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SCBrooke 24M
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11/7/2019 11:49 am

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#TBT Theme for Nov. 7th. Did you ride the School Bus? If so, what was your craziest experience?



I got stuck behind several school buses yesterday. The the back were doing all sorts of crazy things.



first, I was ticked I got wedged into this school bus chain but it eventually became entertaining. Yes, I know those "little darlings" should have been sitting politely in their seats.



Watching them being total dufus toads brought back a flood of own school bus ride experiences growing up. Of course, I did eventually begin have pity on driver!

So, for today's #TBT memory, did you ride the school bus growing up? If so, what was the most weird or interesting thing you learned, something you did, or maybe possibly saw on the school bus? I can't leave this question , were you ever suspended from riding bus?



Yep! I learned many things on the school bus. Tell us what you learned.


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/7/2019 11:54 am

oh the flood of school bus education memories!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/7/2019 11:55 am

Did you sit politely in your assigned seat?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/7/2019 11:56 am

Were you sweet and kind to your driver?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/7/2019 11:57 am

Were you ever suspended from the bus?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/7/2019 12:24 pm

In the 8th grade, I was suspended from the bus for three days! At the time, I was so proud of myself. That sweet old lady wouldn't refuse to let me ride once I apologized and flashed her my darling smile. She just couldn't. She just wouldn't. That year, I only rode the bus home. In the mornings, I caught a ride with a friend of my parents who taught at the school. Of course, he didn't leave until 5! So I get in line to climb on the bus. I step up, our eyes meet, "You are not getting on my bus! You are suspended for three days!" I pleaded and apologized for being a jerk, holding up the line. It just made things worse. The AP was walking the bus line and she had another kid go and get him. Oh crap, this was serious now! He came over ad called me out of the line. "Did you think we were kidding yesterday?" "While we are at it, where is the write up that was to be signed and brought to me earlier?" Well, I didn't have it! Now this was beyond serious. THIS WAS TRAGEDY! He added a day of after school detention. Needed to say, I wasn't feeling too proud of myself now. Then I remembered my parent's friend who was still in his room. I asked the AP if I could do my time now and catch a ride home with him. The answer was a loud NO! Why? Now another write up to be signed along with another day after school. The AP walked me to his office to call home. There was very little discussion between me and my mom. GULP! The AP called our teacher friend and asked him if he could take me home after talking with my mom. Of course, but it will be awhile as I am grading exams. By the time I got home that evening, my dad was there, too. Normally, I couldn't shove the food down fast enough. Not tonight, or several nights after!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
330 posts
11/7/2019 1:09 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    oh the flood of school bus education memories!
I rode the bus through Junior High. My High School was very near home so the parents put together a "car pool". Why? Because of all of that School Bus education!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
330 posts
11/7/2019 1:09 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Did you sit politely in your assigned seat?
sometimes!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
330 posts
11/7/2019 1:10 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you sweet and kind to your driver?
most of the time!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
330 posts
11/7/2019 1:11 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you ever suspended from the bus?
twice and paid dearly for it!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
330 posts
11/7/2019 1:13 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    In the 8th grade, I was suspended from the bus for three days! At the time, I was so proud of myself. That sweet old lady wouldn't refuse to let me ride once I apologized and flashed her my darling smile. She just couldn't. She just wouldn't. That year, I only rode the bus home. In the mornings, I caught a ride with a friend of my parents who taught at the school. Of course, he didn't leave until 5! So I get in line to climb on the bus. I step up, our eyes meet, "You are not getting on my bus! You are suspended for three days!" I pleaded and apologized for being a jerk, holding up the line. It just made things worse. The AP was walking the bus line and she had another kid go and get him. Oh crap, this was serious now! He came over ad called me out of the line. "Did you think we were kidding yesterday?" "While we are at it, where is the write up that was to be signed and brought to me earlier?" Well, I didn't have it! Now this was beyond serious. THIS WAS TRAGEDY! He added a day of after school detention. Needed to say, I wasn't feeling too proud of myself now. Then I remembered my parent's friend who was still in his room. I asked the AP if I could do my time now and catch a ride home with him. The answer was a loud NO! Why? Now another write up to be signed along with another day after school. The AP walked me to his office to call home. There was very little discussion between me and my mom. GULP! The AP called our teacher friend and asked him if he could take me home after talking with my mom. Of course, but it will be awhile as I am grading exams. By the time I got home that evening, my dad was there, too. Normally, I couldn't shove the food down fast enough. Not tonight, or several nights after!
Brooke, you sure weren't that "gent from South Carolina" here!


hate_Fakes 34M
6665 posts
11/7/2019 2:07 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you ever suspended from the bus?
I was ALWAYS good... well maybe most of the time only getting tossed off once for fighting. even back they I'd take on someone older, bigger who stepped into my path.


