Santa hat nearly gets driver fired

  1. These parents are full of crud, if you want my opinion (or even if you don't). If their kid doesn't believe in Santa, why would it bother him that the driver is wearing a Santa hat? He knows it's make believe anyway. Do his Mom and Dad think they can protect him from other sorts of outrages, such as bell ringing and mall Santas as well? This child is in for a real shock if he's being raised with the notion that Mom and Dad can make any problem go away, no matter how trivial.

    'Santa' dressed down - Newsday.com
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   babynurselsa
    It looks like another asnine attempt to try and find a way to file a lawsuit.
    What exactly was there to bother the child?
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Some people REALLY need a life apparently.
  5. by   PurrRN
    It's my sincere belief that there are some people in this world who's only happiness comes from making waves and creating conflict for no other good reason than to see what reactions they can garner. It is too sad that these type of complaints, i.e. "I'M soooo offended at (fill in the blank), therefore everyone else who enjoys (fill in the blank) can just suffer", is becoming the norm and not the exception.

    What WERE these people thinking about when they made that complaint?
    Good grief, how pathetic!!!:angryfire
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    That's so lame. I wonder how the kid who complained to his parents is doing in school right now. Probably doesn't have a whole lot of friends.
  7. by   mercyteapot
    Yep, God forbid anyone should add a bit of festivity and color to a boring bus ride to school. This guy is probably one of these offensive sorts that smiles and tells people to have a good day, too! Who knows if this kid even said anything about the hat? Could have been trouble making parents thinking that their absurd complaint would sound more valid if they claimed it upset their kid.
  8. by   Tweety
    I think the driver is a bit naive with this statements "No one is going to tell me what I can and can not do...........This is America. I'm not hurting anybody." I can't believe he made it to that age believing that before this rude awakening.

    On the other hand, they should have told the kid and parent "You don't like the hat, that's fine. Start walking, riding your bike, or mom/dad can drive you to school."
  9. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Tweety
    I think the driver is a bit naive with this statements "No one is going to tell me what I can and can not do...........This is America. I'm not hurting anybody." I can't believe he made it to that age believing that before this rude awakening.

    On the other hand, they should have told the kid and parent "You don't like the hat, that's fine. Start walking, riding your bike, or mom/dad can drive you to school."
    I took him to mean that he'd quit his job before he'd let them dictate to him that he couldn't wear a hat he'd been wearing for years previously and that the vast majority of folks (as a matter of fact probably everyone except for these freaks of nature) either ignore or enjoy. I actually find that the older I get, the less likely I am to kowtow to this kind of B.S., so I wonder if that's what he meant.
  10. by   smk1
    We don't celebrate Christmas, but I can't imagine throwing a fit about someone else's beliefs! However, I used to be a school bus driver and parents complain about EVERY LITTLE THING. I got in trouble because I returned some middle school girls to school and not home after they were flashing the cars behind the bus and one car follwed us all the way to a girls home. (No way am I leaving a 12 year old home alone when some pervert she just flashed followed us to her house, however parents were upset). i got in trouble because I wouldn't let another parent on the bus to yell at somebody elses kid, got in trouble for being alte to school even though there was an accident in front of us and no way to turn around (guess I should have been clairvoyant and avoided that street in the first place). Etc... School bus drivers have one of the most thankless jobs and I only lasted 1 year. I can imagine that man seeing this as the last straw...
  11. by   donsterRN
    Everytime I think I've heard the most ridiculous thing, something else comes along and proves me wrong.

    How wonderful of those parents and their empty lives to give me today's *** moment!
  12. by   leslie :-D
    if this kid did complain, it's only because he's a product of his parent's intolerances.
    it seems the bus co and school readily admitted their poor judgment and tried to rectify the situation.
    if i had a nickel for every time one's beliefs went against mine......
    and btw, i do believe in santa. :Santa3:
    merry christmas and have a great day!

    leslie

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