We had some wild weather this weekend. It got so warm that it rained. As the day went on it got cold, which caused ice on the roads. The local newspaper said there were 48 accidents reported Saturday night. Sunday we had hurricane force winds, more warm temperatures, and more rain.
I expected school to be cancelled today. It was a very upsetting thought. Christmas break is in two weeks, I need all the time off from the children I can get. Taryn and John thought school would be cancelled too. I told them it depended on how cold it got overnight and how much road maintenance the city got done on Sunday. John came upstairs at 8:30 PM and told me the news said school was cancelled.
Let me tell you, there is zero chance my 15-year-old son was watching the local news. I’m sure he’d heard it on Facebook from one of his dumb friends. I figured it was a good time for me to “like” our local school district Facebook page to get easy updates on the cancellations.
It turned into my evening entertainment.
People are crazy. Crazy, rude, and stupid. I couldn’t believe the comments on the school district Facebook page. Hundreds of comments, most riddled with spelling and grammar errors, complaining about the school district, the city, and of course the other commentors. Insanity.
The majority of comments were from students, which automatically made them invalid. It’s not that I don’t value the opinions of our youth, but when the middle name on your Facebook profile is ‘Effin’ you can’t expect to be taken seriously. Besides, no kid wants to go to school so that automatically negates your argument for a snow day.
To the best of my knowledge and Facebook stalking these comments were made by adults
“If the roads are an ice rink in the morning… My child will NOT go to school. My vehicle nor my hubby’s will make it out of our parking lot seeing that it just got plowed and I know for a fact it will be pure ice. My child will NOT walk to school and have a chance at getting hit by a vehicle sliding all over the place.”
Oh really? You’re child will NOT go to school? Who cares? If you don’t think the roads are safe, then be a grown-up and make a decision. There’s no need to yell it out on Facebook, or anywhere else for that matter, just do it. Also, you don’t “know for a fact” that your parking lot will be pure ice. I’m sure there’s some gravel and trash mixed in, there always is.
“ummm my daughters car is at the end of our road cause she slid down it.. i dont believe im making her go to school.. i want her to be able to graduate, its worth her missing one day of school.”
Instead of worrying about your daughter making the trip to school, you might want to worry about her grammar. Punctuation and capitalization are the basics she is going to need, even if she only works nights at the Gas & Go. Just for future reference, the word is because. Cause is a word used to describe the reason something happened as in, “The cause of your child not graduating from high school is that you are an ignoramus.”
“Yes it would be nice to let us kow earlier…if the road is still bad i wont take a risk driving my child to school, coz i have my little child with me also.. rather be safe than spinning on the road”