77-Year-Old Crossing Guard Fed Up
Here we go again with another example of our world spiralling out of control because of fools. A 77-year-old school crossing guard quit his job over a “high-five ban” put in place because of complaints by several foolish, overprotective mothers. These mothers are setting a poor example for their kids.
The lollipop man (what crossing guards are called in England), Bryan Broom, has been safely helping kids cross the street near Kirk Ella St. Andrews Community Primary School for over 20 years. He has been a community favorite of parents and children alike and enjoyed giving the children high-fives in passing. That’s really cool and sweet, if you ask me (or anybody who isn’t a moron). It’s pure insanity that anybody would complain about that. What kind of world do these mothers want? I’m glad that Mr. Broom showed his displeasure over the new rule by quitting. People need to start standing up for what is right, and I’m glad he decided to stand his ground.
When Mr. Broom handed in his notice informing the school district that he was leaving his post, he said that it was because he couldn’t work in the “present atmosphere.” What kind of message is the school district (and, more so the parents who complained) trying to convey? That we’re not to engage with children and other citizens in a friendly manner? That we’re all just supposed to act like robots under the thumb of authority? Scaredy-cat oversensitive people are ruining our world. They’re not doing their children any favors by effectively forcing a positive influence out of their lives.
The rest of the parents are upset about Mr. Broom leaving and have put up banners and showered him with gifts to thank him for his service over the years. They don’t want him to quit and have asked him to reconsider. Broom said of the outpouring of support: “It has been fantastic. I expected a bit of a fuss but it’s gone viral and I love it. I’ve had chocolate, gin, wine — you name it, and I’ve had some really nice messages from children saying ‘please don’t go.'”