Yes, I know. I’m an eevil bad mean person. But you knew that already.
When I first heard the story of the bus monitor, I was furious at the little punks, and heartily sorry for her. This nice, 68 year old woman reminded me of my own grandmother, and I wanted the punks who abused her punished publicly and severely. I was delighted that a fund had been set up. And at that point, enough had been donated for her to have a really, really nice vacation with her family, and even after taxes, end up with a year or two’s worth of her $15K salary besides, so if she wanted, she could retire early. Wow! I thought. This is amazing! I wrote on Facebook. With $150,000, she never has to set foot on a school bus again!
Now the total is approaching $350,000, and it’s just overkill. Stop it, already.
Okay, it’s a free country, and people are perfectly entitled to donate money to whomever they want. And it’s very exciting to see this nice old lady basically win the lottery. I’m not sure why exactly I’m grousing except that it just feels so excessive at this point. Am I the only one who’s getting annoyed?