Time to Grow Up
February 29, 2012
Filed under Opinion
It shouldn’t be hard for a group of high school and junior high students to sit still and do what they are asked for a few minutes. Apparently, it’s not only hard but impossible.
On bus 30, the bus driver, Mrs. Amy, had to take attendance on the bus, like all bus drivers do every month. But unlike most bus drivers, instead of asking their names as students get on, she waited until everyone was on and stopped to do it in the Willow Wood bus lane.
She started at the front and made her way slowly towards the back of the bus. It probably would have gone by a lot faster if not for the distraction caused by most of the people in the back. There were guys yelling, usually in high-pitched voices so they wouldn’t get in trouble. They were saying that she should have asked their names at their stops, and that they would be late for school. She told them to be quiet but, of course, they didn’t.
The worst thing, the one thing Mrs. Amy was very lucky to not have to see, was the guy mooning people at the bus security camera. Then he got up and mooned someone. She had seen him get up and told him to sit down, but lucky for her she didn’t know what he’d been doing.
As Mrs. Amy said repeatedly, this was something she had to do, and she wasn’t enjoying it either. Yet there were still people making it harder on her by doing immature things. For another example, someone gave her a fake name and address, and people laughed behind her back like it was the most hilarious thing ever.
It is just sad how so many high school and junior high students lack any maturity and respect for their elders. It’s ridiculous how many people were laughing at the guy that gave a fake name. Even his older brother, the person who should have been the one to stop him, was laughing along with them.
Yet, the intermediate school students were sitting quietly at the front behaving themselves the whole time. People in high school are supposed to be the role models, but maybe there is a lesson to be learned from them.