Is it a sex blog? A mommy blog? A bitch & moan blog? Um, . . . yeah. This is my place to be totally honest. In my real life, I feel like I'm always lying to somebody about something. Here, I am totally honest. Brutally so. However, no matter what bad things I say about my kids, I adore them and would never ever really, say, sell them on Ebay. The husband, often referred to as Spousehole, is another story. Oh yeah - if you are under 18 (or if you are my husband), please leave now.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Mute Monday - Pinnacle



This was difficult!!
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I may have to kill someone at my son's school's bus company (privatization sure hasn't made my life any easier!!) The bus is never on time, but I am used to that. Today, however, they just didn't show up at all. I spent 15 minutes listening to some damn recording (all our operators are assisting other customers . . .) before I finally was allowed to speak to a human being. She contacted the driver, who said "Oh yeah, I didn't go to that house. I was running behind." WTF??? She was running late, so she just skipped our house. Holy shit. It's a special ed bus. There are only 6 kids on the damn route and she thought since she was running late that she would just skip one? What if we weren't able to drive him to school (Spousehole came home to help get Boy on the bus and ended up driving him when the bus hadn't arrived by 9:00 a.m.)? One day last week I got fed up with the bus not coming and not being able to get through to the transportation company and drove Boy myself. My neighbor later told me that a bus was at my house at 9:15. School starts at 8:50.

So they are regularly late, skip special ed kids because they just don't feel like picking them up, try to drop special needs kids off at the wrong house (they've done this to him at least once every year), blame me when they go to the wrong address and, amazingly, we aren't there to get on the bus, and don't answer their goddamn phones (and about 50% of the time the recorded message just hangs up on you without transferring you to anyone). How is this an improvement from when the school district operated their own transportation service? Privatization sucks, if you ask me.

18 comments:

Edtime Stories said...

Beautiful...and so are the mountains.

The Troll said...

Very nice pics. Yeah, it was a difficult theme. Happy MM.

moi said...

Love the desert shots – Moi's own backyard. Yay! Happy MM to ya!

Chuck said...

Hmmmm...I wonder which one I like most. On second thought there's no comparison....yay nipple! :)

Zoely said...

Happy Mute Monday!!

she said...

grrrrrrrerhahahahaha! the last one caught me off guard and i laughed!!! well, im sorry pinnacle was hard, but your photos were a beauty. happy MM!!!

ATLLG said...

Good choice with the theme indeed!

Kate said...

Great choices for a tough theme! Happy MM!

Anonymous Boxer said...

It WAS a toughy, wasn't it?

But I think you nailed it.

:-)

Kiki said...

love the pics!! they all bring me a sense of wonder and calm

Java Junkie said...

Nice job with a tough theme! Love the desert pinnacles! Happy MM!

Vixen said...

I love your pictures! You chose some unique and beautiful ones. :)

The bus situation would send me through the roof. So. not. ok. Grrr.....

Aunty Belle said...

Wow--never knew thar's so many gorgeous mountains in the world.

Happy MM!

SeaRabbit said...

Great shots of pinnacles, especially the last one!!!
Is there any action you could take against that bus company? This is awful!!!

Sailor said...

Love the Pinnacles, great selection.

Can the school district help with the busing problem? Privatized or not, they are still answerable to the district, I would think

Flat Coke and Flies said...

OMG!!! Crazzzyy school bus driver. Did she have a lapse in clear sound judgement???

blondenotstupid said...

Nice photos. Clearly customer service isn't one of their goals. How often would any of us get away with something that stupid at our offices? And most of us probably aren't in the public eye like that. Stooopid!

lostspartan77 said...

I have played this game before… one of these pictures is not like the others.