Today at school they were working on electrical wiring, access to which is in the ground smack in the middle of the blacktop playground. Large wires were everywhere, and the only “stay-away” device they used were bright orange cones–which, BTW, are tempting toys to young children. Kids are running amuck all around these areas, and I am blowing my whistle to keep kids away, hoping no one’s going to get entangled in the mess and fall. Only one maintenance guy was out there–and there were at least 6 open areas.
They were working on those wires at school, with children present. All day. Like, when the kids were at recess, at lunch, and otherwise on the playground. DUH!
Other things maintenance has done that’s just DUMB and, as the title topc states, a lawsuit waiting to happen:
Trimming trees in the morning, during recess. Huge branches falling to the ground, fumes from the chipper and woodchips flying everywhere, kids hanging out in the same field playing soccer. HELLO?
Driving materials on campus, onto the blacktop, during recess–and relying on some 700 children to hear the horn and clear out of the way as the truck(s) drive through. Couldn’t wait another 20 minutes for the kids to be back in the classrooms, apparently.
Painting numbers down on the blacktop in the morning when students are, again, playing there. Couldn’t they WAIT until 3pm? Or even 8:30am? Sheesh.
Oh, and the killer–they have been wiring our school for the internet. All of the wiring had to be placed in large, very heavy pipes–pipes that we’re told weigh over a ton each. Part of the roof collapsed when they tried to place them there, and our marquis was destroyed. Where did they put them instead? Oh, c’mon, guess the most ridiculous place: Over our heads in the hallway, hung by metal braces. This is California! We have earthquakes! We just HAD an earthquake! Sheezo, people!
Grumble grumble. I’m seriously thinking about approaching the Board on this one.
What have you guys seen that is just begging for a lawsuit?
I used to think the world was against me. Now I know better. Some of the smaller countries are neutral.