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(Slate)   Riding on the school bus has always been a hellish experience, so why did it take a bullied elderly bus monitor before anyone took notice?   ( divider line
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9775 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Jun 2012 at 6:16 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-24 07:23:26 PM  
4 votes:

Onkel Buck: I touched boobs for the first time on the bus. I had a good experience

So you were a bus driver?
2012-06-24 10:58:47 PM  
3 votes:
I swear to the FSM that we had the real-life Otto Mann as our bus driver in school.

The guy installed his own CD player and speakers in the bus and regularly cranked up Metallica, White Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, the Offspring and virtually whatever else the metalheads and punks brought him first thing in the morning. It was great!

The guy also drove like a maniac bat-out-of-hell, took short-cuts and once got in trouble for intentionally fishtailing in a mall parking lot (with a full load of kids) during a snow storm. No one on the bus ratted him out, we thought it kicked was someone that worked at the mall called it in.

Paper ball fights were a regular occurrence and we actually had a snowball fight ON the bus once...and his only issue was when he got pegged in the back of the head (Response: "Not while I'm driving guys, please!") and we also got him in trouble when we stuck a rather inappropriate bumper sticker on the bus and it was spotted by some local politician who got all butt-hurt over it.

He wouldn't tolerate any bullying either...but it really never happened as everyone was having a helluva good time on there.

/miss the 89.
//Wonder what Brian is doing these days?
2012-06-24 06:42:12 PM  
3 votes:

Rann Xerox: the_chief: Jerry Sandusky verbally abused me on the bus.

He gave you a tongue lashing?

What Sandusky did is no big deal, guys have been smacking asses, whipping with towels, and anally raping each other in the locker room for years, it's just part of football. Boys will be boys. Oral sex is gay, though.
2012-06-24 06:30:45 PM  
3 votes:
Jerry Sandusky verbally abused me on the bus.
2012-06-24 08:02:43 PM  
2 votes:

plushpuppy: utter torcher

Lit a lot of cow's fun bags on fire did ya?
2012-06-24 07:26:17 PM  
2 votes:
Was bullied on the bus once in 4th grade by a 6th grader. After taking his insults for about 2 weeks, I decided to hit him in the face. It probably didn't hurt much, but we both got sent to the principal's office. I think the sheer fact that someone fought back and the annoyance of being sent to the principal stopped him from ever bullying anyone on the bus again. I have no idea if this incident got around, but I was not bullied again for years. When it did happen again, I had already learned how to deal with the situation and my fists of lightening were ready. It was then that I realized the power of Kung Fu and began my journey to become King of Fighters
2012-06-24 07:02:59 PM  
2 votes:
this wouldn't have happened if there was no cell phone video camera on the bus. ban all recording devices from school.
2012-06-24 06:41:39 PM  
2 votes:
She's got $649,000 worth of donations so far and it's still climbing....she will never have go thru that hell ever again!
2012-06-24 06:34:48 PM  
2 votes:

the_chief: Jerry Sandusky verbally abused me on the bus.

He gave you a tongue lashing?
2012-06-25 02:14:01 AM  
1 vote:
There was an entry on the late great by a fellow that had been bullied on the school bus as a child until the day he enlisted the Jalapeno Army to protect him. He brought a small box with several jalapeno peppers that had toothpicks for arms and legs. His tormentors immediately seized and smashed his jalapenos, but their cruel laughter turned to shrieks of agony after they touched their eyes and faces with their hot pepper juice-covered hands. I recollect that one or two required hospitalization.
2012-06-24 09:25:46 PM  
1 vote:
The school bus was a living hell I had to walk into every day. I was teased and taunted, cornered and ridiculed, but that was nothing out of the ordinary. No, it was the beatings. I had to go to the hospital more than once from what they did. It was the freedom from observation by responsible adults that allowed them to do it. The worst was textbooks to the head and face from behind, or maybe being beaten with multiple backpacks full of stuff. They broke my nose and knocked out two teeth once. I got stitches across my hairline from a binder when I was eight. The first time I ever had a broken hand was when when they shoved me down into the floorboards and stomped on me. I didn't realise what a concussion was until a teacher saw me lose balance, and took me to the nurse.

But the worst part were the bus drivers. Anytime anything happened I got written up. See, the problem was that the bus driver believed that 'it takes two to tango,' and also believed the majority of people involved. So because three kids would say 'he started it,' I had started it. Sometimes I was the only one punished. They'd also throw things from behind me at the driver and blame it on me, so the driver hated me and was perfectly willing to believe I was a monster.

