Back To School In The Hood

September 18, 2016 by No Comments

Back To School In The Hood

Back to school in the hood is a lot different that when I was a kid. Serious product fail image, knives for sale for back to school! I supposed in the 50’s it was slide rules.

Exciting Kitchen Items

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Sharpen Your Pencils… and Your Knives?

As summer winds down and the store aisles become a cornucopia of school supplies, one can’t help but notice that this year, the definition of ‘cutting-edge technology’ in the classroom has been taken to a whole new level. Enter the “Back to School in the Hood” extravaganza, where your typical scissors just won’t make the cut anymore.

We’ve all been there, right? Walking down the back-to-school aisle, list in hand: notebooks, pens, glue sticks… and, um, chef’s knives? That’s right, a home improvement store, known for equipping DIY enthusiasts and not typically the go-to for school supplies, has apparently decided to throw a curveball into the traditional school supply lineup. Because why settle for merely slicing through the competition academically when you can julienne your way to the top?

In what we can only assume was a mix-up worthy of a sitcom plot, a display of gleaming kitchen knives was labeled as “Back to School” essentials. This gives “cutting class” a whole new meaning! One can only imagine the confusion of parents, kids, and not to mention, teachers, upon seeing these culinary cutters nestled between the erasers and the index cards. “Timmy, I said bring your tablets and textbooks, not a tableau of table knives!”

Now, before parents start envisioning their little ones dicing tomatoes in Home Ec class like they’re competing on a cooking show, let’s take a step back and chuckle at the absurdity of the situation. Perhaps it’s a commentary on the readiness one needs when facing the jungle that is fourth grade. Or maybe it’s a new strategy to make the cafeteria’s “Make Your Own Salad” day a bit more interactive.

Of course, we jest. Safety and common sense dictate that kitchen knives have no place on a school supply list. It’s a simple case of an oops moment in merchandising, turning what would be a mundane shopping trip into an anecdote that’ll be carved into family lore for years to come.

In the end, we’re all in for a slice of laughter, because nothing says “back to school” like a trusty No. 2 pencil and a… paring knife? So as we roll our carts past this display, let’s remember the most important lesson here: Always double-check the signage, or you might just end up in the most unexpected of homeroom situations!


Back to school night in the hood be like ….w/ @Tierinda Junita Pullins #backtoschool #fyp #sadtruth #lol #foryou

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