A Fool’s Errand

Now that the roads, even the side roads are passable,  son & I yesterday decided to do our  一日一善 and shovel out first a path through the snow banks.



And then, clear an area  so that the following morning the kids, including son, have a dry place to stand while they wait for their morning bus to come.




Well as the saying, 'No good deed goes unpunished' goes, 

Once done to our satisfaction,  we headed back home, shed our boots, gloves and heavy clothing and son then turned on the TV, and we quickly learned all classes for the following day, are again cancelled; the issue being that while the roads are clear, there are schools which  have yet to dig themselves out. 


To that end, there was an e-mail fro the PTA calling for volunteers today to help dig out.  Think son & I have done our civic duty and wife's opined that if the school needs bodies, they should tell the kids on the school teams and clubs to grab a snow shovel and appear henceforth and without delay.

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3 Responses to A Fool’s Errand

  1. Waterbaby says:

    The schools wouldn't dare suggest that the kids engage in manual labor, that's child abuse, doncha know! Not to mention the fallout from parents threatening to sue.

  2. An Ex-Expat says:

    Maybe. But these groups hold cars washes etc., as fund raisers so I don't see that as a problem. Think the school could use that to cover their butt.

  3. Waterbaby says:

    Putting on light fun activities like car washes and schools telling school kids to grab a shovel and engage in "heavy manual labor with potential risk of injuries" – veritable child abuse in the eyes of the parents and kids and lawsuit potential in the eyes of the school – are different animals. I reckon in places like Iowa, South Dakota and such where kids are still expected to work/pitch in with snow removal that'd fly without issue … but not on the East or West Coasts.

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