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Oh no, it’s school run mum (or dad) with their 4x4, taking the kids to school; what an absolute nightmare they are! I see them every day on the way to work in their 'off road' vehicles, dropping their little darlings off at the school gates in their "4x4 school bus".
I have no issues with the fact that they drive their kids to school, and in the world we live in today with so many downright nasty people around it's probably a good idea. I know that I would probably do the same if I ever had kids. I'm not even having a go at them for the type of vehicle they drive either, although it must be said, a four-wheel drive monster is a bit much for the school run. It can be such a good laugh watching them playing dodgems with the other parents outside the school gates. Surely the small economical family car, or even a people carrier would be much more sensible?
Actually, my problem with these people really has more to do with their general attitude, and the lack of consideration they show others when driving to and from school. They roll up every morning, park right in front of someone’s driveway and then proceed to unload all their kids.
School run - woe betide anyone who gets in their way
By this time all the doors to the vehicle are open preventing other traffic from moving freely up and down the road. They then just stand their and have a good old gossip with one of the other mums, meanwhile little Johnny and his siblings play right in the middle of the road with their school chums. It is chaos I tell you!
Personally, I would hate to live right next to the school as some people do, and to have to witness this zoo every morning. To make matters worse, once they’ve dropped off the children, that's when they suddenly decide they’re running late themselves, and woe betide anyone who gets in their way! This is when I most often encounter the school run mum. Driving down a road with parked cars on either side, it’s a game of chicken. A game I always loose, because they’re so up their own backside they don’t think about anyone else. Charging straight at you, regardless of the fact that the parked cars are on their side and theoretically it’s you that has right of way; you are the one who always has to pull up onto the kerb to let them pass.
They are just so selfish and rude! I often feel like taking a different route to work just so that I don’t have to deal with them and the traffic jam they create. Please, let’s bring in the big yellow school buses so we can get the school run mum off the road?