I almost forgot the duel... cutting it a little close here... I actually had my computer turned off and was in bed when I remembered! How dedicated am I?? :)
I think I've done a good/bad thing. Little Bug gets transportation to and from school. He has two different drivers. The man that drops him off in the afternoon seems very nice. He's quiet and very polite and as far as I've seen, he's a responsible driver.
The man that picks him up in the morning... sigh. He's a great guy. Very friendly and funny. Easy to talk to. But he drives fast - too fast. And... he talks on his cell phone while driving. Now, I don't know about you, but I can't talk on the phone and drive. If I have a head set, then I'm okay. But, I can't hold the phone to my ear and HONESTLY say that I'm not distracted. So, the fact that this guy is zipping around the neighborhood and yakking on his phone annoys me. A lot.
I've seen him on the phone a few other times and I always kind of blew it off. Maybe there was a family emergency. Maybe it was the transportation folks calling to tell him something... but I've run out of maybes. It's happened way too many times and I'm tired of it.
So I called the transportation department and complained. The next day we had a different driver show up. I'm not sure what happened. The next day I was getting a root canal and Hubby put him on the bus. Said things went well. And hopefully the cell phone is a thing of the past - which is a good thing!
So, what is the bad thing? Well, Little Bug can't talk. What if this guy got in trouble and ends up taking it out on Bug??? I wouldn't ever know! He could smack him around LB couldn't tell me. I don't think this guy would EVER do anything like this... but, unfortunately, it happens a lot with these kids that can't communicate. They are abused because the abusers know that the kids won't ever be able to tell anyone what happened.
Sigh... on a good note, the guy who came to pick up Little Bug the day after the call was one of his drivers from last year! It was so good to see him and he was so excited to see Little Bug and see how much he had changed! It was a fun thing!