January 5th, 2011

harris, biden

WTF Bus?!?

For the second time this week, I had to drive Andrew to school. First time Monday. Bus was on time yesterday, but with a substitute driver. This morning, however, it was THIRTY minutes late! Andrew had waited outside in the cold until 10 minutes after 7am, 20 minutes past when the bus usually picks him up. I told him to come back inside, and I'd take him to school. We were inside talking, when at 7:20am, we saw the bus pass the house. It was his bus, because it is number 232, and we saw it clearly.

Called the Ouachita Parish School Board this morning. The person said they had gotten calls already from people on this particular bus route, but didn't say what the issue was. Andrew says some kids eat breakfast at the school, and if the bus is thirty minutes late, they will entirely miss breakfast. Also, some students have no other way to get to school besides the bus, and most kids aren't going to stand out in the cold when the bus is running thirty minutes late!

This kind of shit never happened back when I was going to school... if it did, it never happened on the bus routes I was on! Sometimes a different bus would pick me up, with the regular driver, but they were always on time! School bus drivers and the officials at the Ouachita Parish School Board are turning into a bunch of incompetent ASSES!