Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stupid, "Special" Parent

Again today, for the 376th time this year, there was a vehicle parked in the bus zone this morning. I'm finding my spirit sorely tested every time this happens (and pray to God this isn't WHY this keeps happening), so, ticked off, I got off the bus to let the special parent know (as he was just getting back in his vehicle) that he was in the bus zone and that he now must WAIT.

Picture the scenario: I am pulled beside this vehicle. I tried to box the vehicle in so he couldn't move until I was done unloading the kids. The kids have to walk IN FRONT OF this vehicle to exit, now that the dumb, bone-headed special parent took my spot. I open the doors to start letting the kids off.

THIS MORON PARENT STARTS TO DRIVE.

I freak. Literally. I yelled at the top of my lungs to this parent who was coming between me and the bus door (with window down) to:

"WAIT! YOU HAVE TO WAIT! YOU CAN'T MOVE!"

This stupid, dumb, moronic, special parent yells back at me,

"RELAX, LADY! I DIDN'T SEE THE SIGN!"

Relax? Relax? NOW WHY DID HE THINK THAT I SHOULD RELAX? I yell again,

"WAIT! YOU HAVE TO WAIT!"

He again tells me to relax. He then manages to squeak through the small opening with his vehicle and leave.

Now, several hours later, as you can see, I am still NOT RELAXED. Why? Because all day I've been picturing what could have happened. If I would have let one of those kids down, they would have been hit by that car.

And I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, my days as a bus driver would have been over. Even if I would not have been at fault, I don't think I would be able to get over it if a kid was hit by a car on MY WATCH.

4 comments:

Laura said...

You forgot to mention that this "moronic parent" was, in fact, a MAN! Of course, he wouldn't wait...why should he? Just to be more embarassed having to sit there longer with the children looking at him as they came off the bus!

Sheesh! And they say women drivers are morons! I say GET YOUR HEAD SCREWED ON STRAIGHT PEOPLE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT...and you can be sure it will be an innocent child!

Rachel said...

Sigh... Oh dear, Darla.... I think God lets it happen to you 'cause you actually care about the kids, where another driver would just let them off where ever was convenient.... Did you have your blood pressure taken after this event?? Man, I wish your kids had a video camera!!!!!!!!!

Laura, you are the BEST kind of sister!!!!

Love,
RG

Laura said...

Rachel G: I know eh? I tend to get a little protective of my family. It just amazes me how stupid some people can be. Enough said.

Darla said...

I was tempted to highlight the fact that this idiot driver was a man, but decided against it. You did it very well for me, thank you. I think his other issue was being "told off" by a WOMAN. Gulp.

Actually, Rachel, I could feel my heart beat (very fast) in my throat, no lie. And I'm sure that my normally very good blood pressure was definitely elevated.

And yes, Laura is definitely the best kind of sister.