Yes, it is that time of year again. Time when those who have the choice stay off the roads, stay out of shopping centres and avoid public areas in general (well, more than normal anyway).
The school holidays are here.
I know it is unreasonable to grumble about school holidays to the extent that I do, I also know that it is rather hypocritical. I don't care. They are horrible. The things that I enjoy doing during the day because there's hardly anyone else around are ruined by the flood of hormone-driven, audibly-assaulting teens and pre-teens.
I just mentioned in a comment that I want to see a film tomorrow. Then the thought hit me that no matter what I see it will be interrupted and potentially ruined by giggling chatterboxes who text at the speed of light. Shopping will be hampered by having to park miles away to avoid being smashed into by an on-the-edge parent about to crack, and the shops themselves will overcrowded by small people not yet aware of the benefit of personal hygiene.
I won't go on as I'm already likely to receive a stern email from certain Teacher friends of mine who, for obvious reasons, love school holidays. My solution is to have subs come in for the weeks that teachers have off and leave the kids there!