Tuesday, September 4

Tiddlers

It's funny how you seem to forget just how much more traffic hits the roads when the school term starts again. I find I even have to take different routes to avoid the worst of the peak time jams. But of course their was no way of avoiding the traffic when I ended up on some school runs myself. Most seemed to be the poor kids who were moving up from junior to senior, or as they seem to call themselves now high school. These poor nervous kids stick out a mile, freshly scrubbed and looking uncomfortable in their brand new school uniforms. I always feel sorry for them; after all it's a big step to go from being one of the bigger kids in the junior playground, to being just a tiddler surrounded by sharks. But the happy smiling mothers seemed to waste no time in making the most of their renewed freedom. Lots of runs to the shops, and I haven't seen the queue for taxis outside the bingo halls as big for months.

9 comments:

John said...

Business is defenatly up for us as the schoolteachers who drive part time have gone back to their day job.

Bob said...

john:cheeky buggers eh!

Peggy said...

The first years get younger each year. I remember when the ones starting at "The Big School" from our village were crawling. I can also remember when one of the young mums at the primary school gate was at the big school herself. Eeek!

Bob said...

peggy:I pick up a fare now and again which involves dropping the daughter at one school and the mother at another.

Mark said...

and out come the oversized SUVs to take the kids to school?

Bob said...

Mark: yep they are back out again in force. My favorite saying just now is "never give way to a 4x4"

Keith said...

When you say you drop the daughter at one school the mother at another. You are suggesting the Vicky Pollard syndrome here I guess ? Six kids all by different fathers before they exit their teen years.

Bob said...

keith; not just suggesting it but witnessing it almost on a daily basis.

Ted Martin said...

Traffic in San Diego decreases when the school season starts. The tourists are gone. We all breath a sigh of relief because we can drive more easily.

It seems our summer tourists are from one of three places: Arizona, escaping the scorching heat. From the UK (we call it the British Invasion). The other third are from the rest of the world. I noticed an increase in Serbs this summer. Is their economy improving?

Right now there's a lull between tourist season and convention season. We're slow until business travel picks up again (hopefully in a week or so).