We won't know because the shut-up-it's-not-worth-fighting in me went with Chaco to the meeting last night.
Other parents there had the looks of people feeling the same way I was. Looks that said, "Okay, I came to your presumptive 'mandatory' meeting, this better be worth it", or "I graduated high school a long time ago, what you mean 'mandatory'?!" or "Clock's ticking. Speak and I'm outta here". It was a relatively painless power point presentation with the vice principal reading stuff to us from a handout packet. Stuff about the few weeks between now and graduation, rah rah rah.
I've been to my share of meetings. Some have been good and worthwhile, but a few (read: lots of them) have been quite boring. And I used to work with a guy who was narcoleptic. Interesting people those narcoleptics.
He fell asleep in just about every meeting I was in with him. The first time it happened, I didn't yet know that he was narcoleptic and I thought he was just really studying the notes in his lap. Then another coworker told me, "Nah, he's asleep".
He was also newly married and his narcolepsy was causing problems with the wife. It embarrassed her that he'd fall asleep while they had guests over. I was a little more concerned about what happens when he drives.
I remember sitting next to him at a large meeting - a sort of pep rally - and the Big Wigs would be there pepping us up. He and I were sitting near the back, and he requested that I elbow him good if he fell asleep.
"Oh, okay Ross (his name was Ross)", I told him. I knew I wouldn't do it. Let the guy sleep, and I didn't like the idea of elbowing him "good". As he drifted off with his trademark looking-at-lap posture, I contemplated ways I could make it look like he was awake (this gave my brain something to do during the boring meeting). Ross was a nice guy, and I also wanted to help with the wife troubles.
I wish I'd thought of this guy's solution: