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I know this has been discussed at length, but I needed a good rant.
In my subdivision, about 50% of the parents drive their kids to the bus stop (at the entrance of the sub) and let them wait in the car til the bus gets there. The parents then all do a u-turn in the road and drive back to their homes. It angers me to no end. Not only are they turning their kids into massive vaginas, but I also have to sit there and watch their u-turn spectacle when I'm trying to go to work. Kids are soft these days. I'm not some grizzled WW2 vet that thinks his generation was the second coming of christ either. I am 27 and I froze my ass off at the bus stop or walked to the damn school. End of rant.
This post was edited by Ham Porter 14 months ago
---"It's not over and it will never be over here."---
Wow. You get angry easily.
have a snickers bar.
I always enjoy being stuck behind a school bus that stops every fooking 100 feet to pick kids up from the same side of a country road..walk down the street and consolidate, for Chriminy's sake
There is romance in all of us
So what you're saying is that parents are making kids today soft, not that they are inherently soft? Agreed.
Anyone familiar with the case of Jaycee Lee Dugard?
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we old people say the same about you too
I don't think a kid can get frostbite while waiting five minutes for the bus.
Probably mostly the parents.
I should probably mention that these kids get curb side bus service all year long, not just during winter.
I've got mixed emotions on this. My bus stop from 7th-10th grade was in the f'ing ghetto. The 10 minute wait for the bus was one of the most dangerous and life altering experiences I've ever had. I absolutely hated it (the weather and %90 of the people), but I toughed thru the frozen boogers and mild assaults. It made me a little more street smart too.
You should give ribbons to all the kids that walk to the bus stop.
Maybe if you were in the ghetto. My sub is about as far from it as you can get though.
And kids who are driven should also get a ribbon. We don't want them to feel bad.
There's a time and a place for everything and it's called college.
It is pretty weak. I had some great times walking home form the Bus Stop. I had a a pretty big walk too.
How about this: We give ribbons to the kids that get a ride to the bus stop. We give MMA lessons to the kids that walk to the bus stop. From there, we let fate take over.
I think this is a first world problem. If you have ever driven by a trailer park those kids never get to wait in their parents car (unless they steal it).
Kids aren't getting softer. You are just getting older.
Those people should take the money they would spend on gas driving back and forth from the bus stop every day for years and buy their kid boots, warm clothes and an iPod or something. If they're worried about their kid's safety then buy them brass knuckles. Pretty much anything makes more sense than what they're doing.
Who fucking cares?
Brady Hoke is fat.
Yeah, whatever happened to the social aspect of gathering with the other Chittlins in the am at the bus stop? Some of my fondest memories of my old Michigan home/yard..
Pussification of America, example #1237
How old are these kids? For my kids' school, the parents of kindergardeners are requried to wait at the bus stop when dropping off or picking up their kids.
Besides, for elementary school kids, you can't be too safe these days. There's a lot of fkcking pyschos out there.
i would argue that isn't true any more than it was in the old days.
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