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mlkdrives41
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Posted - 07/06/2007 :  4:56:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A truism is...well let me quote an example,

"Never wrestle a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it."

A sentence that expresses a truth in a few short words.

"The shortest distance between two points is...under construction."

How about some school bus/transportation truisms?

Like, "If you aren't the lead bus the view never changes."

Or, "The kid that is always the worst-behaved is the one that gets off at the very last stop."

"The worst snowstorms start fifteen minutes before the afternoon runs begin."

"The chances of your running over the curb increase greatly if your boss is watching."

Give it your best shot. There's no right or wrong answers.

mlkdrives41
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USA
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Posted - 07/06/2007 :  5:46:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, here's another one.

When dispatch calls you over the radio and says to stop in the office after your run, it is NEVER good news.


Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm!
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80-RE4
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Posted - 07/06/2007 :  7:16:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You start a field trip and realize you have no fuel.

Edited by - 80-RE4 on 07/06/2007 7:17:38 PM
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drivin4safety
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United States
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  03:35:55 AM  Show Profile  Send drivin4safety a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
When an arctic wind blows, its always in your face.
(driving into a headwind and having no heat)
Mike
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Gini
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  04:26:34 AM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the kid who lives in a dead-end neighborhood always lives @ the last house in that neighborhood.

cleaning the bus always causes rainy weather.

whenever management claims "change is good", it means the changes they have planned will cost you.

1Peter 1:3
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guzaldo
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  04:39:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Windbags & bloviaters (you know who you are) will not agree but

“Brevity is the sole of wit”
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mlkdrives41
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  05:43:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When a little one says they feel sick it's all ready too late!

Win or lose football players always smell the same on the way home.

Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm!
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IC
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  06:00:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you are subbing on a run and a kid asks permission to do something....always say no. Guaranteed, it's something the regular driver does not permit them to do.
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mlkdrives41
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  2:24:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like that last one IC!

Or if they tell you their regular driver lets them....No. The regular driver doesn't.

If you have to type up your own route sheets, as soon as you get them done there will be more than one change to figure in which involves restructuring the whole route.

This one isn't a bus driver one but it made my husband laugh when I read it to him, "Borrowing money gives people (especially your children) amnesia!"


Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm!
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Lifestar Fe
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  4:06:08 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Lifestar Fe's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
If a sub quits, a driver gets sick

If a driver has to get out to cross the kids, they "forget" the stop

If the driver enforces the rules, the kids hate her. If the driver allows the kids freedom, they get in trouble with base.

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80-RE4
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  7:34:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When you open your roof hatch, it starts to pour.
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IC
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Posted - 07/07/2007 :  10:19:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by guzaldo

Windbags & bloviaters (you know who you are) will not agree but

“Brevity is the sole of wit”



"Bloviators", indeed.....ROTF!

Drinkin' a little of that "no spin zone" Kool-Aid there guz?

Hey, you seem to be a fairly intelligent guy....don't be a sheep and let O'Reilly do your thinking for you!

PS: Join the war on terrah and visit your local recruiter!

Edited by - IC on 07/07/2007 10:20:58 PM
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guzaldo
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Posted - 07/08/2007 :  03:52:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IC are you one of the bloviaters or windbags? I don't think so.

As for the local recruiter - I visited one, USMC to be exact, in 1964 and got an honorable discharge in 1972. So don't be so quick to make judgements about things you have no idea about, I may have to put you in the gasbag category like some others who use 2 initials as their handle.

BTW, as for O'Rilley I really don't like him much, I have been listening to Rush for many years and like Laura Ingrham too. However, whomever I listen to or watch I do make up my own mind on all issues.

Edited by - guzaldo on 07/08/2007 04:29:23 AM
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guzaldo
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Posted - 07/08/2007 :  04:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple of more truisms come to mind.

"the customer is not always right, but never wrong"

"90% of any job is showing up"
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kd4jfd
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Posted - 07/08/2007 :  8:06:33 PM  Show Profile  Click to see kd4jfd's MSN Messenger address  Send kd4jfd a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
How about Murphy's Law?

"If anything can go wrong, it will, and at the worst possible timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Gini
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Posted - 07/08/2007 :  8:58:36 PM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
the day you turn in your Left/Rights to your supervisor is the day she gives you a new kid on your run!

1Peter 1:3
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bus724
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  02:44:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit bus724's Homepage  Send bus724 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The best-behaved kid on your run stays home sick if they have a hangnail. The worst hasn't missed a day of school since the 90s.

Cars will always stop for your ambers, hazards, turn signals (sometimes blocking the driveway or street you're waiting to turn onto), or a bus that is completely off the pavement with no lights whatsoever, but will never stop for your reds.

Mapquest is NEVER acceptable for charter directions.
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Peter
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  04:25:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If the fuel gauge is broken, the tank is always empty.

When a kid pukes, you may as well assume that the clean-up kit is empty.

Spicer is nicer.
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Lords47
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  04:43:18 AM  Show Profile  Send Lords47 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Never wash your bus - that makes it fair game to be sold on you.

- Ryan
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drivin4safety
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United States
259 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  05:46:40 AM  Show Profile  Send drivin4safety a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
drivers of smaller vehicles, drive like Big 10 linemen -- read the signal, move to block
Mike
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03CV200
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  05:51:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit 03CV200's Homepage  Send 03CV200 an AOL message  Click to see 03CV200's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Give a young driver a bus with a 2spd rear, and the kids will get whiplash.


-Dave
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lliv
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USA
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  07:01:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always say "No". It's easier to say "Yes" later.
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mlkdrives41
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  09:12:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If it is too quiet in the back of the bus they are up to something. They are NOT sleeping.

Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm!
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Jim
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  3:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wearing sunglasses while driving makes you invisible to the kids on the bus.
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mlkdrives41
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USA
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Posted - 07/13/2007 :  6:31:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If your boss says he has had "several calls from parents" about a supposed situation...check behind him to see who is standing there with a smirk on their face.

Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm!
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1983WardFord
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Posted - 07/20/2007 :  2:26:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No matter how light the afternoon routes are, it's almost guaranteed you'll still have to travel every street.

That's happened a bunch of times.
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