Yes, Boss, I Will Get Back to Work as Soon as I Finish Filling Out 90 Pages of Camp Forms

Anna Jadow
Frazzled
Published in
5 min readApr 5, 2023

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You’re right, Boss — I’ve been distracted lately and my work product has been subpar. In my defense, I’ve been filling out forms so my kids can go to camp this summer, and it’s a really time-consuming process. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the email I received a few weeks ago:

Good morning, parents! We at Camp Sunnydale are counting down the days to Summer ’23, and anxiously awaiting the moment your children step off the bus on the first day of camp.

Attached to this email are a few straightforward questions we need you to answer so that we can get to know your child and ensure we are able to meet his or her needs. And, before you ask, YES, we need these forms even if your child is only four years old! The forms are due in eight weeks, but you should start them today. Like this actual minute. Trust us.

1. Camper’s full name and date of birth.

2. Emergency contact’s name, address and phone number.

3. Does your child have allergies or asthma?

4. If you answered Yes to Question 3, please fill out the additional seven pages at the end of this document. If you answered No to Question 3, please fill out the additional seven pages at the end of this document.

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Anna Jadow
Frazzled

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