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January 20, 2006

I loathe the bus

I haven't ridden a school bus since 1986 (spoiled child, had a car the last two years of high school), but I still hate, loathe, and despise the bus. I hate the bus with the fiery hot passion of a million suns.

More to the point, I can't stand the little bastards that can be on the bus.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 06:40 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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I only had to ride the bus in 6th grade because the 6th grade was housed in another building. I hated every minute of every day of riding that bus. The bus driver was the crankiest human being ALIVE (at the time) and there were so many kids we had to sit not 2 but 3 to a seat which means sometimes I had to touch (UGH) boys. And twice a day wasn't enough. We had to ride the bus from the elementary school in the morning, back for lunch, return from lunch, and then again at the end of the day. Any activities such as library time were scheduled next to lunch since the 6th grade building had no library either (it was actually an old school building, so it DID have classrooms and bathrooms. We had to have gym in the basement if it was too cold outside.)

The bus drivers here in FL don't get paid much, therefore, they mostly have the IQ of cucumbers. No wonder the roads are so crowded. Almost every parent drives their kids to school. And though I'm no fan of spoiling kids, I sure don't want their lives in the hands of these cucumbers. Of course, then there are the OTHER cucumbers, the ones that TEACH the kids, but that's another story.

Posted by: junebee at January 20, 2006 08:38 AM

I would suggest you talk to the bus driver. There was a situation on the twins bus this year that was unbelievable. The offending child still rides the bus. I drive my girls now.

Posted by: Theresa at January 20, 2006 09:18 AM

Daughter #1 is in 7th grade. It's the middle of the day and I get a phone call from the principal. He explains to me that there was an "incident" on the bus and it was pulled over by the police, my daughter is extremely upset and she is allowed to go home because it was traumatic. I pick her up and find out that a kid (long-time trouble maker) decided to pretend to bring a bomb on the bus! The bus driver contacted the police and since they were close to the city line, cops from both cities showed up...7 cars! They had all the kids get off the bus and made them open up their books bags and backpacks while the bus was searched. Daughter had not heard the kid make the threat, so for her it was all of the cops (she's never even had a teacher get mad at her).

What really ticked me off, was the kid had bragged about doing this just the day before, so one mother, who had heard about it, took her daughter and others to school that day! This woman lives in my neighborhood and she didn't even bother to tell me what she had heard! I let her have it! One of the only times I've been confrontational, but they messed with my kid!

Posted by: Anna at January 20, 2006 06:20 PM