No Excuses

Another week has flown by and I nearly blew my postaweek challenge.  That sounds silly with all that is going on, I know.  The world will not fly off its axis if I miss a week. It will however; give me that little excuse clause. “I already missed a week, why bother now.”  I refuse to give up this early in the year. No excuses allowed.

I had a lot to say during the course of the week, with the arm waving, hand gestures, and “Are you kidding me’s”. It just didn’t make it here.  Too much complaining, SWEARING, and boo-hooing. Trying to stay focused and positive.  Trying to take some control over my life where I can.

Part of that control includes going back to work on school bus safety and education. It was a rough week for some students and drivers.  There is no need for it, and talk about no excuses.  There are no excuses for the incompetence and ignorance that we face.  Both off and on the roads. We have children in our care. We deal with people who are reading, texting, putting on makeup, all while they are driving.  We also deal with school officials who look down on us, then place all responsibility on our shoulders.

We are already spending as much time teaching the children safety as we do driving.  The problem lies in the fact that we are driving while we are teaching. It is dangerous and there needs to be a better solution.

I have dangled a carrot in front of a fellow writer/driver/educator.  Hopefully tempting her to help with a safety and education program.  It will be a work in process while we continue to drive, she finishes her book edits, I help her promote her book, and we continue balancing the rest of our lives.

We will be fitted for our super hero bus driver capes some time over the summer vacation. I will get pictures.


About ramblinann

I live in Massachusetts and always have. My family continues to grow with the addition of many grandchildren, who steal my heart every time I see them. Recently I was able to check off an item on my bucket list and earn my Associate Degree in Complementary Healthcare, but usually, I can be found sitting behind the wheel of a big yellow school bus. I love to write, though there seems to be some missing connection between my thoughts and the ability of my fingers to put those thoughts on paper, or the screen in this case.
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5 Responses to No Excuses

  1. Kianos B. says:

    I like when you say « There is no need for it, and talk about no excuses. There are no excuses for the incompetence and ignorance that we face. »
    So true.

    • ramblinann says:

      Kianos day to day I do a lot of yelling at stupidity, but in some cases it’s more uneducated then stupid. My goal is to have a light bulb go on over people’s heads and have them realize what their actions mean.

      • Kianos B. says:

        Well, I think we will always face ignorance and incompetence till the human will keep use mistakes as a way to cover bad decisions made with free will and intentions…

  2. SR says:

    There was a man killed on one of our major freeways. He ran under an 18 wheeler and lost his head. His head was in the back seat and his body remained in the front. When the cops got there they found a cell phone still in his hand with half of a text message written. Good post and God Bless, SR

    • ramblinann says:

      SR I saw something about that accident, or one just like it. There are so many people out there on the roads now and no one pays attention. It’s one of the reasons we have to stop at EVERY driveway, which makes people even more angry and aggressive.

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