To those who think they don’t have to play by the rules…

November 26, 2014
Why can't everyone just follow the rules?

Why can’t everyone just follow the rules?

I feel irrationally rage-y today.

You see, one of the things that bugs me most in my little sheltered world are inconsiderate people. And yes, there are a LOT of ways to be inconsiderate but today really got my goat.

So let me set the scene for you…

Grey miserable morning.

Kids grumpy. Mom grumpy (and I didn’t brush my hair or teeth)

Rush to the car, running late! (as always!)

Pull up to the school DROP OFF ONLY to safely let my kids out cause it’s almost 2nd bell. (And by DROP OFF ZONE I mean a very small pull in area in front of the school with VERY CLEARLY MARKED SIGNAGE that you are not to leave your vehicle unattended cause its a pain the butt AND a major fire hazard as fire trucks can’t get in).

But WAIT, I can’t pull into the drop off zone because there are at least 8 cars PARKED WITH NO ONE IN THEM WHILE THEY TAKE THEIR KIDS INTO CLASS TAKING UP THE ENTIRE DROP OFF AREA!

And yes, I am writing in caps because I am pissed, and we are late, and its raining, and my kids are now going to have to hop out into traffic.

It is generally the exact same parents who do this day after day (yes I am talking to you BMW lady, and you Daycare Van dropper-offer, and you too rocker dude in the monster truck) so in my rage I pull into the closest vacant normal parking spot (cause I don’t park in the drop off zone) and storm into the school office to volunteer my services to be Drop Off Zone hell raiser for the next week. Give me a safety vest, some power to scold and a whistle and I am golden! I may have scared the secretary a little with my unkempt hair, stinky breath and ragey looking eyes but enough is enough!

Note: they haven’t accepted my offer yet….. 🙂

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply voula November 26, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Oh gawd you mean its not just our school? I’m right behind you with the parking rage…

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