New Guy just came and told me that he needs to leave early because his 8 y.o. twisted his ankle in gym class, SAHM wife is picking him up, but she doesn't know how to get to urgent care so he has to go drive them.
Y'all, I realize they just relocated last month, so I'm not going to fault them for not knowing where the closest pottery studio or Ethiopian restaurant is. But I feel that being able to get an injured person to urgent care is a basic life skill that a grown-up should be able to handle. Especially with GPS in every device. And he lives between here and my house, so I know that area decently well and know that it's not BFE, it's very suburban--urgent care facilities are abundant. And while they moved last month, it was last month, not yesterday. And it's a sprained ankle--if the kid had a gushing head injury, I could see being so rattled that you might not trust yourself to drive.
Also, I would like to point out that when the Woozle fell off the bed and broke her arm last summer, we were out of town, but we asked the concierge where the closest urgent care was, turned out we were less than a mile from the children's ER, plugged it into the GPS, and went. How is it that you are responsible for a child and can't handle a sprained ankle without help from another grown-up?
Am I being too harsh? I know I'm being judgy, and I'm fine with that, but if you all think I'm being too harsh I'll reconsider.