I'm not necessarily what one would call a strict rule follower, I like to have a little wiggle room and I think a prime example of my rule flaunting would be my extreme failure to obey the speed limit. I think sometimes we get so caught up in some rules that we lose sight of the big picture.
However, when it comes time for school drop-off and pick-up, I am a stickler for RULES. Because, you see, I feel that those rules are there for a really, really good reason and that would be to keep MY child and YOUR child safe.
But, the person in the BIG GRAY CAR at the middle school doesn't think those RULES are important, nor, does she think they apply to her.
Each afternoon, the BIG GRAY CAR waits in the line until 3:00 on the nose, then drives by the rest of us morons, stupidly waiting in the line and proceeds to the very front of the building, where she stops in the middle of EVERYTHING and blocks the entire pick-up process...school bus and all. Once she reaches the front, she waits, sometimes briefly, sometimes as long as 10 minutes for her Sweet Baby, to come out of the building. Once Sweet Baby comes out, she darts in and out of the traffic and hops into the BIG GRAY CAR and they zooooom off into the sunset.
Morning drop-off isn't off-limits to the BIG GRAY CAR either; just two days ago when I arrived to drop Rea off, there was the BIG GRAY CAR, blocking the front drop-off line - just sitting there with the it's back passenger door standing wide open, forcing everyone to drive around.
And as if that's not enough, last Friday, Syd met me at Kroger and we'd both parked in the same aisle and as we left, there was the BIG GRAY CAR! When I was trying to back out the BIG GRAY CAR nearly rear-ended me. Then, the BIG GRAY CAR backed around so it could go out the wrong way in the parking lot and nearly hit Syd HEAD ON!
And just in case you are wondering how I always know it's the same BIG GRAY CAR...the front passenger window is busted where someone's head has gone through it. Oh. Yeah. She's a GREAT driver, exactly the kind of person you want whipping around not following the rules.
Several parents (including me - twice) have reported the BIG GRAY CAR to the administration of the middle school. But, apparently there are more burning issues at school than traffic safety (things like exposed flesh and non-regulation water bottles, you must address those things PRONTO), but hey, let's leave the little kiddies to battle the 2000-pound missiles on their own.
As you were, BIG GRAY CAR, as you were...