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Hey guys I know I haven't been active in a LONG while, but I think this story needs to be heard.

Someone on the bus the other day pulled one of those red bars on the emergency window. Since the driver doesn't know who did it, no one is allowed to sit by the emergency windows. I know that sounds kind of unsafe to begin with, but it gets better.

Me and a friend brought up out concerns to the Vice Principal today at the end of the day. We stated why we weren't ok with what she was doing. Know what his response was? "It's her bus and this isn't an issue."

So basically our concerns were flushed down the drain just like that. He didn't care that we were upset, he just brushed it off like it was nothing. I don't think that a bus literally CRAMMED to the brim isn't an issue.

It's not the bus I'm worried about though, it's the fact that our thoughts and concerns literally passed right over his head! Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on what to do? Thanks Biggrin
02-28-2014 06:45 AM
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Did you tell any other staff members about this? Maybe you could mention this issue with one of them.

Or how about mentioning this to your parents, that is if they care.

If these don't work, then mention the words "sue" and "lawyer". Smile

I don't know if my suggestions will out or not, though.
02-28-2014 08:43 AM
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Why do you give a **** about sitting by the emergency exit? Sounds like you just want to bellyache about nothing. I wouldn't listen to you either.

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(02-28-2014 12:16 PM)metallica86 Wrote:  I think TheCancer missed the point. Completely. Besides, if you think that then why bother posting it here? If you don't like my post, oh f*cking well!

And thanks for the suggestions! Will try them Razz

Because she wanted to voice her opinion? We aren't the YouTube comment section. The whole "if you don't like it, don't comment!" thing doesn't work here.
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Because reality is not black and white. A comment voicing an opinion can easily subconsciously affect anybody, causing the germination of a tiny seed of thought to bloom at a varying rate. Opinions must be allowed regardless of negative or positive as it will provide venues of thought previously unthought of. A negative remark might suddenly spark the onset of a positively beneficial post caused by the potential energy of said negative remark.

As for the issue of your concerns being disregarded, it's mainly an issue of ageism and the fact you hold negligible influence over the person. If this was Crusader Kings 2, their opinion of you would most likely be between -25 and 0 simply due to the fact the VP doesn't care anything about your thoughts and that you have absolutely no leverage(since you pretty much have no legal rights and no financial contribution, and no high social standing of power).

The only solution is either power through numbers, or power through authority(aka parents)

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(02-28-2014 01:53 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Opinions must be allowed regardless of negative or positive as it will provide venues of thought previously unthought of.

Dammit thank you, sir.
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Thanks for actually helping me man. Appreciate it. You also explained the opinion thing really well.
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I say something useful every once in a while when I'm lucid(I'm always lucid) and not planning world domination.

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You know what? I'm sorry everyone. I've been dealing with personal issues as well as depression

Makes me kind of moody lol I'm not a terrible person I'm just a bit unhappy at the moment but it'll be ok Razz
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(02-28-2014 02:10 PM)metallica86 Wrote:  What I got out of the message above was "your issue is dumb and no one cares"

How the fuck did
Quote:Because she wanted to voice her opinion? We aren't the YouTube comment section. The whole "if you don't like it, don't comment!" thing doesn't work here.
make you think that?
02-28-2014 02:27 PM
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It's okay. Letting out your rage is a good thing. Better if you could let it out by bludgeoning an opponent in a colosseum stylishly while a crowd cheered and shouted your in name and rained gold coins on you...but I'll settle for video games and forum Biggrin

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Lol yeah true

And Gwedin I have absolutely no idea how, but I don't feel like that was actually me talking. It often feels like I have about 3 or 4 personalities.
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Quote:I think TheCancer missed the point. Completely. Besides, if you think that then why bother posting it here? If you don't like my post, oh f*cking well!

i don't agree with thecancer, but i hate your kind of mentality, "don't say things i don't agree with because i can't handle it" coward

"I never said half the shit people say i did." -Albert Einstein

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I'm perfectly capable of handling it in the right state of mind, I just wasn't there last night.
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Took down the one post cause I realized how stupid it was lol

Yeah everyone has an opinion that can be freely shared and that's a good thing Biggrin
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Doesn't the school buses have some type of recording device? The could just watch the tape.

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(03-19-2014 10:17 AM)Feraligatr Wrote:  Doesn't the school buses have some type of recording device? The could just watch the tape.
its because they are to lazy to give 2 shakes of a rats ass
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Yeah, I think there are video recordings of school buses.

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