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Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Called a School Bus

Posted on Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

To the elementary schools of Halifax: STOP using public transit as a means to haul your kids around the city! I'm talking about the morning of Friday November 4th where well over 40 kids and approximately 7 chaperones piled onto the #7 Robie on the stop on Leeds Street.

Now I understand that some daycares around the city occasionally use public transportation to cart around the few kids they take care of. Which is fine with me because it's usually about 6 to 10 kids. But public schools are provided with yearly budgets from the schoolboard to be used for things like field trips and this budget is usually used toward renting a bus! There is something seriously wrong with packing more children onto a bus than there are seats, making some kids stand, giving guilty looks to passengers who stayed seated, and joking with people struggling to get out the doors past the mob of grubby-handed 6 year olds that "this must be a fun way to start your morning." Loading that many kids onto ONE bus is not only unsafe but it's really fucking annoying for the rest of us who rely on public transportation to get to work. The bus was completely full and actually had to drive past people waiting oustide (in the rain, I might add). Please get it through your skulls that people actually were late for work, school, or other engagements because you were too cheap to rent a fucking school bus.

I hope the kids had fun at the museum, but I hope whoever was in charge of planning this little excursion reads this. Take into consideration the greater good of the people in the city when deciding whether or not you want to save your school a few dollars. —Thanks For Wiping Your Booger Fingers On Me, Little Girl

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