KawarthaLakesGuy 55M  
4 posts
11/7/2019 3:19 pm

I lived out in the country and had to bus in every day. In grade 5/6 (I skipped halfway through), we had a deaf girl join our route and nobody would sit with her, so I did. We became fast friends and she taught me how to sign (AS - Bless her cotton socks! Skip forward several years and I picked up a very handsome guy because I was able to help him while we were ordering food at our hospital cafeteria,
where we both worked. Do you know what is it like to make lots of noise whilst having sex at his parents' house because nobody can hear you - AMAZING!


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4547 posts
11/7/2019 3:24 pm

We'd had a lot of snow that winter, and in the spring, we had a flash melt (chinook). I was about 17 at the time. I always chose the seat right behind the bus driver. It was narrower and would only accommodate one person. This particular morning it was still quite dark and before sunrise. The roads were muddy. At one pickup point, there was a lake between the main road and the house. The driver assessed the situation and decided to try to stay on the trail which was totally under water. We made it to the house and back, sometimes going through 2 feet of water. The next stop was 3 miles away. Halfway there, the driver and I could see through the headlights some dark lines across the road ahead. At the last minute, it was evident that there were 3 trenches cut through the roadbed by flood water. Instead of slamming on the brakes, the driver decided to gun the engine and try to make it through. That was a mistake. I could see it was going to be a rough ride, so I stood up and grabbed onto the vertical pole that separated the driver from the passengers. The bus bounced through the first trench, hit the second one which ripped the entire front axle assembly from the undercarriage, and came to rest at a 45 degree angle on its side between the second and third trenches, which turned out to be 4 feet deep and about 3 feet across. Once stopped, I looked down at the driver and she had both hands glued to the steering wheel and her foot frozen to the accelerator. The engine was roaring. She didn't appear hurt, but was unresponsive when I talked to her. I turned off the ignition, and then worked my way back to check on the full load of kids who were crying and screaming. There were minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises, but they all appeared to be in one piece, even though they were piled on top of each other. Water was beginning to come in through the low side windows. I checked the rear emergency door for an exit, but it was half under water. The only exit would be through the main door which was up in the air about 5 feet above the ground. I managed to get that door open with the help of another older kid. I climbed out and assessed the situation. We had to get the kids out because the bus was starting to fill with water and it was somewhat unstable in its precarious position. With the help of some of the older guys, the kids were lowered down to me one at a time until we had the bus empty except for the driver who was still frozen in her seat. I went back in the bus and managed to pry her hands loose from the steering wheel and convince her it was safe to leave the bus. Fortunately, a neighbor happened to be driving by in a different road, but spotted the bus in trouble. He drove over to our location, then went to the school to alert the principal, who arranged for another bus to come and pick us all up. We were cold and huddled together by the time the bus got there. Of course that was long before cell phones. Once we were at school, the principal called the parents who had home telephones to come and check out their slightly injured children.

It was a traumatic experience for all, especially the driver. She never drove again, not even her own car. The bus was salvaged, repaired and back on the route with a new driver within 2 days.


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:13 am:
Whew Roger! That was a scary time for you, yes? Also, you were a very brave 17 year old! You did good!

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:33 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    oh the flood of school bus education memories!
I could write novels....


jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:34 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Did you sit politely in your assigned seat?
assigned seat....?????


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:41 am:
yes! we had assigned seats on our bus!

