Sunday, September 24, 2006

MELLOW ROUTE, NICE PEOPLE

Last week I had the nice, mellow 46 route all week. To be honest, I was quite bored by the last day of it. I am ready for something else.

There were some nice people on the route, though.

One lady,in particular,who seemed to enjoy her time on the bus. She was usually about the last person on. Often I was running early so would be sitting at the time check points until I was back on schedule. She finally asked me once why I was sitting there. I explained that we don't want to run early and take the chance of missing someone.

Another day, she was on and I was running early so I stopped at the check point. She smiled and said "Running early, huh?". We started talking about the bus and stuff that happens on the bus. I told her about this web site and she said she couldn't wait to check it out. Then she decided to tell me of an interesting experience SHE had on the bus.

She said there was a girl about 14 years old in the back talking loudly on her cell phone. The girl was detailing her apparently active sex life. This lady gave her a look of disgust and the girl said something to her. The lady told her everyone on the bus didn't want to hear about her sex life. The girl got mouthy with her and the lady thought she was going to start a physical fight. I asked what the driver was doing and she said he seemed not to notice anything was going on.

There can be a lot of noise in the drivers seat...Stuff rattling, heat/air conditioning fans blowing, and ,if most drivers are like me,sometimes you just tune people out. I mean, face it...You can't sit and listen to everybodys conversations all day and pay attention to your driving at the same time. My ears seem to perk up when there is nasty language or things start to get loud...Like if a fight is brewing. I probably would have heard the sleazy girl and told her to save it until she got off the bus. At least then her attention would be focused on me and she would leave the other passengers alone. In all probability, she would have gotten smart with me and enjoyed a police escort off the bus. Such is life.

Anyway, it was interesting to hear stories from the passengers perspective. If anyone has a story you think we'd like to hear about...Bus related, please, feel free to share!

By the way, wish me luck!! Wednesday is the big day. I compete in the bus roadeo at the state fairgrounds. Even though I have been driving for 6 years, I am considered a rookie since this is the first time I've been in the Roadeo. I wanna be the first rookie to actually WIN the Roadeo. Apparently, a rookie has never won before. No matter what happens, I'm sure it will be a fun experience for me! (There will be a funeral and mass burial for all the orange cones later in the week...hehehe.)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Brother James said...

Hey Sis...good luck with the ROADEO!

I'll send flowers for the cones!

-Go Packers ;)

12:07 AM  

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