The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Let Them Go …
May 9, 2022, 8:15 am
Filed under: Attitude & Aptitude, Dad, Daddyhood, Education, School

One of the things that does my head in is around 3pm on weekdays when parents pick up their kids from school.

Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with them collecting their child – even in their cars, we do it too – but it’s the attitude they can leave their car wherever they like regardless of it blocking traffic or being placed in a no parking zone.

The level of entitlement of some parents picking up their kids is 70’s Rockstar standard.

Which is why I loved this passive aggressive sign at a school near where we live …

Love it.

Especially the ‘love them and leave them’ message underneath, because for me, it’s really saying this:

By all means drive your kid to school.

By all means give your kid a kiss and hug as they come/go.

But don’t get out the car … don’t dress your kid at the school gates … don’t hang around and talk to other parents

Come in. Kiss them hello/goodbye. Leave.

And while that may sound a bit harsh, it’s simply reminding parents that while your child means the World to you, the World doesn’t revolve around them.

Jesus … I’m coming in hot for a Monday aren’t I.


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Welcome back. How long will your ghost-writer be on vacation?

Comment by John

thats fucking excellent trolling doddsy. fucking good work.

Comment by andy@cynic

Hilarious.

Comment by Pete

Hahahaha … you cheeky sod.

Comment by Rob

that sign should be outside of nightclubs at 2am.

Comment by andy@cynic

thats fucking excellent passive aggressive shit.

Comment by andy@cynic

You know your car registration has been sent to the police for hanging around a school drop off zone.

Comment by Bazza

Parental parking entitlement is scarier than Putin.

Comment by DH

I’ve seen as many arguments over school parking as I’ve seen on saturday nights.

Comment by Pete

Oh god yes, especially when we lived in London … that was bordering on scary. The Fast and the Furious doesn’t come close to the shit some parents were trying to do in their cars just so they could pick up little Tarquin, without him having to walk more than 5 steps from the school gates, hahaha.

Comment by Rob

Fast and furious: the school run.

It’s just begging to be made.

Comment by Pete

In Syndey, they’ve taken a bit further into the aggressive rather than the passive area. It’s now “Drop and go”

Comment by Stu

God … even supermarkets aren’t that brisk.

Comment by Rob




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