Originally Posted by cliffg
At the end of last night's episode, as Jefferson (Mad Hatter) was re-uniting with his daughter, I said to my wife:
"Creepy / strange looking guy loitering at the side of the road where the school bus is dropping off school age girls, then "walking off" with one of the girls (even if she didn't mind) and nobody noiticed - this is definitely Storybrooke and not modern day life."
Lol ... or else none of the writers have school-age kids.
I gotta believe this was done intentionally as a contrast to normal life.
(Bus stops in my neighborhood for elementary age kids, and I asume in most neighborhoods in the US, have at least one parent waiting at a given stop, the bus drivers are trained to notice who the kids are walking away with, etc)
Seeing as how none of the residents can leave the town, wouldn't it stand to reason the bus driver would a) know Jefferson and b) remember who he is from fairy tale land? Heck the driver is probably the one who drove Cinderella's carriage to the ball. Now he drives the school bus.
Plus, she looks to be at least 11 or 12, which puts her in middle school territory, not elementary if she started kindergarten when she was 5 (which would be likely for a girl).
Finally, in my neighborhood, the bus stops, lets off at least 6 kids and they all head off unattended to wherever they live. No parents in sight. The only buses I see parents out to meet are for the really little kids.Edited by NetworkTV - 10/15/12 at 8:59pm