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:34 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you sweet and kind to your driver?
I am not sure my driver was human....


jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:35 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you ever suspended from the bus?
not formally...


jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:37 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    In the 8th grade, I was suspended from the bus for three days! At the time, I was so proud of myself. That sweet old lady wouldn't refuse to let me ride once I apologized and flashed her my darling smile. She just couldn't. She just wouldn't. That year, I only rode the bus home. In the mornings, I caught a ride with a friend of my parents who taught at the school. Of course, he didn't leave until 5! So I get in line to climb on the bus. I step up, our eyes meet, "You are not getting on my bus! You are suspended for three days!" I pleaded and apologized for being a jerk, holding up the line. It just made things worse. The AP was walking the bus line and she had another kid go and get him. Oh crap, this was serious now! He came over ad called me out of the line. "Did you think we were kidding yesterday?" "While we are at it, where is the write up that was to be signed and brought to me earlier?" Well, I didn't have it! Now this was beyond serious. THIS WAS TRAGEDY! He added a day of after school detention. Needed to say, I wasn't feeling too proud of myself now. Then I remembered my parent's friend who was still in his room. I asked the AP if I could do my time now and catch a ride home with him. The answer was a loud NO! Why? Now another write up to be signed along with another day after school. The AP walked me to his office to call home. There was very little discussion between me and my mom. GULP! The AP called our teacher friend and asked him if he could take me home after talking with my mom. Of course, but it will be awhile as I am grading exams. By the time I got home that evening, my dad was there, too. Normally, I couldn't shove the food down fast enough. Not tonight, or several nights after!
I am finding this very hard to believe....lol....another side of Brooke here...


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:14 am:
Jace! Do I lie?

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:38 pm

    Quoting NahuntaBrunswick:
    I rode the bus through Junior High. My High School was very near home so the parents put together a "car pool". Why? Because of all of that School Bus education!
Lyon...I have a feeling you were the professor on that bus....too....


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:15 am:
Jace,not only professor, ringleader in the center ring!

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:39 pm

only twice....???


jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:40 pm

The guy in the red shirt, last picture...that's me...!!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:16 am:
why do I not find that hard to believe?

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:42 pm

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    I was ALWAYS good... well maybe most of the time only getting tossed off once for fighting. even back they I'd take on someone older, bigger who stepped into my path.
Bret...was that your way of flirting then? lol


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:16 am:
Yo Bret!! Answer the question!

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:45 pm

    Quoting KawarthaLakesGuy:
    I lived out in the country and had to bus in every day. In grade 5/6 (I skipped halfway through), we had a deaf girl join our route and nobody would sit with her, so I did. We became fast friends and she taught me how to sign (AS - Bless her cotton socks! Skip forward several years and I picked up a very handsome guy because I was able to help him while we were ordering food at our hospital cafeteria,
    where we both worked. Do you know what is it like to make lots of noise whilst having sex at his parents' house because nobody can hear you - AMAZING!
That "school bus" education came in very handy for you.....


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:17 am:
very handy! LOL!!

jacederveloy86 33M
1115 posts
11/7/2019 4:52 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    We'd had a lot of snow that winter, and in the spring, we had a flash melt (chinook). I was about 17 at the time. I always chose the seat right behind the bus driver. It was narrower and would only accommodate one person. This particular morning it was still quite dark and before sunrise. The roads were muddy. At one pickup point, there was a lake between the main road and the house. The driver assessed the situation and decided to try to stay on the trail which was totally under water. We made it to the house and back, sometimes going through 2 feet of water. The next stop was 3 miles away. Halfway there, the driver and I could see through the headlights some dark lines across the road ahead. At the last minute, it was evident that there were 3 trenches cut through the roadbed by flood water. Instead of slamming on the brakes, the driver decided to gun the engine and try to make it through. That was a mistake. I could see it was going to be a rough ride, so I stood up and grabbed onto the vertical pole that separated the driver from the passengers. The bus bounced through the first trench, hit the second one which ripped the entire front axle assembly from the undercarriage, and came to rest at a 45 degree angle on its side between the second and third trenches, which turned out to be 4 feet deep and about 3 feet across. Once stopped, I looked down at the driver and she had both hands glued to the steering wheel and her foot frozen to the accelerator. The engine was roaring. She didn't appear hurt, but was unresponsive when I talked to her. I turned off the ignition, and then worked my way back to check on the full load of kids who were crying and screaming. There were minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises, but they all appeared to be in one piece, even though they were piled on top of each other. Water was beginning to come in through the low side windows. I checked the rear emergency door for an exit, but it was half under water. The only exit would be through the main door which was up in the air about 5 feet above the ground. I managed to get that door open with the help of another older kid. I climbed out and assessed the situation. We had to get the kids out because the bus was starting to fill with water and it was somewhat unstable in its precarious position. With the help of some of the older guys, the kids were lowered down to me one at a time until we had the bus empty except for the driver who was still frozen in her seat. I went back in the bus and managed to pry her hands loose from the steering wheel and convince her it was safe to leave the bus. Fortunately, a neighbor happened to be driving by in a different road, but spotted the bus in trouble. He drove over to our location, then went to the school to alert the principal, who arranged for another bus to come and pick us all up. We were cold and huddled together by the time the bus got there. Of course that was long before cell phones. Once we were at school, the principal called the parents who had home telephones to come and check out their slightly injured children.

