Sunday, September 2, 2012

Now totally determined

So we are a high school filled with tradition and school spirit. One of the things that makes the school unique is our Pipe Band with kilts. The plaid of the kilt is actually registered in Scotland. It was made for them, and only the band at the school can order the material. Pretty cool, right? 

About 10 years ago, as part of our yearbook concept we borrowed the kilts and had different leaders of the school pictured in the opening of the book wearing the kilts. 

Last spring, we knew we wanted to do that again. Only this time, I have been getting the run around. At first it was that everyone wants to borrow them, so no one gets to. But we had already borrowed them before. Then it was I can order the material and have non official piper kilts made. Ok.  Then it was no. And just find a pattern that is similar (harder to do than you might think) AND I'm being told no one will really notice that it isn't the right tartan. HA. It will absolutely be noticed. 

At this point, we have to change what we are doing for the yearbook. Fine, we'll do something else. BUT I am not done with this.

Causee now I'm pissed. So, I went online. Found the registery. And I have contacted a company in Scotland about having an official school tartan registered.  Yeah, yours truly will be the keeper of the control. BAM. If I do nothing else before I retire, I will make it so that the NEW tartan is the one everyone associates with the school. PERIOD. 

As a side note word on the street is that it will take a long time to get it made and it will be very expensive. Good thing I don't retire any time soon and I have a large budget at my disposal. 

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