Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A Door that won't close, and a new driver for Dawson


Good morning all it is a lovely wet kind of day here in my part of the world. I have been up about half and hour and done bugga all so far, not going to see nanna today mum has to take her car into the mechanics as on Sunday after leaving Dave's place their back passenger side door would not close. Dad had to tire it shut and even then a couple of times it came open a tad, scaring Temika a little. So today it goes in to have that problem fixed, then mum has to take Dad down to Belmont hospital for his weekly rehap appointment, then she will have to go and get Dave for lunch as she is taking him to work this morning so they can have use of his car of course at some point she will have to go and pick her car up again also. So mum's dad is too full to try and go see nanna, we will go tomorrow instead.

Yesterday Dawson had a new taxi driver pick him up and take him to school, the taxi picks up 4 boys and takes them to Wakefield school, now the old driver used to pick the boy up in Hamilton first than the others who are all around Gateshead area and go to Wakefield through Warners Bay and Teralba but this new woman did it all back to front and went out via Edgeworth and the boys ended up being late even though she picked Dawson up at 8.05am.

Also when mum walked him out to the car as the woman wanted to meet mum, mum mentions that some days she isn't there but her husband is and if they are not going to be home when he gets dropped off in the afternoon her daughter who only lives 4 doors away will be there to meet Dawson. Well the woman went on and on that she would not be able to pick Dawson up if mum wasn't there and she wouldn't be able to drop him off if mum wasn't there as mum is the only one on the list. Now I will explain that it is the house not people in it that she has to go by as long as and adult over 21 is there that is all that matters as the boys are all teenagers and considered old enough to know if the person there is someone they know. However, mum had to make a number of phone calls to arrange for dad and Sandra's names to be added to the list and it was while she was making these calls that it was mentioned that the women didn't need their names on any list as long as someone was there to see Dawson off and greet him in the afternoon.

This is the first new driver they have had in 3 years, also when mum asked her for her phone number she goes you should have it didn't it come up when I rang last night mum said it may have but she didn't take notice, she didn't give it to mum though. However, she rang mum a bit later to give it to her and to tell mum that she now had dad and Sandra on her list.

Dawson told mum that when they dropped his friend off his older brother came out to greet him and the woman wouldn't leave him there as the boys mother wasn't home, she had gone to pick up his younger siblings from school, the woman rang her boss to get permission to leave him there.

It must be the first time the woman has driven teenagers, as the rule she was so worried about are more in place for younger children. Mum said she understood that the woman was only doing what she thought was right but still it was a pain in the bum.


Also when she picked the boys up in the afternoon she drove back via Teralba and Warners Bay which is a lot faster than the way she went in the morning. Dawson didn't like her much but that may change Dawson does at times take a while to get used to people. 

12 comments:

  1. Interesting about the rules of drop off. Frightening as it is, our bus drivers can legally leave a 6 year old without a parent to get them off the bus.

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    1. I happen to know that here a bus driver isn't suppose to leave a child alone at the bus stop and cannot refuse to take a small child regardless of whether or not they have bus fair to and from school

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  2. Doing the right things by kids is a huge responsibility. I'm not sure I could do that job.

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    1. Jessica does it and she always makes sure she can see someone to leave the child with

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  3. A car door that doesn't close is frightening. I'm with Dawson. It takes me a while to get used to most people.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes mum didn't like the idea of driving around with the door tired up for months on end like she did last time when the other side door wouldn't close.

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  4. Yep, that isn't a good thing for sure. Doing what's right regardless of if they are kids or adults is always the right way to go.

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    1. I think it was the woman attitude that got up mums nose the most but it is all sorted now so no problem

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  5. That sounds quite a mess, but children and adults have to do the correct thing. Shame about the car door, another dangerous thing...glad it's getting fixed.

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    1. Yeah it was first day chaos it will work itself out over time the door is fixed

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  6. It's good that your mother is getting that door fixed, especially since she often drives kids around. Hope Dawson's new driver works out.

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    1. Yes the door is fixed now and I am sure things will work out with the new driver over time

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