Kidney for Sale
Applications, interviews, recommendation letters…I just couldn’t muster up the energy.
Confession #2 – Maya goes to public school because we didn’t want to have to sell a kidney to pay her tuition.
Prior to this decision I was trying to figure out how to auction off an organ without violating Ebay’s rules when Ali made a valid point – why on earth would we take out a second mortgage so Maya could learn her ABC’s?
After I recovered from shock that Ali and I were on the same page for once, I decided to head to Anthropologie to spend Maya’s tuition money. But a sudden deluge of donation demands stopped me in my tracks.
This is what was requested, all in the last 3 weeks:
- $900 for the “Enrichment Activity” fund.
- $250 for the “Save the Teacher” fund.
- $75 for the “Field Trip” fund.
- $15 a month for milk (and no, it’s not organic)
- $10-$15 for the class snack once a month
As if that wasn’t bad enough, I found this in Maya’s backpack:
While I completely understand that fundraising goes towards things that will benefit Maya at some point or another, I refuse to sell my friends and family $9 rolls of wrapping paper and trans fat filled chocolates.
Since I don’t want Maya ostracized because her mother has principles, this leaves me with only one option – I will be writing yet another check!
Let me know if anyone is in the market for a healthy kidney. In the meantime I’m off to go through Ebay’s Terms and Conditions.