Debi takes advantage of my kind character
I noticed for a few days a week my neighbors daughter has been flagging me down as I drove by her bus stop. She told me she "just" missed her bus and begged for a ride to school.
When it happened once I thought it was okay, then it was happening once a week and she was telling me that it was because the cat got out, or she had to help with her baby brother, etc.
It's happened three times in the last week, well four really. Today I saw her at her bus stop flagging me down and I looked the other way and drove past. When I got to work I called her mom and told her thought I saw her daughter at the bus stop and just wanted to make sure she was okay.
Her mom chewed my ass out for not giving her a ride and leaving her out on the road alone. I let her rage herself over the phone and then calmly suggested that she buy her daughter an alarm clock, because the other alternative is that I start charging them for being their, not my, daughter's taxi.
I actually felt guilty for a while but now I decided that she's just going to have to get used to getting to the bus on time, and if she doesn't too bad.
Oh, she's 13 years old so she should know better.