March 14, 2009 · Uncategorized

Seriously.  What happened to bus stops?  I never had to take the bus to school growing up.  I was lucky enough to live within walking distance of my elementary & middle school.  But I read about bus stops in books, saw bus stops in cartoons & tv shows.  Bus stops were where kids did things like  get into fights and wait for the school bus to take them to school.

This was apparently all just fiction.  Because now bus stops no longer exist.  I know this because on my way to work I get stuck behind school busses and they stop aproximately 89,548 times on one single street.  Granted, its a long street, but still.  They stop in front of just about every single house.  Then there’s the bus coming the other direction and making stops along the same street.  It’s bad enough I get stuck behind the bus in front of me, but to have to stop for another bus that i’m not behind is just asking for too much.

Yeah I understand the whole safety thing.  I’m not arguing the importance of stopping when a school bus has their lights on.  I’m just wondering who decided that little Madison can’t wait at a central location with her little school friends Kyle and Britney.  I’m thinking this phenomenon started around the time that people stopped giving their children normal names like Matt & Jessica.  Matt and Jessica waited at bus stops.  So did kids like Sarah & Tim.

What I find to be especially obnoxious about this new era of stopping in front of each house is the mothers.  While Jasmine and Kendall stand out in front of their respective homes with their Hannah Montana book bag on wheels, the mothers, in their bathrobes with steamy coffee mugs, all congregate together.  They group up in their own little bus stop while they talk about how little 5 year old Jordan is reading at a 3rd grade level.  These women get the concept of meeting together in one location mid way between their little darlings, yet they can’t seem to bring the kids with them.  The kids remain like little wooden soldiers waiting for their next command.  This only seems to aggravate me further.  Why do I have to spend an extra 15 minutes every morning stopping every 150ft just because these kids need curb side service?  Why can’t they wait at a bus stop?  I think we are encouraging a nation of wusses and I, for one, would like it to stop.

Look how happy these kids are!  Little Jimmy & Bobby don’t need bags on wheels.  They are capable of carrying them in their hands or wearing them on their back.  What a concept!

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12 Comments to “The Wheels on the Bus STOP WAY TOO OFTEN!”

  1. mona says:

    We have the same thing happen here..they stop at each kid’s house…but I have to admit, it is a major road that we travel down and there aren’t any sidewalks.

    I love the new blog format btw. Less orange, very clean!

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