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Monday, February 25, 2008


To: Local Parents In Huge Homes With Impossibly Long Driveways
From: Jersey Girl

I know it's cold. And I realize you don't want little Blake or Courtney to be standing outside in the elements waiting for the school bus. I get that. I'm not completely heartless.

But might I recommend you transport them to the end of your half-mile driveway in your toasty Volvo SUV and wait for the bus there, rather than sitting in the house until the bus arrives, then having your child casually saunter in its direction.

This absolute ridiculousness caused a backup of at least 40 cars during my morning commute today. It's quite likely a large percentage of those were experiencing the rage I was this morning, meaning there were a lot of very unhappy people with dangerously high blood pressure driving around central Jersey.

A programming note ... coming soon, a discussion of the 51st state in our nation: South Jersey.


  • At 2/27/2008 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Courtney does not take a bus to school yet.


    PS. I love the word verification I must type in to post a comment. What does rrcemqai mean?

  • At 2/27/2008 7:18 AM, Blogger jersey girl said…

    It's code for "The Jets will suck again this year."

  • At 2/27/2008 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I guess eltip means the same.


  • At 2/27/2008 7:24 PM, Blogger jersey girl said…

    Nope. That's code for "we are out of Captain Morgan."

  • At 2/28/2008 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Next year is going to suck all around then.


  • At 2/28/2008 8:02 AM, Blogger jersey girl said…

    Well, at least parking won't get any more expensive, the police won't be dickheads, and we'll have your company at the games.

    Oh, wait...

  • At 2/28/2008 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That's just not right.


  • At 2/29/2008 9:42 PM, Blogger zip1010 said…

    JG -

    Worst case scenario is when the bus stops at three consecutive driveways, each no more than 20 feet from the next. Some school board official figured it was too risky to deal with the potential lawsuit if the little bugger took a wrong turn on the way next door. To top it off, each one tries to outdo the other with how slow they can saunter to the bus from their porch. This plays out 5 days a week on the backroads near our houses.

    I used to walk over a mile, uphill, in the snow, carrying a saxophone for God's sake...


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