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Old 10-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #16
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I have been referred to as a script kitty.
I don't even have to know what one of those is. I want it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:39 PM   #17
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I thought it was "script kiddie," and Sundae wants one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:45 PM   #18
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Ewwwwwwwwww!
Nah. Keep your kiddies.

In fact keep your kitties too I guess.
Diz is going for Villian of the Year in our house at the moment.
He'd probably leave a pile of warm bodies on my pillow.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:23 PM   #19
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In monster's case, it is a type of fundraiser where people buy giftcards ("scrip") from her for places they already shop at, but the school has purchased them in bulk at a discount so they make a profit on them.
Originally, the term was for... essentially gift cards, except it was used to pay employee salaries.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:19 PM   #20
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Scrip is any alternative to money, typically/originally used when the actual currency is not avaialable or not desirable for some reason. e.g. baby sitting circle in UK (maybe also here) where tokens are used instead of cash, so it isn't counted as income and you have to do your share. In the armies abroad, scrip is often used instead of currency so that it can be changed on a regular basis to make it less attractive to the enemy/ non militray personel who would be prevented from changing it into the new scrip when there was a changeover. I learned this from M*A*S*H
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #21
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I have a bunch of scrip from my uncles. some from viet nam and some from korea
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:12 PM   #22
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my grandfather was a major player in the collectors' world of Hop Tokens -a form of scrip and a sub-genre of numismatics. When he died, his hop token collection had it's own auction at Christies. As did his coin collection, but the hop tokens were the biggest deal....
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:08 AM   #23
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My Grandad's family collected Hop Tokens too.
But only in the sense that the family holiday when he was a boy was hopping in Kent...
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #24
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oh cool
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #25
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I wish our copier/ printer/ scanner actually scanned.
I have a little photo of them "down hopping".

Maybe I should read the manual - dad set it up and I just think he skipped a stage.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #26
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yeah, soom i'mm'a be scrippin on line so you really can get with the program and fundraise for my kids school
I keep thinking I should get a program going at our school... but it's so much work to organize! Your school is going to be so sad when all your kids age out.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:08 PM   #27
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I keep trying to come up with whizzy ideas for the PTA.
But they're a pretty canny team, and everything I come up with has been tried.

Nothing like scrip seems to exist here - I have searched and searched.
Maybe I can contact bookshops/ supermarkets and set up the first system in England.
And then write the bestselling autobiography I'm always talking about, and become a full time travel writer off the back of it.

Meh - I'd settle for making money for the school, but I'm not pushy enough (no insult intended, Monster).
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:15 PM   #28
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Fundraisers here are a) selling shit, b) collecting donations of good and services from area businesses/families/teachers and auctioning them off, and c) having a "fun fair." The most effective was the auction, but was a ton of work, so the PTA switched to a check writing campaign, and it actually brought in almost as much money with zero work. The parents were ready to pay to avoid volunteering so much time.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:57 PM   #29
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Darn good idea iffen you ask me.

Seriously, inefficient fundraising turns me off, and makes me less likely to donate.

If the school community is able to cough up $5000, take the lot for the school budget. Don't spend half of it on some lame "fun" fair that makes us waste our time as well.

I'm even more turned off by peeps who run epic distances or swim the amazon blindfolded to "raise money for charity". You're doing it because you want to, and this charity shennanigans is just your way of getting me to pay the expenses, with the leftover change going to some needy person. You care about the needy person? Shelve your ultra-marathon, and spend the time you would have spent running and training for it working a job and donating the money earned.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #30
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I'm totally in agreement. Scrip is the only one I will do because it's money you will spend anyway. Everyone (here) buys gas. $100/week = $4 to us. 40 school weeks in the year. 400 families..... Everyone buys groceries (the local food co-op does scrip so we can even cater for the hippies.... )

Sg I think it's possible over here because of the bigger profit margins on consumables and the huge shopping mentality compared to there. But I have no evidence to cite. It's just how it feels. I cannot believe how much people spend over here (and it may just be here in this middle class city)
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