Mum’s on the school run….. don’t judge!

Recent generations of working parents dropping their children off at school on their way to work have received a bad press for blocking drive ways, parking on yellow lines, causing congestion and so on.  Apart from saving time, using the car to drop children off ensures the parent their child has reached school safely.  Of course, we then have the argument about unfit/obese children who miss out on nature walking to school!

 

So it made me smile reading in The Metro this morning about a group of mum’s who heard a women shouting she was being robbed, spotted two men loading items into their van and collectively used their cars to block the van and men in whilst the police were called!  If they didn’t take their children to school in their  cars, they wouldn’t have been able to do this…

 

There is always another way to look at things.  I’ll remember this next time there is a bad press story about parents dropping their children off…… will you?

 

Acting on instinct………

An excellent story in The Metro this morning of taxi owner/driver Satbir Arora who had the courage to listen to his ‘inner supervisor’.

 

You can read the full story on the link below.  In short, the taxi had been booked by a male but the sole passenger picked-up was a young female teenager.  Satbir grew concerned and called his wife – also co-owner of the taxi business – who asked the girl some questions before calling the police.

 

Thankfully, in this instance the girl was saved from a potentially life threatening experience thanks to Satbir and his wife’s quick thinking.  How many times do we think ‘that doesn’t seem right’ but then fear of ‘interfering’ takes over and we say nothing?

 

The famous African proverb springs to mind ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.  Times have changed.  It is often easier to turn away rather than step in.  But what does that say about our society?

 

Hero taxi driver saved 13-year-old from paedophile who planned to kidnap her

 

 

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