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Horrid lollipop man

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ACJMummy Mon 14-Sep-15 13:39:46

Hello, I'm new to Mumsnet so I apologise in advance if I'm posting in the wrong place.
I'm not really sure where to start with this as I've been having some problems with the lollipop man for some time now but this morning it got even more personal.
I was coming back from dropping off my two eldest children at school this morning - I had my youngest who's almost three in her pushchair - we stopped at the zebra crossing and the lollipop man looked like he was about to stop the traffic but instead he approached a vehicle and spoke to the driver - meanwhile the car on my side of the road, which had stopped to let us cross proceeded to carry on driving as it was clear the lollipop man wasn't going to help us cross. Myself and another parent then crossed over and I said to the l/m that he's is there to stop the traffic and not talk to drivers - he said the driver had asked him for directions - he'd already waved to the driver before he approached him and they didn't chat long enough for him to give him directions, so it was obvious they knew each other. He started shouting at me and told me "you are too miserable to live and you ought to go away and die". I'm really shocked that he said that, especially when I had my little girl with me. I just wondered if anyone could give me any advice - I have complained to his employer previously but he gets away with everything - he swore at me last year when all my children were with me. I don't know what to do as we have to use the crossing every day to go to school.

zzzzz Mon 14-Sep-15 13:42:57

Write a letter of complaint. School might help if he is swearing and saying inappropriate things in front of the children, ask in the office.
Given you have already had difficulties why on earth did you feel the need to tell him how to do his jobconfused

ACJMummy Mon 14-Sep-15 13:51:12

Thanks for your advice, next time it happens I'll just ignore it and wait for a child to be run over because he's not paying attention - we've already lost a child in our village after being hit and killed on the crossing!

MythicalKings Mon 14-Sep-15 13:52:11

It isn't his job to see you back over after you've dropped your children at school.

You seem to have it in for him. It's very hard to get crossing wardens which is why the council are ignoring your moans.

NickNacks Mon 14-Sep-15 13:56:34

Actually you were rude first.

littleducks Mon 14-Sep-15 14:00:15

"It isn't his job to see you across after you have spotted the children off"

I am surprised by this. Our school doesn't have a lollipop person but schools that do all seem to have someone on duty to allow children to cross and mums (who always sun to have toddlers or buggies ) to cross back out after.

zzzzz Mon 14-Sep-15 14:16:28

ACJ eh? Where you not wanting peoples opinions and advice???? confused Goodness you seem very hard work.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 14-Sep-15 14:21:48

Why did he swear at you last year?

exoticjuicedrink Mon 14-Sep-15 14:31:59

YANBU. Not a great example to set to children speaking to vehicles on the road.
Complain to the school.

exoticjuicedrink Mon 14-Sep-15 14:32:32

Just realised this isn't AIBU grin

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 14-Sep-15 14:34:28

It's very odd.
Psychotic lollipop man swears at people for no apparent reason.....
Come on OP, give us the rest of the story.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 14-Sep-15 14:36:30

Did you complain to the council?

Of course he shouldn't have spoken to you like that. Nobody with sense would think saying that in the course of their work is ok even if you were being rude. Which I can't see where you were. Maybe you should have minded your own business but his reaction was totally out of order and disproportionate.

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