Dear Escalade Dad
Dear Escalade Dad –
I realize this letter is coming out of left field – forgive me. You seem like a nice guy. And kudos to you for picking up your kids every day! You are one of the very few fathers that I see at school and I admire your dedication to your children.
What I don’t admire is that you insist on double parking directly outside the front of the school every single afternoon. Do you realize you are creating a traffic jam and hazardous conditions for all involved? Or are the honking horns not a dead giveaway?
Do you know what really drives me crazy? The fact that you double park AND let your engine idle away as you block the street. So in essence, you are singlehandedly creating a traffic hazard and ruining the environment at the same time.
I am trying to cut you a bit of slack because I realize having an SUV makes you think you should be afforded benefits that other people don’t have. You see, prior to my current car I had an SUV and I loved it more than I love my child. It’s been nearly 3 years and I still miss it.
I understand that you feel like you are king of the road! I know that a 5 ton vehicle can make you feel invincible. I get it, I truly do. But having an SUV doesn’t give you a license (no pun intended) to inconvenience me and the other parents. If there is anything I hate – and my husband can attest to this – it is being inconvenienced by the laziness of others.
Please consider this a friendly little request to maneuver your vehicle into a parking spot somewhere and TURN IT OFF. Me, the other parents, and the thinning ozone layer thank you in advance for your consideration.
An Inconvenienced Parent