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Damn parents.

February 11, 2010

Some parents are so annoying.  What kind of example are they setting for their children when they can’t even be considerate of other parents?

At one of our kids’ activities, the parents line up chairs so that they can see their children.  Then they add chairs for grandparents and siblings and friends and whoever else happens to come that day.  This means that other parents have no place to sit and no place to even stand.  Some days they completely block the aisle.  How are the children supposed to get out?  How are parents supposed to get to their children?  No concern whatsoever for anyone else.

This doesn’t just happen at one activity.  At gymnastics tonight, all of the viewing chairs were being used.  Eventually one mother left with her daughter.  Her friend set a coffee cup on the empty chair then settled her daughter into the other empty chair.  Really?  She didn’t see me standing right behind her trying to see what my daughter was doing?  And her COFFEE CUP needed it’s own seat?

Then we have the people who stop in front of our school to let kids out while blocking a line of cars behind them.  Other parents park across driveways or block the buses.

I need rum.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2010 6:51 pm

    Oh, yes. I know exactly what you mean, it drives me wild too. In the last few years I’ve gotten a bit aggressive about this stuff, in the sense of fighting back. Amy Alkon’s book, I See Rude People, addresses exactly these sort of situations.

  2. Fritz permalink
    February 16, 2010 8:01 pm

    Seems to be a fast-growing trend here lately. And when you say something about it, the response is vile. The more “ethnic” the person, the more vile the response.

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