There are many times that my ‘bulldog’ side comes out and sometimes stronger than others…but there is nothing that makes my bulldog side more angry than people that put my children in harms way. Mama bear kicks in and this bulldog will bite!
Today while waiting in the line of traffic to drop my children off at school I saw three cars decide that general traffic laws don’t apply to them. Instead of waiting in traffic like everybody else, they decided to pull out of the line and drive the wrong way in the oncoming traffic lane to go around the line of cars waiting to turn into the school parking lot. Let me pause a moment for that to sink in…they drove the WRONG way in the oncoming traffic lane to go AROUND everybody else.
My first thought to these people is (in the words of Jim Carey’s character in Liar Liar), “Quit breaking the law a##hole!”
My second thought is, if you don’t like waiting in school traffic and feel the need to go around it, here is a brilliant idea for you…use a different street!!
My third, and most important thought for these people is to think about what you are doing. Really take a moment and think how your actions could impact those around you. Do you realize that all of the cars that you passed have children in them waiting to be dropped off at school? Do you realize that any cars that you may meet (head one because you are going the WRONG way!) are parents/grandparents/neighbors/etc. of those children? Do you realize that there are children that cross that street to hurry to get to school and may not see you coming the wrong way?!?
Is the extra few minutes of your time worth their safety???? No really, is it?!? Here’s a clue….NO IT IS NOT!!! How dare you value your time over somebody else’s safety. That is not something that I will tolerate and it shouldn’t be something that the other parents/grandparents/friends/neighbors/etc. of our school family tolerate.
So, please remember….
* Think before you act…how might it impact others?
* Think of others before yourself.
* Slow down!
* Obey the laws.
Compassion Bulldog…out! 😉
Until next time… <3