DS's school has a back to school picnic every year, right at the beginning -- it's a simple potluck at a nearby park. DS loves it, but this year decided to go to his first soccer practice instead. Today at 4:00 I get an EMAIL that it has been moved to October. Now it happens that I checked my email, and it happens that we weren't going, and it happens that if we were going my lazy self would have stopped at the pizza place for take out, but nonetheless I know there are people who 1) don't have email 2) didn't happen to check their email between 4 and 6 when it's supposed to start 3) actually cook for potlucks or 4) change their childcare arrangements or work schedule for the day to accomodate the picnic. There are things I love about this school -- or I wouldn't send him there, but sometimes they make me want to scream! Seriously, how annoyed would you be to get (or not get) an email like that at that time.