Rant thread

4mickeyfreax

the bank says yes
My daughters school bus comes at 6:03 on the dot every morning. It's the 1st stop on the route. This bus driver is so punctual. She comes at the exact and I mean exact same time every morning. 6:03am. If she turns into the neighborhood 1 min. early she will wait at the end of the street until it is 6:03am and then come to the bus stop. There is only 1 other girl that takes the bus at my daughters stop. She lives 3 houses away. We also live 3 houses away. I drive my daughter to the bus stop because it is cold and pitch black out at that time of the morning. They also drive their daughter to the bus stop. I can see their garage door from the bus stop. These people can never be on time for the bus. The bus comes at 6:03 and I see their garage door open at 6:02. Then they have to back the car out and get down to the bus stop. I would say they make it to the bus stop on time 1x a week. The bus drives up past their house and always has to end up stopping for them. It is so annoying. How come I can manage to get my daughter to the bus stop on time every morning? I would love door to door service too. It's not like the bus comes at all different times. It has become a joke in the car with me and my daughter about whether they will make it or not. Can't they set the alarm for 2 minutes earlier? This is a high school aged kid we are talking about. I can understand if you run late every now and then but this has been an ongoing thing. I would love for the bus driver to tell them at some point that if they are not at the stop when she comes by then she is not stopping but I don't think that will happen.
Ugh!! That is sooo annoying!!:RpS_cursing: But I have to say, I blame it on the bus driver...If he/she would not stop and wait for the late child, that family would get the message pretty darn quick to get there on time!
 

Janine

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If he/she would not stop and wait for the late child, that family would get the message pretty darn quick to get there on time!
Yeah, because I must say, if I knew the bus driver would pick my kid up at the house... that would be very tempting.
 

Janine

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I would be funny if the bus driver did as you suggest we saw a rant on here.... 'my kid was walking to the bus stop and the bus driver just drove right by. They didn't even stop. Can you believe it!'
 

vatmark

wears a coca-cola shirt to club cool just in case
I would be funny if the bus driver did as you suggest we saw a rant on here.... 'my kid was walking to the bus stop and the bus driver just drove right by. They didn't even stop. Can you believe it!'
That would be funny.

My son who is in middle school told me his bus had to stop the other day for the 2 middle school kids of this same family. They made it by the skin of their teeth this morning.

Edith your right the bus driver is to blame too. I can see stopping once or twice but this has become a frequent thing. My daughter said the bus driver did say something but it still continues. :RpS_glare: My kids know that when it is time to get out to the bus stop it is time. I don't care what they look like or if they haven't eaten. They wake up in plenty of time to get done and eat in the morning. If they mess around and aren't ready...tough. They go as is. Luckily it's never been an issue.

Ann
 

roball

reminding you how wonderful and accommodating you
Josh - sorry about your sock situation, but at least your new socks didn't come with holes in the toes like mine did.

Ann - That bus situation is frustrating. It's not fair that the people who don't 'follow the rules' get the benefit of door to door service.
 

blyday

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That is totally frustrating. Maybe you should ask the driver if she will just stop by your house also as it would be easier then you driving down to the bus stop. If she says, "No" then simply say, "But you do it for this family almost every day....why not for us?" Maybe she will get the message that she is enabling the family. The bottom line is that until they have to be at the bus stop on time....they will continue to take advantage of the situation.

At least you are teaching your kids the importance of being on time and I guess in the end......that is what is most important. Sorry that you have this other family showing them a bad example and a bus driver rewarding their bad example.
 

vatmark

wears a coca-cola shirt to club cool just in case
The late school bus girl didn't make the bus today. Must have been running way to late to even attempt to make the bus.

Todays rant:

Why does the government get 40% of DH's work bonus? The bonus amount sounds nice at first until you realize 40% of that is going to the government.:RpS_mad:Then it looks like a pittance.

Ann
 

vicki_c

THE RULES!!!
We get annual bonuses at my job and it is painful to see how much goes for taxes. But I don't plan for that money (our is based on company performance and we never know how much it might be) so whatever does end up in my check really seems like a bonus, and I try not to think about the tax part.

I just read that bus thing from Ann - that's ridiculous. I would definitely tell the bus driver you want to be picked up in front of your house as well and see if that triggers anything with stopping doing that with the other family.

I drove my son to the bus stop about a week ago because it was raining and the stupid bus driver left the bus stop before Max got to the bus - I was so PO'd - what a moron (driver not Max!) - he was like 10 feet behind the bus, kind of jogging to the bus, and there goes the bus around the corner to the next street. I had to start laying on my horn (sure the neighbors loved that at 7:15 AM) to get him to stop so Max could run to the bus. Poor Max turns around and looks at me while the bus is pulling away, with his hands up in the air - like WTF? Even though at 12, thankfully, he doesn't say that yet! But I was! So I guess I did have my own bus rant, didn't I?
 

blyday

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It sounds like Vicki and Ann need to get their bus drivers together to teach each other: one how to just leave the kid and the other to have a little patience....I mean...if the kid is there and running to the bus....you don't just drive off!!!!!!

And Ann......I'd hate that too!!! Fortunately (or unfortunately...) this never happens to us because neither of us ever get bonuses!!!
 

vatmark

wears a coca-cola shirt to club cool just in case
We get annual bonuses at my job and it is painful to see how much goes for taxes. But I don't plan for that money (our is based on company performance and we never know how much it might be) so whatever does end up in my check really seems like a bonus, and I try not to think about the tax part.

