I have heard lots about parents waiting in long queues for their kid's school admissions; Quite a few jokes on parents waiting overnight in queues or starting the whole thing when the kid is just born and so on. But I had an unbelievable experience myself.
I had a good opinion on one of the schools in Chennai (still do) and am determined to put my kid into it (Yeah, I'm expecting and that will be a news to few of my blogger friends :))
I heard that there was pretty much a tough competition to get into that institute.
A cousin of mine who has her kid studying there said people register as early as during pregnancy. Though it sounded ridiculous, I thought I would call up to find out. After getting my details the office attendant asked me what the age of my kid was - I was quite embarrassed as I said it was a bit early and I was just expecting - it would be for the 2014 batch.
And guess what was the reply - I was late, the admissions for 2014 were already closed and they could probably give me a wait listed registration. I wonder how I managed not to pass out on the call.
I still can't believe this - but guys I do have a wait-listed registration on paper for a kid that is yet to be born - paid 500bucks for it!!
Welcome kiddo - There is a wild world waiting for you out there!!!