Star sent me this and wanted me to post it!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    [ame=""]YouTube- Awesome Answer Machine Message From Queensland Maroochydore High School[/ame]

  2. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Awwwww ... my sound doesn't work! What does it say? :(
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    [ame=""]YouTube- School Answering Machine[/ame]

    Here it is with words. This is the one she actually sent me but I couldnt find it the first time, now I just did. LOL.
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    OK that was so so wrong... er... real... I swear! LOL

    I'd like for a few "parents" I know to hear this!
  5. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    OMG! I LOVE it!

    Thanks, Janet!
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    OMG!!! I LOVE it!!! :D
  7. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

  8. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Sorry guys. It's not true.

    If it were true, it would be a funnier message. There isn't enough humour in this one to save the staff member who would have put it there. And by law, they would have had to include an option to "talk to a real person".

    The introductory text saying that this message was put on the machine in response to parents suing the school for students being failed for not turning in homework, assignments or for non-attendance - that simply doesn't fit the Aussie image either. Here, parents don't sue for that sort of thing. Instead, they either complain to the government, or to the media. Lawsuits against schools are so rare here that each one makes news. Especially lawsuits against a country school. Country people (in Australia) have their own way of dealing with school hassles. Picketing the school or Dept of Ed comes way before lawsuits. We're a nation of spectators, so picketing is very much a spectator sport.

    It originally wasn't Queensland, it was Pacific Palisades, and that wasn't true either. The finishing bit about "And if you want to hear this in another language..." was added to the Aussie version. So the person constructing the Aussie version could have been a Queenslander because our most famous xenophobe ("please explain") is Pauline Hanson, a woman who was persuaded to go into politics to give a voice to all the other racists and bigots out there who make Australia such a colourful place to live.

    The accent of the speaker isn't really Australian, there is an English overtone in there. Queenslanders have a broader accent than most. Maroochydore is a lovely spot, but it's definitely in the country, not the city. It's not far from Australia Zoo, so for accents - think Steve Irwin.

    Here is the Snopes link.