January 13, 2009

funny bus stuff..


so i've been a sub driver for a month or two and thought i would share some funny stuff about  being a substitute school bus driver...

*i locked myself out of my bus at roberts craft during christmastime and had to have some poor lady give me boost so that i could climb in the back emergency door...

*no-one told me that i only had two minutes to get in the bus wash before the door would start to close....it took more than two minutes to get all of the windows shut and when i started to pull into the wash i took out the top mirror on the right side and bent the heck out of the bus wash door.:) oops

*everyday i drive a different bus and these buses are about 16-17 yrs old so they are OLD!  they also get parked out in no man's land and so they don't get plugged in at night.  3 times i've had a bus that won't start so i call the maintenance guys who then have to hop in their truck and come find me only to have that sucker start up the first time they try it!  3 TIMES!  

*then there was the day that it not only wouldn't start but then i got stuck in the snow on one of those really snowy mornings we've had.  so i did everything.  i would get stuck then i would be able to go a little and then i would get stuck again...blah blah blah.  i finally really think i'm stuck...i've been pulling forward and then backward and forward again, i've turned the wheel, i've lowered gears..done everything possible but no luck.  so i call maintenance again to come and pull me out.  the guy drives up says why don't you try backing up and then pulling forward so that's what i do to appease the guy so he'll help me and i'll be danged if it doesn't work that time!!!  i was so ticked!  made me look like some dumb girl.  dumb bus.   

*there's the special needs bus that has the most touchy gas and brake pedals alive!  those poor kids and my poor aide had whiplash by the time i stopped chug chugging along trying to get the hang of that thing!!

*the other day i had an extra bouncy air ride seat that squeaked every it went up and down...i'll just leave it to your imagination what that sounded like.  of course that was the day that i had to drive high schoolers back and forth to the bowling alley all day.  hopefully they were all very stupid and innocent and didn't know what i kept laughing about.

*yesterday i drove the bus with the door that sticks.  i ran into the store while waiting for the kids to bowl and closed the door.  when i came out i couldn't open the stupid door.  again with the climbing into the emergency door.  i don't know if you realize how tall those stupid exit doors are but i'm kinda short with short little legs and those things are hella high.  i'm sure i looked like an idiot but i got in!!

luckily every once in a while i get to drive a nice bus...today i do and it's a beaut.  i never knew how much i appreciated a smooth ride that doesn't wiggle and jiggle and jangle all over the place!

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, this is too funny! I can only imagine you driving the bus and all the mayhem that would ensue!

don and jacki said...

can't find the words to describe how we felt about most of our bus drivers growing up! but one WAS a real hottie! i'm sure that's how the kids feel about you!

Callie said...

I Freaking Love you! You totally just made my day!

Mels said...

I just have to laugh when I picture you trying to climb into the bus through the emergency door! Haha, too funny! Sorry I didn't wave to you the other day, but I didn't recognize you. Your hair is soo long now. I guess I haven't seen you forever! It's really pretty though! :)

Marci said...

i'm so happy to make you laugh...luckily i can laugh at myself so i get a chuckle every time i think about this stuff.:)

Tanya said...

omgosh!!! you are so fun!!!

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