Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The sins of the father.

Well it looks like our schools are advocating that an innocent is punished for the crimes of the parents. They hope the new rules will encourage pupils to put pressure on their parents to park legally. Isn't that just so NewLabour. Read here.

Personally I think that is actually a good idea although when it is done by non government bodies it normally is treated as a heinous crime. So now it is going mainstream we can look at using this tool ourselves. It has many advanatages.

Know a traffic wardens kid. Kick the crap out of them and tell them it's because you got a ticket once. A teacher persecuting you. Kick the crap out of their kid because of it. Council workers, police, this opens the floodgates. Tell them why while you are doing it but not enough to identify you. The kids won't be protected by CCTV for a start. It will also be easy in comparison to actually chasing the real culprits, which unsurprisingly is exactly the same reason your kids are getting persecuted. Of course we can't use detention because we don't have the facilities.

You can then hope that will encourage pupils to put pressure on their parents to get a decent job. That hope seems to make it OK for some reason.

9 Comments:

At 5:27 pm, Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

That makes me want to park on the footpath.

 
At 6:08 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Yes. An interesting concept though. School teachers now being traffic wardens. Obviously they feel they are doing their jobs so well despite the number of kids who can't spel read and writ as well as we does.

 
At 10:03 am, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Bag, I have to disagree with you here. When the weather is bad I drive the kids to school - and living at the other end of the Cat and Fiddle from you - you know what the weather can be like up here.

The school itself is situated in a narrow road close to a busy crossroads. All too often, the selfish, the fat, and the downright fucking lazy will park, not just stop, but park at the curb in zones clearly marked Buses Only and Keep Clear. It's not like there isn't plenty of parking either - there is, it's just a few yards further away. And every term the head teacher sends out in her newsletter a section asking parents not to park in, near or opposite the bus stop. I'm not surprised kids can't read when clearly neither can their parents.

If people's kids are bing punished for their parent's selfishness and laziness then so be it.

What example are the parents setting by completely disregarding parking and stopping restrictions? They will just grow up to be selfish stupid people just like their parents.

My heart is in my mouth everytime the bus stops to offload children and some twunt pulls out from right behind the bus as the children cross the road. The Keep Clear markings are there for a reason. So that the children are visible to approaching drivers. If one of these selfish bastard's children got knocked over you can bet your bottom dollar there would be hell to pay.

 
At 11:00 am, Blogger Bag said...

Henry,

I'm not defending the parents here but the kids. Why should they get punished because of what their parents do? Would you like it if oneof your parents didn't pay their council tax and you were thrown in the nick. I know I wouldn't.

No. My beef in this article is with the school enforcing something they have no right to do and they do so by abusing their power over the children.

As far as the people illegally parking then all we need is a few traffic wardens visiting these areas and writing tickets on a random basis and the problem would be solved. A group of half a dozen wardens, PCSOs or police for ten minutes on a random basis would have a fantastic impact. Like everything else it wouldn't solve the problem completely as there would always be the odd one or two who have IQ's measured in minus figures.

I live right by a school and the parking here is bad as well. Blocks the road for twenty minutes or so every day and here most of them are parking legally. It's just the volume.

 
At 3:55 am, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 8:23 am, Blogger Henry Crun said...

hey uber. Do you want to watch?

 
At 6:29 pm, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 4:34 pm, Blogger Bag said...

MMmmm. Excuse me but I though those videaos would never see the light of day. Don't make me regret them..

 
At 8:34 am, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Bag, Uber

How three cantankerous old blokes putting the world to rights in a "virtual" pub can be considered "homo-erotica", I don't know.

Uber, I think I'm getting to like you and may even invite you back to my blog sometime.

 

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