    It was a traumatic experience for all, especially the driver. She never drove again, not even her own car. The bus was salvaged, repaired and back on the route with a new driver within 2 days.
Roger...what a story. You were a hero that day. Level head, checking on the smaller kids...calming them...and also attempting to assist the driver. I do hope those at your school understood the actions you took that day. Thank you Roger for sharing this!


TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 5:49 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    In the 8th grade, I was suspended from the bus for three days! At the time, I was so proud of myself. That sweet old lady wouldn't refuse to let me ride once I apologized and flashed her my darling smile. She just couldn't. She just wouldn't. That year, I only rode the bus home. In the mornings, I caught a ride with a friend of my parents who taught at the school. Of course, he didn't leave until 5! So I get in line to climb on the bus. I step up, our eyes meet, "You are not getting on my bus! You are suspended for three days!" I pleaded and apologized for being a jerk, holding up the line. It just made things worse. The AP was walking the bus line and she had another kid go and get him. Oh crap, this was serious now! He came over ad called me out of the line. "Did you think we were kidding yesterday?" "While we are at it, where is the write up that was to be signed and brought to me earlier?" Well, I didn't have it! Now this was beyond serious. THIS WAS TRAGEDY! He added a day of after school detention. Needed to say, I wasn't feeling too proud of myself now. Then I remembered my parent's friend who was still in his room. I asked the AP if I could do my time now and catch a ride home with him. The answer was a loud NO! Why? Now another write up to be signed along with another day after school. The AP walked me to his office to call home. There was very little discussion between me and my mom. GULP! The AP called our teacher friend and asked him if he could take me home after talking with my mom. Of course, but it will be awhile as I am grading exams. By the time I got home that evening, my dad was there, too. Normally, I couldn't shove the food down fast enough. Not tonight, or several nights after!
Brooke!! I hope your daddy spanked your butt!


TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 5:50 pm

    Quoting NahuntaBrunswick:
    I rode the bus through Junior High. My High School was very near home so the parents put together a "car pool". Why? Because of all of that School Bus education!
hahahahahaha!! if the walls of a school bus could talk!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:21 am:
LOL! I want to hear Lyon's "ghosts of bus travels"!

TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 5:52 pm

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    I was ALWAYS good... well maybe most of the time only getting tossed off once for fighting. even back they I'd take on someone older, bigger who stepped into my path.
Bret, ALWAYS?


TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 5:54 pm

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    I was ALWAYS good... well maybe most of the time only getting tossed off once for fighting. even back they I'd take on someone older, bigger who stepped into my path.
I bet you were. Independent and stood your ground! I was justa teasing you!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:21 am:
Bret can probably kicked some booty when appropriate!

TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 5:56 pm

    Quoting KawarthaLakesGuy:
    I lived out in the country and had to bus in every day. In grade 5/6 (I skipped halfway through), we had a deaf girl join our route and nobody would sit with her, so I did. We became fast friends and she taught me how to sign (AS - Bless her cotton socks! Skip forward several years and I picked up a very handsome guy because I was able to help him while we were ordering food at our hospital cafeteria,
    where we both worked. Do you know what is it like to make lots of noise whilst having sex at his parents' house because nobody can hear you - AMAZING!
hahahaha!! Love this!


TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 6:01 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    We'd had a lot of snow that winter, and in the spring, we had a flash melt (chinook). I was about 17 at the time. I always chose the seat right behind the bus driver. It was narrower and would only accommodate one person. This particular morning it was still quite dark and before sunrise. The roads were muddy. At one pickup point, there was a lake between the main road and the house. The driver assessed the situation and decided to try to stay on the trail which was totally under water. We made it to the house and back, sometimes going through 2 feet of water. The next stop was 3 miles away. Halfway there, the driver and I could see through the headlights some dark lines across the road ahead. At the last minute, it was evident that there were 3 trenches cut through the roadbed by flood water. Instead of slamming on the brakes, the driver decided to gun the engine and try to make it through. That was a mistake. I could see it was going to be a rough ride, so I stood up and grabbed onto the vertical pole that separated the driver from the passengers. The bus bounced through the first trench, hit the second one which ripped the entire front axle assembly from the undercarriage, and came to rest at a 45 degree angle on its side between the second and third trenches, which turned out to be 4 feet deep and about 3 feet across. Once stopped, I looked down at the driver and she had both hands glued to the steering wheel and her foot frozen to the accelerator. The engine was roaring. She didn't appear hurt, but was unresponsive when I talked to her. I turned off the ignition, and then worked my way back to check on the full load of kids who were crying and screaming. There were minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises, but they all appeared to be in one piece, even though they were piled on top of each other. Water was beginning to come in through the low side windows. I checked the rear emergency door for an exit, but it was half under water. The only exit would be through the main door which was up in the air about 5 feet above the ground. I managed to get that door open with the help of another older kid. I climbed out and assessed the situation. We had to get the kids out because the bus was starting to fill with water and it was somewhat unstable in its precarious position. With the help of some of the older guys, the kids were lowered down to me one at a time until we had the bus empty except for the driver who was still frozen in her seat. I went back in the bus and managed to pry her hands loose from the steering wheel and convince her it was safe to leave the bus. Fortunately, a neighbor happened to be driving by in a different road, but spotted the bus in trouble. He drove over to our location, then went to the school to alert the principal, who arranged for another bus to come and pick us all up. We were cold and huddled together by the time the bus got there. Of course that was long before cell phones. Once we were at school, the principal called the parents who had home telephones to come and check out their slightly injured children.

    It was a traumatic experience for all, especially the driver. She never drove again, not even her own car. The bus was salvaged, repaired and back on the route with a new driver within 2 days.
Roger! OMG!! What a tragic experience for everyone here! That poor bus driver must have went into shock. It is hard to think that this bus survived and put back on the road so quickly. What a brave, level headed young man you were, too! I bet all those young kiddos remember you, too!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:22 am:
Roger was one brave guy at this time!

TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 6:04 pm

Jace!! Get your Arcadian hiney back in here and tell the rest of us how "nice" you were!


TMulidis90 29M
965 posts
11/7/2019 6:10 pm

My school bus days were fairly mundane. Going to a private Catholic School and not being that far away from the school itself, I got on the bus, 4th seat on the right, window view. I switched with my assigned partner each week. To be honest, at my school, the playground or recess had more "other" types of educational experiences! hahahaha!!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:24 am:
Recess gossip would make for another tasty #TBT Theme!

SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1624 posts
11/7/2019 6:34 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    We'd had a lot of snow that winter, and in the spring, we had a flash melt (chinook). I was about 17 at the time. I always chose the seat right behind the bus driver. It was narrower and would only accommodate one person. This particular morning it was still quite dark and before sunrise. The roads were muddy. At one pickup point, there was a lake between the main road and the house. The driver assessed the situation and decided to try to stay on the trail which was totally under water. We made it to the house and back, sometimes going through 2 feet of water. The next stop was 3 miles away. Halfway there, the driver and I could see through the headlights some dark lines across the road ahead. At the last minute, it was evident that there were 3 trenches cut through the roadbed by flood water. Instead of slamming on the brakes, the driver decided to gun the engine and try to make it through. That was a mistake. I could see it was going to be a rough ride, so I stood up and grabbed onto the vertical pole that separated the driver from the passengers. The bus bounced through the first trench, hit the second one which ripped the entire front axle assembly from the undercarriage, and came to rest at a 45 degree angle on its side between the second and third trenches, which turned out to be 4 feet deep and about 3 feet across. Once stopped, I looked down at the driver and she had both hands glued to the steering wheel and her foot frozen to the accelerator. The engine was roaring. She didn't appear hurt, but was unresponsive when I talked to her. I turned off the ignition, and then worked my way back to check on the full load of kids who were crying and screaming. There were minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises, but they all appeared to be in one piece, even though they were piled on top of each other. Water was beginning to come in through the low side windows. I checked the rear emergency door for an exit, but it was half under water. The only exit would be through the main door which was up in the air about 5 feet above the ground. I managed to get that door open with the help of another older kid. I climbed out and assessed the situation. We had to get the kids out because the bus was starting to fill with water and it was somewhat unstable in its precarious position. With the help of some of the older guys, the kids were lowered down to me one at a time until we had the bus empty except for the driver who was still frozen in her seat. I went back in the bus and managed to pry her hands loose from the steering wheel and convince her it was safe to leave the bus. Fortunately, a neighbor happened to be driving by in a different road, but spotted the bus in trouble. He drove over to our location, then went to the school to alert the principal, who arranged for another bus to come and pick us all up. We were cold and huddled together by the time the bus got there. Of course that was long before cell phones. Once we were at school, the principal called the parents who had home telephones to come and check out their slightly injured children.

