November 08, 2003

Why are the people in charge always idiotic?

Alaina blogs about certain mountains that have recently been installed on our school driveway:

We have these ultra retarded speed bumps at my school. So, instead of doing the logical thing and taking them out in the middle of the night, we decided to do one of two things:

a) Dig a tunnel underneath the bump, causing it to be the bridge, so that no one has to slow down to go over it.
b) Pave the driveway so that's it's level with the speedbump. Sure, it will take a long time, but who honestly thought that we would choose to pave the driveway instead of just taking the speedbumps away? No one. That's who.

And in an earlier post, she wrote
Yeah, anyway, back to the sun. It was nice to see the sun, seeing as the Hammer has had a permanent cloud over it for the past week.
So I commented:

Oh, and the Hammer is Hamilton, right? Y'all Canadians have such weird abbreviations. See when a word is threesyllables (ha-mil-ton, tor-on-to) it makes lots of sense to give it a three syllable nickname like the-ham-mer or the-tee-dot. If by "lots of sense" you mean "perfect sense to whoever rerouted the Niagara fricken Escarpment across Redeemer's driveway".
Allow me to rant a moment, with the caveat that i Really Do Like the people who run our school although they can be kinda creepy when they all know my name even though I've seen them once before, also one guy looks a doublepluslot like Rowan Atkinson and that disturbs me as well.

<rant>So yeah, What. The. Heck. were they thinking when they installed the Monstrosities that are the three sets of speed bumps on our driveway? Two of them are these roundedish rubber bumps about four inches high and six inches wide. They're basically like curbs except for the fact that with curbs, you don't go over them, that's the point but with these doublestupid curbs you do. Then the other one is seriously an elevated crosswalk, about a metre wide and four or five inches high, built of cement. At this point I should link to Jake Belder's (and no, I had nothing to do with his getting a blog) doubleplusfunny letter in The Crown student newspaper.

Another rantable note is the Food Marketplace at Redeemer Socialist Foodsource open only when people are in class, closed on weekends, with limited selection and continual shortages. Grr. </rant>

(seems like I end all my posts with 'grr' anymore, eh?)

Posted by Tim at November 8, 2003 02:45 PM | TrackBack

Your rant touches me to the heart, Timmy. Well done.

Posted by: Jake at November 9, 2003 09:08 PM

Careful Jake. You're a public official who needs to consider his re-election at year's end...

Posted by: Rob Joustra at November 10, 2003 08:50 PM
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