Gripe #1: Why, oh why, can't people learn to drive around a traffic circle/roundabout? We have 1 in this county, and it just happens to be on my way to/from my mountain school (because I take a "short cut"). People insist on stopping, waiting for cars to pass, and then decide to go when there's no more cars coming. IT'S A YIELD SIGN, PEOPLE! Yield means that if there are cars coming you stop; you don't have to stop if there are no cars coming, or if they're at another yield sign. Drives me absolutely BATTY. And, it's not like the traffic circle looks like this:
Believe me, it doesn't. It's a very, very simple traffic circle, and it's quite fun to go around if you don't have to stop for anybody when you come down a hill to go around it.
Gripe #2: The school system took away our Presidents' Day vacation and the professional development day that was the next day, giving us a total of 4 snow days left. It snowed last night (just about 1/2 inch at my house) and kids, teachers, and subs are sick. We have about 5 different bugs going around right now. The number of kids who are sick is just ridiculous. And, we're back to school. Why in the world are they being so stingy with not letting us off? The only thing I can think of is the state test in April. Like 2 days are really going matter, especially with so many kids out.
I have to leave on a positive note: Today is jeans' day at my mountain school, and we're having bbq catered in. So, today isn't a complete waste.