Kind of a self-fulfilling thing. By middle school my grandfather had trained me in streetfighting, improvising weapons and the tactic of 'make it more painful and scary to attack you than it could possibly be worth. Hurt them. Maul them. Maim them. If absolutely necessary, Kill them rather than letting them kill you.' I became a farking terror to anyone who laid a hand on me, to the point that I still freak out and get angry (then run away to calm down before I go off) when a coworker touches me, even if it's just a hand on my arm to keep me from stepping into their way. I wish I could stop, but it sets off the adrenaline, and the fear, and the rage.
2012-06-24 07:58:08 PM  
1 vote:
I remember a bully in 9th grade wood shop class who would force me into one of the 10x10 chain link cages with him where they stored the power tools after hours. The fun game he liked to play was to see how far up and how many times he could throw me into the caged wall and watch me fall to the ground. His shiatty gangbanger friends would hold the door shut until the oblivious teacher returned to the classroom.

Interestingly, he and one of his banger friends ended up murdering several taco bell workers in a robbery 4 years later. He threw their bodies into the walk in freezer and fled.

He was sentenced to lethal injection and is dead now. lol.
2012-06-24 07:56:53 PM  
1 vote:

SoCalSurfer: frizzantik: Moopy Mac: Who are these people that are still donating money to this woman? At this point there has to be better uses for that money.


also the person running the donation campaign really ought to stop taking donations

What if she set it up and it was all an elaborate scheme to milk money from sympathizers?
2012-06-24 07:23:29 PM  
1 vote:
I drive a school bus, and i have high, middle, and grade school students onboard. I would have to say that the most trouble i have is with the middle school. No respect, constant fighting issues, cursing, throwing things at each other, out the bus windows, get the picture. No, it's not a great fun time, but I from the start made it clear that if they started their shiat, i would turn the bus right around and drop them right back at the school i picked them up at. If they were violent, i would stop the bus and have the police take them off. I only had to do that a few times and the little heathens learned that i wasn't farking around.
2012-06-24 07:19:46 PM  
1 vote:
My school bus kicked ass. I was in the gifted program, so long ride across whole district meant our driver only had two routes a day and a half full bus.. so ours was competitive and the dispatcher gave us the coolest drivers. Got a full box of chips when we were stuck next to a Frito Lay truck at a train crossing, played euchre, all had a vote on the radio station, we got to use the CB when we broke down at least yearly and the driver put out flares... good times.
2012-06-24 07:11:36 PM  
1 vote:

Hector Felix: So, does she get to keep all that cash? That's one hell of a payday for some insults. I wish I could hit the jackpot like that.

I tend to see it not so much of a jackpot as a referendum. Nice wad, though.
2012-06-24 06:54:09 PM  
1 vote:
You know what's worse than bullying? Getting killed.
2012-06-24 06:38:51 PM  
1 vote:
I got kicked off the school bus once. I would go to the very back of the bus with my skateboard then sit on said skateboard and wait for the driver to brake at a red light or stop sign. At *just* the right moment I'd let go of the seats and would go hurtling down the aisle. I got away with it until someone stuck a broom handle in my path. Skateboard broke the broom and I gained some measure of lift.

Good times. Worth riding my bike for the next week.
2012-06-24 06:36:45 PM  
1 vote:

KrispyKritter: with all the unemployment there must be a few moms & dads (or grand-parents) with armed services backgrounds that could visit the bus for a week. they'll put the fear of FSM into those kids.

/teachers deserve combat pay
//because your children are animals

I'm liking this idea....

/ If I had my way, I'd forcibly send the parents to screamed at by Gunnery Sergeant Hartman as well...
2012-06-24 06:34:32 PM  
1 vote:

mike4688: Since when has it been a hellish experience? You meet some interesting people on the bus.
Guess it depends on where you live & if you think you're too good to mingle with the mentally challenged.
But you are on Fark sooooo...

Come to Seattle. The King County Metro buses are the #1 place to be actively crazy!
2012-06-24 06:34:21 PM  
1 vote:
Riding on the bus was fine and dandy until middle school. Then it became a big yellow hellbus.
2012-06-24 06:25:10 PM  
1 vote:
who cares if people are made fun of.

i was made fun of for being fat by kids fatter than me. and i wasn't even fat!
2012-06-24 06:22:32 PM  
1 vote:
Since when has it been a hellish experience? You meet some interesting people on the bus.
Guess it depends on where you live & if you think you're too good to mingle with the mentally challenged.
But you are on Fark sooooo...
2012-06-24 06:20:43 PM  
1 vote:
I couldn't afford a car and rode the bus all twelve years. fark school buses and everyone on them.

/metaphorically, of course.
2012-06-24 05:56:32 PM  
1 vote:
They remind me of a bunch of fark trolls. The nicer one that is
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