"This is a Prince George's County School District parent, calling to thank you for the robocall yesterday at 4:30 in the morning. I decided to return the favor. While I know the school district wanted to ensure I drop my child off two hours late on a snow day, I already knew that before I went to bed. I hope this call demonstrates why a 4:30 a.m. call does more to annoy than to inform.''Thankfully, the message was duly noted in fairly good humor by school officials:
It ended: "Quit robocalling parents at 4:30 in the morning or at least allow us to opt out of these intrusive calls."
School board member Edward Burroughs III said he had not personally gotten one of Titus's robocall rebukes, but considered it "very clever."I'm sure that Titus is a hero to anyone who thought about pulling off such a prank, but was afraid to do so. Chalk one up for the little guy...
"I definitely appreciate his creativity," he said.
On a more serious note, Burroughs said that "I think, in the future, if we know the night before, we need to make the call the night before." Ten o'clock or so may seem late, he said, "but 4:30 in the morning?"
The robocall, he concluded, made a point. "It's certainly something that I welcome all parents to do - communicate with us, by any means necessary," he said.