Dancing with the crossing guards
Kathleen Byers started working as a school crossing guard eight years ago. She brought a chair with her to her post on Dufferin Street, just south of Dundas, in the beginning, but she found that sitting and standing — and sitting and standing all over again— was hard on the knees.
So she ditched the chair and things got better. Though they weren’t perfect. Prolonged standing induced an intense drowsiness and, for a crossing guard, falling asleep on the job is a firing offence.
“Have you ever stood in line before?” Ms. Byers asks. “Standing is so boring.”
And dancing is not. (Photo: Tyler Anderson/National Post)