Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Abolish School Buses

If I had my way, there would be no public schools. If I can't have that, I would at least like to get rid of school buses. If parents are so set on having their offspring educated, can't they at least go to the trouble of providing for their own transportation? Next thing you know, they will want us to feed their children, too!

On top of subsidizing the education and transportation of other people's little hobbies, I also have to endure the inconvenience of waiting for school buses. I am not supposed to pass them, and I am expected to wait interminably while some overprotective parent spends 15 minutes installing his or her whelp in its seat. And this can happen several times on the road as the buses appear to provide door to door service. Can't we arrange for some less frequent stops, for crying out loud? Is it too much to ask for pupils to walk 1/8 of a mile or so to a designated bus stop? Are children so feebleminded nowadays that they can't get on a bus unassisted in a reasonable amount of time? How about a little courtesy, parents?

1 comment:

James said...

Hi Vache Folle,
Could you imagine 60-100 SUVs instead of one school bus, though? That's what we get over here in England.

It makes driving even more impossible anywhere within a mile of a school. It's especially bad in London (which we left a long time ago). What's worse is that most schools in towns are usually within 10 minutes walking distance.