Answer - In a Catholic school.
Today Jake's class left on a four day trip to the Grand Canyon. With the bus leaving promptly at 7:45.
Make that bus leaving promptly at 7:00.
Last minute change of plans... bus leaving at 6:30!
Guess who never got the message?
Guess who was enjoying a cup of coffee at 7:17 when the phone rang with a friend asking, "Is Jakey coming?!"
The school (quite nicely) held the bus (although the buses were late) and the kids ended up waiting 27 minutes for my child...
We're embarrassed. However, these things happen and all we really cared about was that Jake not get too bad of a time from his buddies... a little ribbing is expected.
What we didn't expect was the burning pitchfork treatment we received from some of the parents.
Because: this is bullshit! This is fucked up! How dare they... they are ruining it for ALL OF OUR KIDS!
These are just some of the things a few of the mommies had to say about us.
After all, the bus was leaving 27 minutes later than planned and we all know that 27 minutes is the difference between 4 good days and, I guess 4 shitty days. In fact, if anything goes wrong over the next 96 hours it will most likely be our fault... those damn 27 minutes.
Fortunately, I had a good friend in that conversation who had my back and very vocally stood up for me.
But, come on, folks. I'm sorry. I truly am sorry. It wasn't my intent to hold anyone or anything up and I certainly didn't do on purpose... it wasn't deliberate and it was the school's decision to hold the bus for my child... not mine.
However, way to go Catholic parents... way to show tolerance and compassion... I mean, standing around and calling me names... what Christian behavior.
Makes the decision to take our kids out of religious education next year all the easier.