Friday, July 22, 2011
I am gonna rant..cause frankly I am a bit annoyed! This summer our city government is adding wonderful yellow nonslip grates to the corners. This is cool..cause it makes walking in the winter easier. No issue with this. They are tearing up sidewalks everywhere..and replacing them..loud, noisy work..but still ok with that really.
Nor do I have an issue with the fact that these guys are working hard..we appreciate that! But let me ask you this...it is summer..kids are everywhere..what do you think they are going to do when they see all this wet cement? You got it..write their name..make a hand print..walk their dog through it. Of course they are.
It seems that one of the crews..not necessarily those above..thus faces hidden..decided they had had enough. So yesterday..a friend of Fox's and his brother were biking. Let me say up front..these are really good kids! I know them well. They stopped and added their name to the cement. They got caught...the police were called and they are being charged..they have to go to court. WOW really! Seriously being taken home by the cops was not enough???!!!! They have to go to court for this.....
Wow! I understand the workers frustration...and that the kids shouldn't have done it..but charges and court dates..lawyers etc! REALLY! Talk about overkill.
What is this teaching our kids...not to write on sidewalks or deface things for sure, this is good! But how about..the next time someone offends them..no second chances..lenience or calm...blast away with all ya got..cause you are bent. Don't stop to consider the offending person. That you cannot expect adults to be reasonable or police to be gentle with a kid who has never been in a lick of trouble..ever. I am not saying that I condone the behavior..I told my own kids in strict manner..no writing on the fresh cement..they guys were working hard..don't mess it up! I would have expected more balance from a bunch of adults!
Hmmmmmm...I would seriously like to give that crew a piece of my mind. Cause I am thinking a good talking to by a police officer would have totally done the trick here. What do you think??
K am breathing..thank you for listening, Sarah