“Not my job,” and a Shove Off. 

08 Dec

What Would the Dude Do?

Tell me if I’m more crazy than usual. 
Here is an email I sent. I won’t set up. Form your own assumptions.  The recipients were the local PTSA president, the principal of the school, and the chief of police. 


 I live Oak Forest. Many of the parents of ITMS students use the first 50 yards of both sides of Trotwood Blvd inside my neighborhood as their pickup lot. It is not one. It causes a dangerously contested travel path, and it’s just rude. 
Please ask your parents not to. 

It’s bad enough we have to stop and wait while grown adults get escorted across the street by crossing guards….

 My first response was from the PTSA president, note the dismissal:

Hi Shaun, 

You can go ahead and take me off your list. I have nothing to do with anything regarding your concerns, so I’m assuming you are sending me this in error. 
 I would suggest contacting your HOA or the WSPD. 

Thanks so much.

 My confused response:

You were listed as PtSa president. 

Seemed very appropriate. 

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Her retort:

am the PTSA President, however, the PTSA has no involvement with matters like this. The HOA or WSPD would be your best bet. As a resident of a neighborhood a few streets down, I notice the elementary pick up is much worse. The residents on the other side of Trottwood contacted the city and WSPD so the line up isn’t on that side anymore. Try the WSPD route- the schools can do nothing about it, either. I hope that helps. I can’t imagine how frustrating that is!

There was at least an expression of empathy. There was also a recognition of my statement. I assumed that the PTSA president would have an interest in the actions of the parents or at least see the connection. I assumed. That’s on me. 

Then the Principal replied. 

Thanks for sharing

Whew. The shove off. 

My irked reply. 

No other input? “Thanks for sharing.” Bit smug, no? I turned to those with direct positive influence, a PTSA president and a principal, I get “Not my job,” and a shove off.  

I guess it’s back to the horn and dirty looks. 

I am an Ordained Dudeist Priest

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