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Parents of NS: When you send your kid on an overnight field trip, I hope you don't expect that their chaperones are actually looking after them in the hotel. As a hotel night clerk with many years of experience, I can tell you that nine times out of ten, the so-called "chaperones" spend the evening getting embarrassingly, staggering, teenager-grade shitfaced in the hotel bar, while the kids are left to their own devices in the rooms. Luckily teenagers themselves these days are a bunch of nerds, so we don't get a lot of noise complaints (at least until the bar closes and the rowdy, drunk-ass chaperones go back to their rooms) but you may want to consider asking in advance which if any of the chaperones is planning on staying sober and, you know, actually watching your damn kids for you. As it stands, the parents are by far the worst part of any school group. —Just Send The Kids By Themselves Next Time
To the young woman crossing Novalea and Duffus on April 3 afternoon with the 2-year-old toddler running at least 15 feet in front of her through the crosswalk: You, lady, are an idiot. That's how kids get run over. It's shocking to see such a lack of regard for the child's safety. —Nervous Onlooker
FOR THE LOVE OF SOME DEITY AND ALL THAT IS HOLY, please heed this message.
If your kid(s) is too sick to go to school, THEY HAVE TO STAY HOME. With the exception of going to a doctor office or a walk-in clinic or, heaven forbid, the ER or the IWK, then STAY THE HELL HOME. Don’t take your sick kid to the grocery store. Or to Walmart, where they play with the toys. Don't take your sick kid to sit in the waiting room at _____, because then they play with my kid, who isn't sick right now. Don't take your sick kid out to eat at a restaurant. Don't take your sick kid to the indoor playground. Don't take your sick kid to the salon to get a hair cut.
If your kid is too sick to go to school, THEY HAVE TO STAY AT HOME, IN BED, UNTIL THEY GET BETTER. This is not fucking rocket science. TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL = YOUR KID STAYS HOME. I do not want to get sick. I do not want to get my family sick. I do not want to miss time at work, lose any wages, or have a lower immune system, just because you are stupid. —Service Worker Who Doesn’t Want To Get Sick