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SoVerySadNow posted 6/3/2013 15:49 PM

It's the end of the school year insanity ridden and producing time. GaaHHH!

Middle school carpool line was beyond irritating today. There was a thunderstorm, so the line was longer than usual and full of idiots.

Yes, I'm a control freak, let's just put that out there. And God knows there are MUCH bigger problems that I need to be focusing on. This isn't rocket surgery.

But there was, at the beginning, some bit of logic in the ill-conceived method that has become "carpool line". But now, traffic on the street becomes completely blocked and gridlocked on days like today.

So what do the "gee, I'll wait and go at the last minute" drivers do? The Entitleds? Either just triple block the road or ignore the line and cut around the people who have been sitting there a half hour and pull into the slight opening that would be used for the next car in line. You get my drift.

The volunteer crossing guards have long since given up- it's every SUV for itself now in the No Man's Land of the middle school carpool line. Even the middleschooler gets into the car and takes a first glance now to see if my neck veins are bulging before talking.
The last day of school can't come soon enough.

jo2love posted 6/3/2013 16:39 PM

(((SoVery)))

I hear you. We have a policeman handling the traffic. It's a big help.

vcr1995 posted 6/4/2013 06:12 AM

I am lucky because our middle school has 2 entrances. The front for the carpools line which is a nightmare and the back entrance for buses. My kid walks out the back entrance (which is much closer to my house because with the way the streets are laid out) and just hops in my car. Luckily only a handful of parents have figured this out

wifehad5 posted 6/4/2013 09:04 AM

My kids are still in elementary school. The school was built in the 20's and is in the middle of a neighborhood. There are three doors where the kids come out, it's broken up by grade.

I'm constantly amazed at how these people drive. Flying through the parking lot. Blocking people. Turning left where it's clearly marked No Left Turn with signs, arrows, and cones. I can't bring myself to do that even if no one is there

The other think is how the people that make it into the turn around park. You can fit 20 cars in there if people park properly. Half the idiots at our school will park 3/4s of a car length behind the car in front of them meaning sometimes fewer than 12 cars can fit in the turn around

There's more than one reason I drive a 12 year old truck with a big ugly grille guard on the front

SoVerySadNow posted 6/4/2013 09:31 AM

I'm constantly amazed at how these people drive. Flying through the parking lot. Blocking people. Turning left where it's clearly marked No Left Turn with signs, arrows, and cones. I can't bring myself to do that even if no one is there

Exactly! I've decided they don't think any of the signs or rules apply to them.
I also only take the huge, kid-friendly, chore-friendly car to bumper carpool.

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