Life I, Anonymous: It’s Elementary—And the Hits Keep Coming…
posted by June 29 at 12:00 PMon
Welcome to hour four of the I, Anonymous: It’s Elementary day-long bonanza, wherein a new I, Anonymous submission sent in by students at a local alternative elementary and middle school is revealed every hour on the hour.
This is a shout-out to all of the idiots who hire other idiots to work for their trucking and bussing businesses, like the kind young man who hit my school bus last month. You probably know who you are. Oh, what’s that? You don’t remember? Well, let me refresh your memory. We were driving down Martin Luther King Jr. Way, you know, where they’re doing all the construction? We stopped at a red light like normal, law-abiding citizens, when all of the sudden, a large moving van whizzed around us and spun around the corner. As the maniac driver sped passed, he smashed the back of his truck right into our hood, and then kept right on driving. This is not the only time there has been a hit-and-run accident, and it certainly won’t be the last.
Truckers aren’t the only bad drivers, however. I have also seen many inappropriate Metro drivers as well. Last week, I was at the bus stop. The bus came and the other two people and I boarded. As we stepped on, an old lady ran across the street, yelling at the driver to hold the bus. This was a woman who was obviously in her 70s, maybe even her 80s. Ignoring her, the driver closed the door, but we were still stopped at a red light. The woman ran up to the door and knocked loudly. The driver hardly looked up. The light changed and he drove off. Thanks, bus driver, for that permanent picure of a disheveled old woman, helpless and small, standing alone at the bus stop.
Not only that, but I have seen professional drivers on cell phones, putting on makeup, and eating on the job. Personally, I think that stricter qualifications should be made in the personality area. I don’t know about you, but I sure as heck wouldn’t want to hire anyone who would hit a school bus full of kids and drive away.
A propensity to hit and run is my least favorite personality flaw, too. Thank you, anonymous kid.