Yesterday, while I was waiting to pick up my daughter from school, I was baffled by the display of idiocy by some of the adults.
First off, it was raining like hell. The rain and lightning, of course, made pick up time slightly difficult. And to my amazement, there were a group of adults huddled under the one tree on the school premises. Let me say that again….huddled under THE ONE TREE on the property….during a severe thunderstorm that had tons of lightning! And the dummy awards go to….. Let’s not stay in our car until a school employee lets you know your child is coming out and you go get them. Noooo, let’s just huddle up and give lightning a lovely target. Damn.
Secondly, I witness one mother slightly jogging down the sidewalk to meet her little boy. He couldn’t have been more than 5-6 years old. He begins walking briskly with his mother with his little book bag over his head so he doesn’t get soaking wet. Now the weather was calling for lots of bad weather yesterday. I sent my child to school with an umbrella and I noticed several parents with umbrellas. But this mom… well, she decided she would melt or something. She took her son’s book bag and placed it over HER head and made him WALK in the rain. She wasn’t jogging or walking fast anymore. This mom literally was making her son walk in the rain while she stayed semi dry under his book bag. What a crock!