I am telling...I have a bus load of the most telling on each other group ever this year. In years past they left me out of the mix, but this year I have a very large grade school route. Some 50 kids all neighbors, many related. They love to tell on each other. Fine...tell...usually it's something dumb like T is looking at me, or eating or he's saying bad words. Usually they say something like "you're stupid" and they think that's soooooo awful. One girl who I know watches too much TV because she always talks about it told on a boy because he had a cell phone, big deal. Until today said boy showed another girl his wall paper...a nearly naked lady...this girl must like him because she just smiled...good thing he didn't let tattle tale girl see, she'd report him to the police.
Another driver told on me today. My kindergartner's think it's so cool to "check out the back" of my bus. They all have to sit up front until they move on to 1st grade, an unwritten bus driver rule...keeps them from getting into trouble or being picked on. We usually have a 5 minute wait until the school opens the door for them to enter for the school day. So I let them goofy around in the back of the bus. Today I didn't make sure they were all seated when I moved up the 10 feet to unload them after a driver in front of me pulled out. Driver behind me told my boss so I got the "see me" note after routes. She was cool about it, we respect each other. But I hate getting called to the office, it's some sort of throw back to my goody two shoes days...I am over it, because I was guilty of the crime, but jeez tell me not the boss.
Telling on each other is a very popular sport at my place of employment. Every misdeed of the public, other drivers, contracted bus drivers and parents is broadcast over the radio.
Hopefully, the rest of the year they all can play nice...doubt it...welcome to the human race.