Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lost at the Mall
Last Monday I went to the mall. And got paid to do it.
It was the first time I went to the adult transition center. It's the place they send the severe special ed kids who age out of the high school program. On Mondays they do their CBI or community based instruction. That is, they go to the mall.
We exited the school and got on a city bus. One girl said she needed to get her Halloween costume, so we headed for the pop up Halloween store. When we arrived, the rest of the class was reluctant to go inside. So, I volunteered to go with the girl while the aides took the rest of the class to the Costco food court.
Turns out the Halloween store didn't have the costume the girl was looking for. So, we went in search of the rest of the class. We got to Costco only to not find the class.
Did I misunderstand? Did they mean the mall's food court?
It was a bit of a trek, but we made it to the mall's food court. Only... Right. Not there either. So, back we went.
Oh, did I mention it was warm that day. The high was in the upper 80s. Ahem.
Okay, so we get back to Costco, and there's the rest of the class. Naturally. (Apparently, they went inside the Costco for something.) We should have just waited. (Oh well. That's half on me.)
And that was just the beginning of our adventures.
I never get to go on the "field trips". So, this was kind of fun. We were gone for more than three hours, and we took the bus back.
Why I avoided going to this school before, I have no idea.