Posted: 31/03/2013 at 10:44
Fairygirl/Daughter, I was on the school run for a long while and would quote Alfred lord Tennyson to myself, the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Idiots to the right of me
Idiots to the left of me
Idiots in front of me argued and chuntered
Driving through curse and gesture
Waving of arms and "God bless yer"
Into the school run of death
Drove Gallant Grand-pop.
I was actually a white van man from being 64 to giving up at 66 and did Stockton to London three times a week as well as many places in Scotland between whiles. Down and back in a day, right on every speed limit the very latest vans and vast amount of expensive gear in back. Friday I drove to the Vale of York, Motorway and spot on 70 alone on they inside lane as the queued to pass in the outside lanes.
My eye's better than my Daughters they ask me to thread needles for them and that without glasses, I will know when it is time to give up driving as I knew when it was time to hand in my HGV licence, old people are not idiots, probably why we also gave up the school run apart from Grandson now walking to school with his mates he prefers to.
Frank, Sorry another long rant "err" I love them.