When Prince George's County, MD father Aaron Titus got a robo-call from his local school district at 4:30 a.m. informing him that his student's school would be opening two hours late, he was furious -- he already knew of the delay. So he decided to get revenge -- by robo-calling the members of the school board -- at 4:30 in the morning.
He did. It worked. Eight of the 19 members he sent his robo-message to picked up. This is what they heard:
According to the Washington Post, the district has since canned the calls. In an interview with the Post, one school board member said he understands Titus's frustration and even welcomed future calls.
"I definitely appreciate his creativity," Edward Burroughs III said. He then added, "It's certainly something that I welcome all parents to do - communicate with us, by any means necessary."