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(CBC)   News: Children on weekend bus road trip text parents about wintery road conditions. FARK: Parents immediately call 911 instead of the 11 adult chaperones on the bus   ( divider line
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2013-02-20 12:54:01 PM  
4 votes:
Parents have become complete farking retards. Having kids imparts some mental deficiency now. Calling 911 because of some snow in Canada? Congratulations, you've hit a new low in idiocy.

Parents, remember how when you were a kid your parents didn't do this shiat? See how you're still alive? That's not because of some extraordinary luck on your part.
2013-02-20 02:38:49 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder how many of those 12 year-olds have driven a bus through the snow.
2013-02-20 01:25:39 PM  
2 votes:
You have a generation of parents that were taught to fear everything. Who relied on parents protecting them from everything from a scraped knee because they were running on a playground surface that was to hard, to every passing car in their neihgborhood being a deviant sexual predator.
And now they are raising another generation of frighten humans.
This isn't a Canadian problem. Its happening everywhere.
2013-02-20 01:01:47 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder how many of these parents have seen Finding Nemo with their kids without realizing the main message was aimed at them, the parents.
2013-02-20 12:57:16 PM  
2 votes:
I have to remind myself to stop doing things for my 5 year old. It's hard not to want to intervene when he has a problem.
Field trips are uncomfortable at first, but then I remember how much fun it was to be "bad" when I used to go on field trips without my parents. I don't want to take that away from him. Also, the odds of something fatal happening to him are probably lower than something happening to me, so I just tell him to have fun. It's not like I own the little guy.
2013-02-20 09:44:15 AM  
2 votes:
You can hear the "whomp whomp whomp" of the overhead blades from here!
2013-02-20 05:12:28 PM  
1 vote:

minoridiot: I wonder how many of those 12 year-olds have driven a bus through the snow.

This. They've got a professional bus driver who's probably been driving longer than they've been alive.

2013-02-20 04:10:30 PM  
1 vote:
If those dumbasses were so scared of their pwecious widdle snowfwake's safety, why didd'nt they pack some basic survival gear? You know, a space blanket, extra food and water, and good winter clothing.
2013-02-20 03:59:48 PM  
1 vote:

good_2_go: The Weather Network hyping every snowfall as "Massive Storm Targets Atlantic Canada" doesn't help matters. Jon Stewart jokingly called it The Storm of the Century of the Week, but that is what winter has become up here. School districts cancel school at the mere mention of imperfect weather, so these kids may have never been on a bus in the snow.

This week, school was cancelled here in New Brunswick on Monday and today.  I think that makes at least an entire week of snow days just since Christmas and this winter has not been that horrible - one day it was cancelled due to it being cold outside that day.  My coworkers and I went to the mall at lunch and it seemed that lots of parents just dumped their kids at the mall for the day and went to work.  I wish teachers still had to go to school and do their prep/marking/planning work in the school rather than sleep/goof off at home all day and get paid - plus parents could have dropped their kids off at the school to be, in this case, babysat by that paid teacher who obviously wouldn't be teaching that day because some of the class would not be in attendance. But no, lots of parents lost wages to stay home with their kids because of a snow day where the whole business world doesn't grind to a screeching halt.  That is the government's fault for negotiating this with the unions.
2013-02-20 03:04:07 PM  
1 vote:

minoridiot: I wonder how many of those 12 year-olds have driven a bus through the snow.

This. 12 year olds are NOT experts when it comes to driving, much less in snowy weather.
2013-02-20 03:02:45 PM  
1 vote:
To kids: STFU and STFD.
Parents: Don't call 911 when the situation is under control. You have qquestions, call those in charge of the damned trip.
Everyone: Don't be such pussies.

/Donner, party of 47?
2013-02-20 02:09:59 PM  
1 vote:
Snowflakes versus snowflakes
2013-02-20 02:00:51 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-20 01:34:03 PM  
1 vote:

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Rimouski
Thems don't sound like no normal American Canadian names.

Considering they're both First Nations words... they're very Americanadian.
2013-02-20 01:14:25 PM  
1 vote:

oldfarthenry: Yes - the over-reaction of a few helicopter parents is an indictment of the entire nation.

Nice typing, by the way. I'm assuming you're fat-fingered (morbidly obese) and eating with one hand - being a yank & all.

Yes, the over-reaction of a few Fark posters is an indictment of the entire nation - of which they may not even be residents.

Nice bashing yourself in the head, by the way.  I'm assuming you're an idiot - being you, and all.
2013-02-20 01:07:44 PM  
1 vote:
I saw the CBC link and thought just great, now Canadians are acting like idiot parents. Then I saw it was Quebec and sighed relief that no real Canadians were involved.
2013-02-20 12:59:13 PM  
1 vote:
Did no one tell those parents or kids that it snows in Canada? Sometimes twice a year?
2013-02-20 12:54:59 PM  
1 vote:
In high school I was on a charter bus that was being driven by someone who wasn't approved for commercial driving outside of New York (this was a trip back to Virginia) whose bus apparently wouldn't have passed inspection which it was already overdue for by a week. We had 2 tires blow out when we barely got out of NYC and spent 8 hours at a sheriff's station. I don't think anyone, even the the most immature of 9th graders on that trip, "freaked out" enough to want to call their parents. We just had one chaperone jump start a phone tree while we all hung out in the drunk tank reading Seventeen Magazine.

2013-02-20 12:54:13 PM  
1 vote:
"They were concerned for the safety of the youth because they had been getting cell phone calls from youth saying that the roads were fairly hazardous and they were concerned for their children's safety," he said.

Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think youths should be having children.
2013-02-20 12:46:57 PM  
1 vote:
we are not helping kids, the need to be raised free range, toss a few into the wild and see who makes it back. build the next generation of leaders.
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