I’ve Made It This Far Without A Safety Vest…

9 Oct

I got yelled at by a crossing guard at my daughter’s school yesterday. I didn’t even have the kids with me, which is probably why I was so surprised. I have always assumed that the main job of a school crossing guard was to get the students across the street safely. I figured if they decided to cross me without the kids they were just being extra nice. Well, noooooo not this guy. Mr. Serious Safety Crossing Guard Guy means business, even for the Mommies. I parked across the street from the school like I always do. As I approached the corner, safety guy clearly saw me coming and didn’t make eye contact, so I assumed I was on my own. I looked both ways, and stepped into the crosswalk, apparently that was a major no-no.
Next thing I know, the guy in the vest is jogging towards me waving his STOP sign screaming, “Mam, stop! You have to wait on the corner until I say to proceed!”
I froze. It’s not everyday that I get scolded for doing something wrong when I don’t have any of my children with me.
It was like I was in third grade again. If he had sent me to the Principal’s office it probably would have taken me a minute to compute that I didn’t have to actually go.
I was a horrible student. Rebellious, defiant, and out of control. I still have that side to me, it doesn’t come out too often. It definitely doesn’t appear in a school environment. It’s actually hard for me to believe that I was that type of student. When Mr. crossing guard scolded me, I felt awful. It wasn’t until later that it occurred to me to not give a shit. My initial reaction was a definite goody toe shoes one.
I might be even more ready than I thought to go back to school.
I’m a whole new student! I’m intimidated by authority figures in a school setting and wanting to follow rules, next thing you know I will be turning in homework early.



3 Responses to “I’ve Made It This Far Without A Safety Vest…”

  1. Alex October 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Ok. Seriously, there is something really wrong with that guy. He tried doing the same thing to me.

    • 90210mom October 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! We should join forces and cross together!

  2. Gord October 26, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    I agree with the Alex that the person is suffering from a big trouble.

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