Sunday, January 20, 2008

Adding to my misery...

...they've given the school traffic lady a megaphone. Have mercy.

6 comments:

JustRandi said...

"South to drop off, north to pick up, moron!"

(You saw Mr. Mom, right?)

Anonymous said...

At Eastwood (thankfully, our former school) they have TWO megaphones, multiples signs (NO CELL PHONES and PULL FORWARD and PUT YOUR SEATBELT ON and BE READY TO GET OUT) and they constantly hand out maps and instructions for how to pick up and drop off correctly. Randy's brain nearly explodes anytime he goes near the place ("These rules apply to...me?!?").

This year they decided to begin encouraging everyone to ALSO turn off their engine immediately while waiting in line to avoid pollution--it is perhaps the only hotbed of liberalism in the entire state of Utah. So there are a bunch of late, anxious parents turning cars on and off, reviewing the sheet of "rules," hanging up cell calls mid-sentence... beyond aggravating.

When we arrived at our new school I immediately asked about pick-up and drop-off rules and procedures: they pointed to the south end of the building and smiled--end of instructions. This "system" works just fine with NO megaphones. My kind of school.

ginger said...

Welcome to the club! Ours also involves a yellow piece of paper with your kids' names on it. Yeah, cause that is real secure! Someone else can't figure out how to write your kids' names on a piece of yellow paper.
My dad and I went to pick up the kids' on the same day by accident. The "kiss and go" crew started freaking out! "Some guy is trying to pick up your kids in the front!" I asked what he looked like, and identified him as my dad. They were relieved, but a little shaken. "What, you thought your sign was a full proof method?!".

Anonymous said...

Thankfully my kids will be bused from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. Bless my lucky stars!!!

Boliver

Kerri said...

And she LOVES it! Which I find terrifying. Does she really need one with a mouth like that? Because screaming at people behind the wheel causes them to react so well, doesn't it? Had I still been doing that sucky duty, I'd have made you clarify IT WASN'T ME! Once she screamed at a lady so much, the poor thing got nervous, jumped the curb and nearly hit 5 kids standing there. Thus the New Rule - kids have to stand behind the crack in the side walk. Why? Because the power weilding crosswalk lady has seriously intimidated the meek. Someone help us.

Cannons said...

Now that I'm in the drop-off scene, all we see is teacher to WELCOME the kids. There is absolutely no "Nazi Regime" going on & surprisingly enough, IT WORKS!! No one has died yet. That poor lady needs a serious bottle of Valum.