Hilarious reactions when the PTA asks for help

by PTAsocial in December 11, 2015

It’s been Christmas fair season and for many school parents associations it’s the biggest fundraiser of the year. All hands are needed on deck to pull together and lay on a magical day for the kids – Santa’s grotto, games stalls, festive food and drink — all needing a ton of volunteers to make it happen.

Yep, sure it would be a lot easier if loads of parents pitched in to help. But let’s face it — PTAs don’t always have the best rep, and some parents would rather run a mile barefoot in the snow than flip burgers for 3 hours at the Christmas fair. Hopefully everyone can have a chuckle about these reactions and see the funny side…

1. The One Who Runs and Hides

man runs and hides - camouflaged

from http://giphy.com/gifs/goofy-demo-camouflage-V1NxC1YoNEHBe

2. The One Who Feels Incapable

Woman says here social skills are very limited

from http://giphy.com/gifs/friends-awkward-alone-R9COWiWvCWMRW

3. The One Who Is Too Busy

[from http://giphy.com/gifs/life-catgifs-w0CPP48tkM6Ag]

from http://giphy.com/gifs/life-catgifs-w0CPP48tkM6Ag

4. The One Who Rolls their Eyes

Woman rolls eyes and sneers

from http://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-mrw-follow-5daVsq6hkeiY0

5. The One Who Just Assumes You're Joking

Laughing - thinks you're joking

from http://giphy.com/gifs/nbaontnt-shaq-inside-the-nba-on-tnt-3oEduK49WldTho4SDS

6. The One Who Refuses Cheerfully


from http://giphy.com/gifs/laugh-laughter-hahahano-l41lTMe938llNkbAc

7. The One Who is Unrepentant

Joey from Friends - I'm not even sorry!

from http://giphy.com/gifs/friends-tv-phoebe-ALd5afHotakNi


8. The One Who IS *Always* Sorry

Helena Bonham Carter - you're sorry, I'm sorry, everyone's sorry

from http://giphy.com/gifs/sorry-apologize-fight-club-ZNqJL5wJSssOk

9. The One That Just Doesn’t Care

Russell Brand gif: I don't care.

from http://giphy.com/gifs/boy-dont-care-russell-brand-D5c5Pi7BasGis

10. Nope… really no interest whatsoever

Alan Partridge - whatever!

from http://giphy.com/gifs/i-dont-care-give-a-shit-PYEGoZXABBMuk


11. The One Who is Oblivious (or feigns ignorance!)

Han Solo - What are you talking about?!


12. The One Who Can’t Possibly Cope

Y'all are stressing me out!

from http://giphy.com/gifs/alcohol-stressed-drinking-4Vgf5j6sQctG0

13. The One Who Scares You

Seinfeld vs Larry David - staring competition

from http://giphy.com/gifs/seinfeld-nationals-curb-OkhAprORXLuAU

14. The One Who’s Been Waiting for You to Ask!

Kim Kardashian euns around crazy, waving arms

from http://giphy.com/gifs/kim-kardashian-excited-crazy-vjG4gXZAbWRFu

15. ...and Jumps Right In...

Woman parading around as Wonder Woman

from http://giphy.com/gifs/lollapalooza-costume-wonder-woman-wonderwoman-l41lYsUuW12XLrcWc

16. .. But Doesn't Like the Way Stuff Gets Done...

Monica from Friends - fed up and frustrated

from http://giphy.com/gifs/friends-monica-geller-best-ever-ampPhLyxXQtHO

17. ...So Takes Over...

Sigourner Weaver - Gettin real tired of your sh*t

from http://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-sigourney-weaver-psychrophiles-pBHPKsE5lq4p2

18. ...And is Outraged When Challenged...

Woman looks outraged - fast zoom into eyes!

from http://giphy.com/gifs/shocked-surprise-LJPfWhMCs9Rks

19. ...And Quits!

Jon Stewart - You coulda had all this!

from http://wifflegif.com/gifs/303997-im-tryin-to-source-my-lindy-for-ts-gif

20. The One Who is Too Darn Scared to Say No

Bill Hader - nods in fear

from http://giphy.com/gifs/snl-reaction-G1TBeaRgypHfq

21. The One Whose Face Says It All

Cringe face!

from http://giphy.com/gifs/weird-creepy-awkward-DdSyXnrkVwyty

22. Then Accepts Their Fate Quietly

Paul Rudd - looks resigned

from http://giphy.com/gifs/GKQ16p1lhHmfK

23. Or Maybe Looks for Another Way Out!

Archie - Russian Roulette

from http://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-russian-roulette-fokaptLvSWs6I

Okay okay it’s not that drastic – but it can get easier if you let parents help just a little – without pressure especially if they pick and choose what they do and who with.

Did you recognise any of these reactions, or do you have more to add? Send us your #PTAreactions on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Buzzfeed.

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