You call that a reason to cancel school?

December 12th, 2007

Yesterday’s weather-related canceling of Milwaukee Public Schools made me think about what it was like growing up in Buffalo, discount cialis search N.Y.

They NEVER cancel school in Buffalo.

Well, viagra usa cialis sale maybe not never.

One year, healing when I was in junior high school, it was snowing so badly we were barely able to find our way to the bus stop.

But school wasn’t canceled.

The bus arrived 45 minutes later than normal.

But school wasn’t canceled.

The 20-minute trip to the school took 90 minutes.

But school wasn’t canceled.

When we finally arrived at the school, the parking lot was completely empty except for the parka-wearing principal waving at the bus.

When the bus driver opened the door, the principal said, “we have to cancel school…none of the teachers could make it in.”

And that’s pretty much the only reason they ever cancel school in Buffalo, N.Y.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yorick  |  December 12th, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    My mother told me a story of how her stepfather took her to school on a snowmobile because the snow was too deep to drive in. I want to say this was in the early 70’s. And apparently Carroll’s new president thought the snow was only a minor nuisance as we had classes all day. Snow, what snow?

  • 2. Wendy  |  December 12th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    When I was a kid, they rarely canceled school. I remember one time during a snowstorm that the bus picked up a teacher on the way. I lived in a rural, hilly area, and some of those snowy rides to school were nailbiters.

  • 3. Fuzz Martin  |  December 12th, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Ah… the days before lawyers.

  • 4. Paul Harvey sucks  |  December 13th, 2007 at 1:42 am

    I linked here from some other good blogs and, seriously, what‚Äôs your deal? You confuse banality with creativity and your demure Reader’s Digest-esque quips make you sound like a dull-witted hausfrau. Write something interesting or shut this shit off.

  • 5. Elliot  |  December 13th, 2007 at 7:05 am

    What can I say? One person’s cup of tea is another person’s hemlock.

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