Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ridiculcy

Ridiculcy: noun. Policies that make no sense but you must abide by them anyway.

Where I live, the school year is winding down to its last few days. With the end in sight, the principal of our school asked us to participate in the brand-new, shiny, incredibly awesome "Online Registration" for the upcoming year. Seems simple enough. Online registration=not having to hand carry the papers to the school. How awesome is that?

So, after following the trail of links you have to follow to get to the fabled registration form, I found out something...confusing. To me, and I'm sure to you, "online registration" means just that. Registering online. Turns out that is not this school's definition of the term. Then what is their definition, you may ask.

Are you ready for this?

According to this school, "online registration" is being able to download the form to print it out at home and bring it to school, as opposed to having to pick up a form at the school.

Last time I checked, that's not what that meant...

4 comments:

Kalia said...

Haha, hilarious!

As far as I knew, online registration is registing online!
Actually those words together can't be anything else, but that in their context!
Some Schools...

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ms said...

to some organisations, online registration means a website with information about "how to register". in some cases, it also means "call up the telephone number given on the website to register".

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Kristin said...

If it says "online registration" you should actually be able to register online.

It sounds like what the school really wanted was for you to print your own form with your own ink and paper. It saves them money and time. It saves you...nothing.

Fail.