I just read that bus thing from Ann - that's ridiculous. I would definitely tell the bus driver you want to be picked up in front of your house as well and see if that triggers anything with stopping doing that with the other family.

I drove my son to the bus stop about a week ago because it was raining and the stupid bus driver left the bus stop before Max got to the bus - I was so PO'd - what a moron (driver not Max!) - he was like 10 feet behind the bus, kind of jogging to the bus, and there goes the bus around the corner to the next street. I had to start laying on my horn (sure the neighbors loved that at 7:15 AM) to get him to stop so Max could run to the bus. Poor Max turns around and looks at me while the bus is pulling away, with his hands up in the air - like WTF? Even though at 12, thankfully, he doesn't say that yet! But I was! So I guess I did have my own bus rant, didn't I?
Boy I would have been peeo'd too. That is just wrong. Is the bus driver even paying attention to what is going on around them?

My husband doesn't know what his bonus will be each year because like you it is based on company performance. We never count on the money either but it sure is nice to get something but it is annoying seeing the amount of money going to the government.

Brenda your right I think maybe I need Vicki's bus driver picking up at my daughters stop. :RpS_tongue:

Ann
 

Janine

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Why does the government get 40% of DH's work bonus?
Want the real answer? It's not necessarily the government taking 40%, it's the employer purposely taxing bonuses at a higher rate, so that the employee doesn't have any surprises at tax time. It's taxed at a standard 'bonus rate', so that you don't end up owing at tax time because of the bonus. Its basically CYA. When all is said and done its all averaged out (i.e its considered ordinary income, just like your regular wages), so if you're not in a 40% tax bracket, you end up getting it back.
 

blyday

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Grrrrrrr...........My mom is so frustrating!!!! :RpS_cursing: She has this bad habit if thinking that whenever things aren't 100% perfect that you must run to a doctor. Seriously.....she swears that they know everything!! You'd think that after taking me to doctors for 6 years before one could finally diagnose what was wrong with me that she would have lost a little faith in them. And then there is a granddaughter who again, had to go to doctors for the first 3 years of her life getting shots because no one could figure out why her little body couldn't absorb iron. Seriously......doctors don't know everything!!!!

Anyway, my sister who lives by me here in VA posted on FB that she fell a couple weeks ago and is still having pain and thinks that she might have broken her tailbone. I along with several of her friends who have broken their tailbones told her that going to a doctor is just a waste of money because they can't do anything for her anyway. Despite all of these people telling Jess the same thing and being the one who took me to the doctor when I broke mine and being told that even taking x-rays was pointless and would just cause more pain.....my mom in all of her glory stays, "you need to have it checked if still that bad after 2 weeks." Really?!?!? She has just said that she is in between insurance because her husband changed jobs and you still want her to waste her money by going to a doctor how won't be able to do a :censored: thing anyway!!!!!

OK sorry.....I know that went on and on and on......I just needed to get it out!!!!!!
 

annh

...and by and by they came to an enchanted place o
My turn! When we all had our dental check ups last summer the dentist was worried that one of DS10s adult teeth hadn't come through even though the baby one had been out a while. He duly referred us to an orthodontics practice. Well, we waited the standard 6 months for an appointment and saw a lovely lady who xrayed him and explained that the tooth had twisted and was growing horizontally (as was its corresponding tooth on the other side) and that if left it would destroy the root of the neighbouring tooth .... BUT.... it wasn't really something they could do there :RpS_mad:. So she referred us to our local hospital which specialises in Plastics and orthodontics. After waiting another month we got an appointment where they took a CT scan and decided it was very urgent as the adjoining roots were already suffering. They scheduled the operation for the Easter Holidays - couldn't be better. And now the :RpS_cursing: I phoned to confirm the appointment to be told that the anaethatist had decided they couldn't perform the operation as they didn't have the specialist equipment for DS :censored::censored: Ok I know he has several other medical issues including a heart defect but they are only removing a couple of teeth!!. Now we have to wait again while they decide which hospital they feel we need to be referred to this time - they are even talking of his main treating hospital in London which means we would need to stay overnight.
OK rant over - Now I will get off my :soapbox: I feel better having got it off my chest but just once it would be nice if my over complicated son had a simple problem with a simple remedy!!!
 

4mickeyfreax

the bank says yes
Oh, Ann! So sorry that it's not a simple fix. Hoping the health professionals can get their act together and get your son's teeth problems squared away soon.pixiedust
 

blyday

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Wow, Ann....that really has to be frustrating!!! Hopefully they will get him in somewhere soon and get everything taken care of.
 

josh

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Hoping for the best. Hearts and anesthesia can be a tricky combo, depending on whether or not they have to "put him under." At least from what I've seen on television. Hopefully they can get it sorted soon. If not, I'd be happy to perform the operation, based on how I've seen it done on television.
 

annh

...and by and by they came to an enchanted place o
Hoping for the best. Hearts and anesthesia can be a tricky combo, depending on whether or not they have to "put him under." At least from what I've seen on television. Hopefully they can get it sorted soon. If not, I'd be happy to perform the operation, based on how I've seen it done on television.
Actually, I think I'll pass on that offer if you don't mind Josh :RpS_ohmy:.

Thank you all for your good wishes and I know it is better safe than sorry - I would never forgive myself if he went in and there was a problem - but it just all seems so long winded for a tooth extraction! :brushteeth: (ok that smilie isn't quite appropriate but I like it!)
 
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