I was accidentally available for a meeting organised for volunteers to help for the school fete. So dragging my 2 little ones to the staff room not knowing what I was getting myself into, we sat down to discuss what halal food we would be serving, who would do what and how much we would be charging.
My son’s school is multicultural. The school fete runs about 5 or 6 different food stalls. Chinese Food, Malaysian/Indonesian, Korean, Greek I think and then there is the Halal food store. Now these are all organised by parents and other volunteers.
Talk began on what the stall had done last year. What food was served? Was it a success? How much money did we raise? Well apparently, the school doesn’t tell individual stalls the exact amount raised because get this..the parents get too competitive.
Nevermind that any profit goes towards bettering the school for everybody but some parents make everything a bloody competition. Telling people not to buy from certain stalls and STEALING food from other stalls. Last year a group stole a carton of oil from the halal food stall. STEALING, PEOPLE!
So we have been told to expect some sabotage. SABOTAGE? At a school fete for goodness sake?
Well, you know what? Game on, molls*.
Bring it ON!
* I do not watch this program but this particular expression please me greatly.