Toward the end of the last semester, our kid asked if I’d be willing to chaperone a class trip! This seemed like a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time with our little girl, get more involved with school activities plus meet her friends.
I agreed without getting further information.
I had no clue that we’d be traveling by school bus. I swear they were able to find the oldest school bus in the entire county for the trip. There were no seat belts, no a/c device plus the windows only opened roughly an inch. The people I was with and I bounced along in that sizzling plus stuffy bus for numerous hours. By the time all of us arrived at our destination, I was covered in sweat plus suffering a pounding headache. When I saw that all of us were touring a science museum I was honestly relieved. I knew a museum would be equipped with a good cooling device. Instead, all of us stepped inside a pretty boiling building. There was a big sign near the entrance, apologizing for the lack of a/c. It said that the cooling device was under repairs plus would be operational the following day. That did us no good in the least. The kids were all sizzling plus miserable, and nobody was all that interested in a tutorial on magnets or a demonstration of how electricity works. The kids stopped at every single water fountain plus then continually needed to use the powder room. The people I was with and I figured out that it was cooler to eat our food outside than in the food court. The people I was with and I sweated throughout the entire tour plus then were forced back on that bus with no working a/c. I will never volunteer to chaperone again.