So sad. It goes without saying that I’ll be keeping all those affected in my thoughts and prayers.
Speaking of crazy… There’s been what I can only describe as bus driver roulette going on this year for poor Princess Nagger. She had a kind, caring, awesome bus driver from Kindergarten through last year, but for some reason this year she was assigned to a different bus.
Probably because she’s one of three kids that get on at the bus stop that’s practically across the street from our house (that’s convenient, isn’t it?). Up until this year, she was the only one who got on the bus every day, and one of two dropped off at the end of the day:
For whatever reason, the bus driver that started this school year quit after the first two weeks. Then we had a run of substitute drivers for a couple of months, which meant the bus was always late – anywhere from 10 minutes to 40-minutes late.
One of the substitutes was scatterbrained, constantly forgetting to turn on those all-important flashing lights, and one time even starting to drive away before the parents of the other kids finished crossing the street after depositing said kids on the bus, almost running them over.
Certainly not the kind of bus driver you want driving your precious cargo around.
We were relieved when it seemed that we finally got a permanent replacement bus driver for the duration of the school year (who was on time every day). Except recently, when the bus was 40-minutes late picking up and dropping off, we learned that he was out sick.
Only him being ‘out sick’ has now lasted more than a couple of weeks (and no word from the school’s transportation department), so we’re back to substitute scatterbrained mode.
Yesterday, not only was the bus late picking up, but she almost sped right past the house and the bus stop – good thing Princess Nagger and I always wave to her old bus driver as she drives by, because we thought it was her, only it was PN’s actual bus that was flying by.
I was able to make eye contact with the driver, threw my hands in the air like “Huh?” and she slammed on her brakes and came to a stop more than two houses down past the bus stop, but didn’t put on her flashing lights right away (so naturally the ignorant drivers going in the opposite direction kept driving past, prohibiting the 2 kids across the street to cross over).
The next 6-1/2 weeks are going to be interesting.
Speaking of interesting… have you seen K-Mart’s hilarious video? No? Well, I’m here to entertain you, so here you go:
I bet you’re laughing like a 12-year old boy, aren’t you?
Speaking of funny… This was posted on Facebook yesterday and cracked me up:
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