Pickup Lines—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It’s not what you think!

At the beginning of the school year, parents were strongly encouraged to attend an informational meeting where the administration discussed how the cows were going to eat the cabbage. In addition to the annual butt-numbing uniform diatribe, we found out a new pickup procedure was being implemented. These new policies were going to be strictly enforced by the radio-equipped parking police.

One of the MAIN THEMES stressed during the meeting was that under no circumstances should an individual leave their vehicle parked in the pickup line. Not nobody; not no how. If you must leave the vehicle, then park in a parking spot. (Gasp! Is that what those yellow outlines WAY OVER THERE are for?)

Wouldn’t it be terribly inconsiderate to order some french fries in the drive-thru lane, then leave your car parked in front of the speaker to go inside and use the restroom, blocking everyone behind you? Yes, it would be. It is equally rude to do that in a school pickup line.

Every time I pick up the kids from school, it seems that people are ignoring this rule. People with personalized license plates. People who should know better.

My contribution to the suggestion box is that the school order some wheel boots (see photo). When a vehicle is left unattended, lock it up and charge $50 to unlock it the first time, and about a $1,000 for subsequent offenses. This could solve the problem of people leaving their cars or raise enough money in 2 weeks to fill up the potholes in the driveway. Either one would be a significant improvement.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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2 Responses to Pickup Lines—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  1. Mark says:

    I heartily agree. Sick and tired of people who feel like the rules don’t apply to them.

  2. Lyle Alford says:

    3 weeks macs for the school

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