Is it the speeding? The "improper use of the kiss-n-drop" areas? The harsh reality of having your hungry kids dumped back into your lap?We asked our Facebook friends what irks them most about school drop off and pickup time. Here's what some of them had to say:
Dan S. Try living by a school. These idiots pick up and drop off and then go 40 down the residential street. Yet they are the first ones to get pissed off that we don't wait for them as they load their kids into the car roadside. Despite what the government tells you. Just because you have kids doesn't mean your special.
Lisa M. the people who speed on park drive to and from Parker. the speed limit is 25 and people drive 40 and even over. It's terrible.
Beth B. Two words... WILLOW SCHOOL. That irks me. Terrible!
Pat F. Parents using the street side instead of curbside to put their children in (and take their children out of) the car. Come on, moms and dads and caregivers! Common sense!! Safety first! No matter who is at fault when a child is struck by a car, EVERYONE loses. I grin and bear the traffic jams and the dilly dallying and texting... I can even turn the other way when a parent is hollering at their child for forgetting their sweater or book... but when I see a child put at risk, I am "irked" beyond words. Isn't a slight inconvenience far better than a trip to the hospital?
Rochelle A. The people that don't use the "kiss-n-drop" areas properly. Either they stop, park, get out and unbuckle their child themselves (please, people; teach them to push a latch themselves!) or they pull in to the drop off zone and then spend 5 min chatting with the child or waiting while they all get out and search for their stuff in the backseat or trunk. The lack of common curtesy is the bottom line.
Yvette R. The way people speed down Page avenue
Peggy R. The fact that by the time the millenium students are out and have made it, the 187th and center crossing guards have left. Saw this yesterday.
Leslie S. The people who get to Willow super early to sit curbside and don't have common courtesy to park close enough to the car ahead of them so other cars can fit in. Leaving a huge space...yet, not big enough for another car to fit. Same offenders every day! Why ????
Kat O. If the kids that live in bus boundaries actually took the bus and the walking distance kids actually walked it wouldn't be an issue.
Katie B. The fact that the kids are coming home
Mel T. we're down the street from willow school and I wish we had speed bumps...
Karen M. Not necessarily picking up but on Riegel there are 3 busses that pick up and/or drop off kids and it is mind boggling the number of law breaking asses that PASS a bus with the stop sign out and lights flashing! Riegel is NOT a speed way and the parking lane from Olive to Ridge is NOT a bonus lane! Last year and twice this year cars have tried to pass the bus on the right while kids were entering and exiting the bus!!
Kris M. I can't figure out why there are so many parents playing chauffeur. My 60-lb peanut of a 5th grader lugs a 20-lb instrument to Millennium twice a week, otherwise, she rides her bike. I pick her up "late" when she's got her instrument just so I can get reasonably close to the school building.
Laurie M. Wait till you get to Churchill! No easy way out of that drop off!
Kate C. the fact that u have to get to Willow School 25 minutes before pick up to get a descent spot ( my daughter picks up a little girl) to park... if u dont, u have to park blocks away.
David I. If people would be courteous. I would say have common courtesy but it's uncommon now.