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Rain Protection
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Alias    Posted 11-19-2004 at 13:15:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Many years ago when our first son entered Kindergarten, I drove him to school. When we arrived, a bus pulled up by the sidewalk leading to the classrooms of the kindergarten which set away from the elementary school.

As the children stepped down from the bus the teachers were there to greet them in the rain. Well friends, I sat in my car and watch as the grown-ups directed the children to line up on the sidewalk before taking them into the classrooms.
Now what you need to remember is that there were four classes for the preschoolers. And, so, the teachers held the kids on the sidewalk as they directed each one to the correct line in accordance with the room designation. And, all the while the rain poured down and the teachers and the children were getting soaked.

I'd like to point out that it was only about 25 feet from the bus to the building. And, the single story building had an overhang that extended out over the sidewalk that wrapped around the entire structure.

Now, at seeing the kids take their second bath, I decided to make my move. I left my car and made my way to one of the teachers and quitely suggested that she should have the kids move under the overhang to arrange them in proper file for their respective classrooms. She took my advice and after more delay consulting with the other teachers and aids, the children were moved under the shelter.

Now what this comes down to is, I can understand how some teachers might not readily see the obvious. For, almost assuredly, that could have been the very first teaching assignment for some of them. After all, they were all young women and all shared one common trait. They wanted to be the best at what they were doing. After all, this was the life they choose and I dare say they had finally arrived.

Now, When my niece was married, my brother-in-law rented several tents and had them erected on his lawn to protect the guest just in case it rained or the sun was too bright.

Now, it all comes down to this; The part that I can't understand is how the once, most powerful man in the world, and his army of assistants couldn't provide for some shelter in case of rain when they dedicated the Presidential Library. Maybe my brother-in-law should be President. what say you?......gfp


Bill WI    Posted 11-20-2004 at 06:50:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Actually, Bill and Hilary weathered many storms. I'm sure Bush didn't melt if he stood in the rain for awhile, if it got too bad Daddy was there to hold an umbrella for him and Mama probably told him where to stand, and when not to smirk. lol


Ron/PA    Posted 11-19-2004 at 17:05:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems to me that your BIL shows a bit too much common sense to be allowed to run for public office. Here in PA we usually try to save the braintrust to serve in the private sectre. LOL
Ron


Nice story.....    Posted 11-19-2004 at 13:50:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
but then ya blew it with pointing out the stoopidity of Slick Willy and his cahorts.....sigh.....there shoudda been flaming comets coming down insteada rain on that doofus.


Steve from TN    Posted 11-19-2004 at 13:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good story. I like the way you beat around the bush to get to your point. You made me laugh.


Ennis    Posted 11-19-2004 at 13:27:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Iffen yas remember the Scandal clinton doesn't believe in protection LOL


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