I don’t do this often, if ever really, but sometimes I just need an outlet to get something that really, really bugs me off my chest. Well I guess I do this all the time in the political realm with Caffeinated Thoughts, but never with stuff that occurs in every day life. So I must do this. I need to do this. It will be so therapeutic and you guys are a heckuva lot cheaper than a therapist.
Where has common sense gone? Has it flown out the window taking basic common sense along with it? Why am I asking this? I’m glad you asked. Let me tell you. It is because of this.
This is me (the one taking the picture) outside of Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Was this my final destination? No, I was on my way east on Oakwood Avenue to pick up my girls from their horse riding lessons. What were these cars doing in front of me. Sitting there waiting to pick up their children from school. Sitting there blocking traffic… sitting there in the middle of the road. As you can see we are on an incline and at this point you had to pass six cars to get past this. You couldn’t see what was coming over the hill on the other side making passing these cars somewhat of a safety hazard. Passing is something I shouldn’t have to do because these cars should not be sitting there.
Parents of Pleasant Hill Elementary School – there are designated spots for you to wait for your child. If those spots are filled up you move on, come back around and if a space is available take it. If not you can always park on a side street and walk to the front door in order to walk your child to the car.
But don’t sit and wait in the middle of the street. It’s rude and in fact illegal. So please be courteous to other drivers who are passing by who don’t need to stop and wait for your child to come outside. Be courteous. Thank you.
I feel better.
About the Author
About the Author
: Shane Vander Hart
is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC
, a social media & communications consulting/management firm. Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings. He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought after speaker and pulpit fill-in
. Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA. You can connect with Shane on Facebook
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