Posted by J.L., a resident of the Ventura neighborhood, on Sep 7, 2006 at 11:54 pm
Enoch, please don't ask us to link to Facebook, it requires a reg, AND many people won't be able to get in. In addition to that, if one IS able to register (far from a sure thing), their private information will be put at risk.
Last, I think it's regrettable that some Paly students and their parents can't simply find it within themselves to accept the fact that T&C is a CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Does that ring a bell?
Does it register that it's DANGEROUS to wander about in a construction zone? There are RULES that construction companies and sponsors of construction sites are compelled to enforce, due to insurance constraints. How about those Paly students and parents accepting a minor inconvenience and looking for a way to ADAPT, instead of endlessly whining about it?
There was a recent thread in this forum that had a mother threatening T&C with a boycott. How absurd!
Heaven forbid that it should take Johhny or Sue a few more minutes to get a burger, or that they should have to walk an additional 100 yards to get it.
The very same people who are compalining about this would probably be the first to cry for the head of T&C's management if a student was seriously injured on the T&C site. They need to grow up and model adaptive coping behavior for their kids.
Posted by Carol - Paly Parent, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Sep 8, 2006 at 8:45 am
T & C is a construction zone, but it is also trying to "do business as usual". Since this is the case, then the path to the back of the
zone, which is very narrow for kids passing both ways with backpacks, is not as well thought out as it could be. No, I don't advocate a boycott of T & C, but if there are any problems there I can see the students being banned, either by the school administration or the stores themselves. Already many stores insist that backpacks are left outside (I can see the sense in that) and often the students come into eateries in such droves that they cause a nuisance. However, the stores must get a considerable revenue from the students and their parents and if they make it too difficult then the business will disappear.
There is no need for a student to go to T & C for lunch, they can bring a bag lunch or even buy lunch at school. The students choose to go to T & C for various reasons. They don't have a lot of time and a long line doesn't mean waiting longer for lunch or having to walk further - it means a tardy slip.
T & C will be continuing to improve its site over the school year and I think it would be nice of them to improve its accommodations for students who patronise the stores while this work is being done.