A$$*ole parents. I will never understand. Where has common courtesy and looking out for everyone around you gone?
So this AM has been particularly nasty here. Extremely heavy rains, lightening, flooding, some even had hail. My 3 girls are in elementary and I drove them to School, and then ran to Walgreens. On my way back the Jr. High kids were getting ready for their buses to arrive. I noticed no less than 8 cars parked along side the entrance to my subdivision keeping their kids out of the weather until the bus arrived. Then I noticed FOUR kids standing in this monsoon, with no rain gear, already soaked to the bone, and trying to get some cover under the huge oak tree by the bus stop. I was appalled.
There are at least EIGHT parents in their cars watching these 4 poor kiddos get soaked and stand out in this kind of weather. Hello? We are not the lightening capital of the planet for nothing.
I turned my car around and yelled to these kids to get in. The 3 boys immediately ran to the car and jumped in, the girls was hesitant, but I said, "Look kiddo, I know you don't know me, but you live right down the street from me, I have 3 girls and I wouldn't want them to stand out in this. You can call your mom or dad from the car if you'd like." She ran over. Then she started crying. She was soaked to the bone. Her mom and dad leave before she does, and now she was going to be wet all day. I told her to call her mom and ask if it was okay if I dropped her by her home, let her change, and that I would run her to school.
Her mom got on the phone with me and thanked me profusely. She has to leave at 5:45 AM and her husband at 6AM for work, and the Jr. High kids don't get picked up till about 8:15 AM. Luckily her mom recognized who I was when I described my house and car. I felt so bad for both mom and daughter. I took her home and signed her into school. The boys didn't care they were wet and rode the bus, but I offered the same to them.
My rant?!? What in the hell were these other people thinking while watching these kids get soaked and stand in that kind of weather? How do you just SIT THERE?!? I would sure as heck hope if my kids were in that situation my neighbors would call them to the car. These kids have gone to school together for at least the last 8 months and met at this bus stop everyday since. They are not pure strangers like I am to them.
What makes a parent sit there and do nothing for someone else's child who is in potential danger, and at the very least getting soaked and wind blown? What is WRONG with our society that this is accepted?!?
Rant over, I have just been steaming about it since I got home and had to get it out.