    It was a traumatic experience for all, especially the driver. She never drove again, not even her own car. The bus was salvaged, repaired and back on the route with a new driver within 2 days.
Roger, at 17, you were quite the steady student during this horrifying time for all involved.


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:25 am:
I hope his school recognized his acts!

SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1624 posts
11/7/2019 6:37 pm

I walked to school except when the weather was bad. I lived in a small rural area. All grade levels were at one campus. Living just about 6 blocks away, I did not qualify for transportation.


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1624 posts
11/7/2019 6:38 pm

Like Teddy, Ricky went to a private school and was generally a car rider!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:27 am:
Ricky, recess gossip? That maybe the next theme!

SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1624 posts
11/7/2019 6:40 pm

    Quoting TMulidis90:
    My school bus days were fairly mundane. Going to a private Catholic School and not being that far away from the school itself, I got on the bus, 4th seat on the right, window view. I switched with my assigned partner each week. To be honest, at my school, the playground or recess had more "other" types of educational experiences! hahahaha!!
Teddy, we share here. Those recess times had quite a bit of other educational exchanges.


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1624 posts
11/7/2019 6:41 pm

Teddy, we really like the new picture!


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1624 posts
11/7/2019 6:43 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    In the 8th grade, I was suspended from the bus for three days! At the time, I was so proud of myself. That sweet old lady wouldn't refuse to let me ride once I apologized and flashed her my darling smile. She just couldn't. She just wouldn't. That year, I only rode the bus home. In the mornings, I caught a ride with a friend of my parents who taught at the school. Of course, he didn't leave until 5! So I get in line to climb on the bus. I step up, our eyes meet, "You are not getting on my bus! You are suspended for three days!" I pleaded and apologized for being a jerk, holding up the line. It just made things worse. The AP was walking the bus line and she had another kid go and get him. Oh crap, this was serious now! He came over ad called me out of the line. "Did you think we were kidding yesterday?" "While we are at it, where is the write up that was to be signed and brought to me earlier?" Well, I didn't have it! Now this was beyond serious. THIS WAS TRAGEDY! He added a day of after school detention. Needed to say, I wasn't feeling too proud of myself now. Then I remembered my parent's friend who was still in his room. I asked the AP if I could do my time now and catch a ride home with him. The answer was a loud NO! Why? Now another write up to be signed along with another day after school. The AP walked me to his office to call home. There was very little discussion between me and my mom. GULP! The AP called our teacher friend and asked him if he could take me home after talking with my mom. Of course, but it will be awhile as I am grading exams. By the time I got home that evening, my dad was there, too. Normally, I couldn't shove the food down fast enough. Not tonight, or several nights after!
Brooke, this doesn't sound like you but that is what's fun about thee blogs, getting to know the complete person!


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4547 posts
11/7/2019 9:06 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    Brooke, this doesn't sound like you but that is what's fun about thee blogs, getting to know the complete person!
Conner, you are so right in saying that we get to know each other on a personal level here in Blogville. Brooke's TBT Thursday really gets us thinking and letting our hair down at the same time.


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:30 am:
Thanks Roger! I very much agree!

JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:06 pm

What's up Brooke? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:07 pm

    Quoting NahuntaBrunswick:
    I rode the bus through Junior High. My High School was very near home so the parents put together a "car pool". Why? Because of all of that School Bus education!
What's up lyon? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:08 pm

