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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Public transit is not a school bus!

Posted on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

To a certain boys and girls day camp that has been using the public transit system as a school bus for oodles of kids---get your shit together! I understand that daycare is under-funded and you need to work with what you got, but please be considerate of the other bus riders. Yesterday, I got on the #14 heading downtown and there was a group of about 20 kids---all standing, blocking the aisles, yelling back and forth and darting between seats. When I finally got a seat in the very back row---the kids in front of me were using the bus handle bars as a jungle gym and one fell on top of me when the bus had to stop suddenly. Two of the counsellors were sitting in the row ahead and instead of paying attention to their flock of misbehaving brats and telling them to sit the fuck down, they were just chatting away among themselves like they were on their way to the mall. As a paying public transit rider I was outraged, because the noise and constant movement was distracting the driver (I could see him keep looking in his mirror). And, if I was a parent of any of those kids, I would be very concerned about their safety. If that kid hadn't face planted into my lap, she would have smacked her head hard on the seat. Seriously, pay attention to the kids you are paid to take care of, and keep them civil on the bus or fucking walk their asses where they need to go. —Leave The Jungle Gym On The Playground

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