By vol7ron on 1/15/2011 9:24:10 AM , Rating: 4
He made that assumption based on personal experience. He has nothing to compare his life to, so everyone shares the same life as him.

RE: Timeriffic
By XSpeedracerX on 1/15/2011 3:27:35 AM , Rating: 3
And you think there aren't girl nerds who read this site, as well as others? Nerds are born like every other human being on this planet. They don't hatch from eggs or crawl out of holes in the ground. The old ones die off, so the new ones have to be coming from somewhere...

"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone

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