Category Archives: Observations of a School Bus Driver

The Matching Game

For a school bus driver, dropping kids off at a stop is a bit like playing the matching game. You have a line of parents waiting on the sidewalk and a line of kids waiting to get off the bus. … Continue reading

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“That wasn’t very nice!”

I was sitting in my bus at a red light this morning. Having nothing else to do, I was idly watching a man walking along the sidewalk. He was pushing a shopping cart laden with bags. He didn’t strike me … Continue reading

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Good Morning!

As part of my bus route I do one leg of high school kids. There are about 20 of them, pretty good kids overall; certainly, I’ve had no problems with them. I make a point of saying “Good Morning” to … Continue reading

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Of short shorts and caterpillars.

I had an interesting charter today. I had to do three trips from one of the high schools to the local tennis courts for three gym classes. Turned out it was all grade nine girls. The first two trips were … Continue reading

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Sisters are the same everywhere…

I began my new route yesterday. It went better than I’d expected. At least, till the afternoon part… In the morning I picked up my high school students. Most of them were waiting at the stop, but I am supposed … Continue reading

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On Glass and Pennies

Yesterday morning I was minding my own business, proceeding with my bus route as usual, and was nearly to my final school, when I heard a sudden, very alarming CRASH. Now, this wasn’t just a normal CRASH. This CRASH was … Continue reading

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April Fools…

Yesterday, as you know, was April Fools Day. And every year I try to get my bus kids. Last year was probably the best, with my tale of the new driver named Bubba. It was going to be hard to … Continue reading

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