Up for grabs: 101 Blender Drinks by Kim Haasarud. Just looking at the cover of this book makes me want to put on a big floppy hat and recline outside with my cocktail and oh, say, some chocolate.
Maybe there’s an unwritten rule of which I’m unaware. If so, please enlighten me. Otherwise — is my kids’ elementary school the only one where school buses whiz by all the parents waiting in the drop-off line, only to abruptly cut in front of a car when it reaches the driveway?
This has aggravated me for a long time. It’s rude. And it’s dangerous. But yesterday a bus driver pulled an extremely stupid stunt that sent me over the top.
I had just pulled into the driveway when I caught a flash of yellow to my left. A bus actually squeezed in next to me and effectively pushed me out of line. I honked.
As she approached the curved portion of the drive in front of the school, the driver stopped. And sat. And sat.
Turns out, she couldn’t make the turn because I was beside her.
A man trotted over and asked if I could move a little more to the right.
I gritted my teeth and obliged.
Then he came back over.
“She said to tell her you need to get out of line, turn around and then get back in line.”
“You tell her that she shouldn’t have tried to pass me in a driveway.”
He made an “oh-what-can-I-do?” face and shrugged.
I complied and then fumed all the way home.
Is this an issue at anyone else’s school?