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    I was ALWAYS good... well maybe most of the time only getting tossed off once for fighting. even back they I'd take on someone older, bigger who stepped into my path.
What's up Bret and JD? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you two guys! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:08 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    We'd had a lot of snow that winter, and in the spring, we had a flash melt (chinook). I was about 17 at the time. I always chose the seat right behind the bus driver. It was narrower and would only accommodate one person. This particular morning it was still quite dark and before sunrise. The roads were muddy. At one pickup point, there was a lake between the main road and the house. The driver assessed the situation and decided to try to stay on the trail which was totally under water. We made it to the house and back, sometimes going through 2 feet of water. The next stop was 3 miles away. Halfway there, the driver and I could see through the headlights some dark lines across the road ahead. At the last minute, it was evident that there were 3 trenches cut through the roadbed by flood water. Instead of slamming on the brakes, the driver decided to gun the engine and try to make it through. That was a mistake. I could see it was going to be a rough ride, so I stood up and grabbed onto the vertical pole that separated the driver from the passengers. The bus bounced through the first trench, hit the second one which ripped the entire front axle assembly from the undercarriage, and came to rest at a 45 degree angle on its side between the second and third trenches, which turned out to be 4 feet deep and about 3 feet across. Once stopped, I looked down at the driver and she had both hands glued to the steering wheel and her foot frozen to the accelerator. The engine was roaring. She didn't appear hurt, but was unresponsive when I talked to her. I turned off the ignition, and then worked my way back to check on the full load of kids who were crying and screaming. There were minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises, but they all appeared to be in one piece, even though they were piled on top of each other. Water was beginning to come in through the low side windows. I checked the rear emergency door for an exit, but it was half under water. The only exit would be through the main door which was up in the air about 5 feet above the ground. I managed to get that door open with the help of another older kid. I climbed out and assessed the situation. We had to get the kids out because the bus was starting to fill with water and it was somewhat unstable in its precarious position. With the help of some of the older guys, the kids were lowered down to me one at a time until we had the bus empty except for the driver who was still frozen in her seat. I went back in the bus and managed to pry her hands loose from the steering wheel and convince her it was safe to leave the bus. Fortunately, a neighbor happened to be driving by in a different road, but spotted the bus in trouble. He drove over to our location, then went to the school to alert the principal, who arranged for another bus to come and pick us all up. We were cold and huddled together by the time the bus got there. Of course that was long before cell phones. Once we were at school, the principal called the parents who had home telephones to come and check out their slightly injured children.

    It was a traumatic experience for all, especially the driver. She never drove again, not even her own car. The bus was salvaged, repaired and back on the route with a new driver within 2 days.
What's up Roger? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:09 pm

What's up Jace? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:10 pm

    Quoting TMulidis90:
    hahahahahaha!! if the walls of a school bus could talk!
What's up Teddy? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


JKTahmooressi84 35M
641 posts
11/8/2019 1:11 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    Roger, at 17, you were quite the steady student during this horrifying time for all involved.
What's up Connor and Ricky? I posted an update on your post. Hope all is well with you two! All is well here.

Jeff and Lance


Masiello6592 27M
170 posts
11/8/2019 2:04 pm

    Quoting JKTahmooressi84:
    What's up Brooke? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

    Jeff and Lance
hi there Jeff. hello Lance. I will take a look at your newest news! glad you were able to drop by.
Masie


Masiello6592 27M
170 posts
11/8/2019 2:08 pm

I didn't ride the bus. I was one of those rare breeds who rode their bike to school. When the weather was real bad, I did ride then. The road to my school was pretty well maintained during those cold months. You learn how to wrap up. lol!


EFGregory3187 32M
1132 posts
11/9/2019 6:58 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    oh the flood of school bus education memories!
Jace in the red, and that's me in front of him!


EFGregory3187 32M
1132 posts
11/9/2019 6:59 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Did you sit politely in your assigned seat?
Lol! Well more times than not!


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:34 am:
soooooo, tell us about it!!

EFGregory3187 32M
1132 posts
11/9/2019 6:59 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you sweet and kind to your driver?
Well, more times than not. Lol


EFGregory3187 32M
1132 posts
11/9/2019 7:01 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you ever suspended from the bus?
Well, more times than not. Wait, wait, wait....lol


SCBrooke replies on 11/10/2019 11:37 am:
come on! share share share!!!

SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:09 am

Lyon, don't leave us dangling here. What's the story?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:10 am

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    I was ALWAYS good... well maybe most of the time only getting tossed off once for fighting. even back they I'd take on someone older, bigger who stepped into my path.
LOL! What happened Bret?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:11 am

    Quoting KawarthaLakesGuy:
    I lived out in the country and had to bus in every day. In grade 5/6 (I skipped halfway through), we had a deaf girl join our route and nobody would sit with her, so I did. We became fast friends and she taught me how to sign (AS - Bless her cotton socks! Skip forward several years and I picked up a very handsome guy because I was able to help him while we were ordering food at our hospital cafeteria,
    where we both worked. Do you know what is it like to make lots of noise whilst having sex at his parents' house because nobody can hear you - AMAZING!
Hi KLG! Thanks for commenting on the blog! Loved the flashback you shared!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:14 am

So Jace, out of those novels, share a story bud!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:19 am

    Quoting TMulidis90:
    Brooke!! I hope your daddy spanked your butt!
you will be glad to know Teddy, he did! PLUS, I had to apologize to that bus driver in front of all of the riders with my dad standing there following up with his apology, PLUS I was grounded for two weeks!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:23 am

    Quoting TMulidis90:
    Jace!! Get your Arcadian hiney back in here and tell the rest of us how "nice" you were!
Teddy, I told him the same thing! Share one of those "volumes"!!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:26 am

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    I walked to school except when the weather was bad. I lived in a small rural area. All grade levels were at one campus. Living just about 6 blocks away, I did not qualify for transportation.
In South Carolina, school transportation is a mandate regardless of how near or far away you live from campus!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:28 am

bada bing gents, me too!!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:29 am

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    Brooke, this doesn't sound like you but that is what's fun about thee blogs, getting to know the complete person!
I was a turd during my middle school years!!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:31 am

    Quoting JKTahmooressi84:
    What's up Brooke? I posted an update on Connor and Ricky's post. Hope all is well with you! All is well here.

    Jeff and Lance
HEY JEFF!! As soon as I respond to everyone, I will go check it out. Thanks for posting. Say hey to Lance for me!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:32 am

    Quoting Masiello6592:
    I didn't ride the bus. I was one of those rare breeds who rode their bike to school. When the weather was real bad, I did ride then. The road to my school was pretty well maintained during those cold months. You learn how to wrap up. lol!
A bike rider! Masie, you are a first!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:34 am

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    Jace in the red, and that's me in front of him!
LOL! Now Greg, were you posting or using the same finger?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:39 am

    Quoting NahuntaBrunswick:
    I rode the bus through Junior High. My High School was very near home so the parents put together a "car pool". Why? Because of all of that School Bus education!
A parental carpool during high school years? Oh Lyon, you were on a leash! lol


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:41 am

OKAY!! Explain this one!!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 11:43 am

    Quoting Masiello6592:
    I didn't ride the bus. I was one of those rare breeds who rode their bike to school. When the weather was real bad, I did ride then. The road to my school was pretty well maintained during those cold months. You learn how to wrap up. lol!
So Masie, did this include blizzard days? lol!!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
11/10/2019 11:55 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    oh the flood of school bus education memories!
I rode the school bus from 5th grade thru my freshman year in high school.


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
11/10/2019 11:55 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Did you sit politely in your assigned seat?
lol, you bet I did!!!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
11/10/2019 11:56 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you sweet and kind to your driver?
extremely kind! I worshiped my bus driver!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
11/10/2019 11:57 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Were you ever suspended from the bus?
Never! I will take an oath here, too!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
11/10/2019 11:58 am

My bus driver was my grandpa!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
11/10/2019 11:59 am

He ran a tight ship too. From the years I rode, his "problems" were rare. The kids really respected him.


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 12:03 pm

    Quoting blackjacking4u2:
    I rode the school bus from 5th grade thru my freshman year in high school.
hey BJ! It's been awhile. Thanks for commenting!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 12:04 pm

ahhhhh! We have one who followed the rules. Good job BJ!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 12:05 pm

uhhh? Did your bus driver bribe you guys? lol


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 12:06 pm

OK, I BJ do solemnly swear that my school bus days have no write ups!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 12:08 pm

ohhhh, I see! OOPs, sorry for those other comments. Seriously BJ, how cool was that?


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/10/2019 12:10 pm

    Quoting blackjacking4u2:
    He ran a tight ship too. From the years I rode, his "problems" were rare. The kids really respected him.
It surely sounds like he had the total respect of those riders. That is the way it should be too! Hey buddy, thanks for sharing this!


SCBrooke 24M
1432 posts
11/12/2019 2:23 pm

this comment is to the coward SiteBrowser001!

you troll my blog but hide your profile. what a loser!