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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummato4 View Post
    Report him to the school ? If he's so busy being focused on talking he can hardly be helping the kids cross the road ?!
    Are you serious???

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    Ah yes..... He is at work and is obviously not doing his job !

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    Earphones, iPod and sunglasses - a quick wave of the hand, a slight nod and keep walking.

    I hate doing this ^ , but our crossing guard is ALWAYS up for a chat and my time is limited , but my kids give her a card, a box of chocolates and a small bunch of flowers at Christmas.

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    Noone likes talking to me as I am always frowning, in a rush and yelling at the kids!

    Does he do this to all parents or is it just you?

    But can you wait for other parents to cross at the same time, follow behind one so he starts talking to that parent then sneak past?

    With our crossing guard there really is no opportunity to chat. We wait at the line, she whistles and we cross. We do they hi/bye thing but as I dont stop to chat there is no conversation.

    Are you forced to stand next to him to wait for your kids?

    I would really just say Hi, ignore him, get my kids and thats it. He will eventually get the hint.

    The fact you have to add 1 hour and 15 mins to your day to talk to someone you dont want to talk to is crazy! I know I dont have that sort of time to spare. Maybe you should live up to your username 'Tough Love'
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    I don't have to cross the road, I walk in a straight line to the gate.

    I've drawn an incredibly artistic diagram to assist. Yes, I'm that beautiful in real life

    fence.jpg

    He does do his job, if I'm lucky he's doing it while I approach and he doesn't have time to talk to me. But if people come while he has me in his Web of Talking, he says "Don't move until I get back!", does the crossing and then comes back to keep talking.

    I'm the only one he seems to talk to {or at, I should say} for some reason.

    DH used to be his favourite and I'd just wait until it was done, but ever since DH has been ignoring him I'm the new target.

    I usually can slip through just before 3:15 to get DD, usually by walking away faster than he is and doing a half-wave over my shoulder.

    As soon as he sees me coming back he walks inside the school gate a few steps and begins talking as soon as I'm within hearing range, and keeps up the chatter until we're either too far from his post or he sees someone that needs to cross the road.

    I'm going to try the ipod idea tomorrow because he drove me crazy today telling me about chicken recipes he likes. I wasn't even making eye contact, I was trying to be rude by messaging DH while grunting "Hm" and "Yarp" every so often, but it didn't seem to bother him at all.

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    Research local groups for oldies and give him a card telling him your nanas friend goes there and shes quite a catch wink wink

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    He sounds really lonely poor guy

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    I would go just before bell and briskly walk past with a very quick hello while you keep walking no break or stop if he says anything back like how was your day just yell over your shoulder good thanks cya later no break in your brisk walk.

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    I'm quite prickly, which pays off. Rather scary actually.

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    I rarely get people engaging me in random conversation because I'm pretty aloof. But maybe try telling him about your (fake) trip to the GP that morning for your thrush & start going into detail about the symptoms. I'd stop talking to someone pretty quickly if they started telling me about that ;-)

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