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(Sun Sentinel)   While bus drivers occasionally drop students off at the wrong house, it's incredibly rare when they manage to drop them off in the wrong town entirely   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 38
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2013-08-20 06:38:14 PM
*scans headline*


www.comicbookmovie.com
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-20 07:01:07 PM
It's an entirely different kind of driving altogether.
 
2013-08-20 08:06:28 PM
simpsonswiki.com
"This is the 22A.  End of the line."
 
2013-08-20 08:08:07 PM
"It's an entirely different kind of driving"
 
2013-08-20 08:08:34 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: It's an entirely different kind of driving altogether.


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It's an entirely different kind of driving.
 
2013-08-20 08:14:05 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: t's an entirely different kind of driving


t's an entirely different kind of driving
 
2013-08-20 08:18:12 PM
After several years of living in the world I find the headline highly improbable.

/Unless by incredibly Subby means people are MAXIMUM PTOTTOE
 
2013-08-20 08:20:51 PM
Did you ever stop to think maybe it wasn't a mistake?
 
2013-08-20 08:21:54 PM
Kids are supposed to get door-to-door bus service now?  When I was a kid, the school bus picked up and let off at designated bus stops, you had to walk the rest of the way.

/Get off my lawn
 
2013-08-20 08:22:22 PM
Do kids really get door to door service from the school bus now? Back in the day that was only for the short bus. The rest of us has to walk to the nearest stop.
 
2013-08-20 08:25:26 PM

Fissile: Kids are supposed to get door-to-door bus service now?  When I was a kid, the school bus picked up and let off at designated bus stops, you had to walk the rest of the way.

/Get off my lawn


In some rural areas you get door to door. Or what amounts to door to door, if the stops and houses are far enough apart.
 
2013-08-20 08:28:16 PM
Volusia County, FL chiming in here...

What a coincidence. My son's bus normally drops him off around 4pm so when he wasn't home by 4:40pm, I
tried to call the school. After five or so minutes of getting stuck in and endless "if you would like to speak to X,
press 1" loop, I threw up my hands and called the school transportation department's dispatch line.

Turns out 14 kids - FOURTEEN - on my son's bus route "failed to get on the bus" after school. They made the
driver turn around and go back to the school to pick them up once he had dropped off all of the kids that were
already on the bus.

I try not to be a helicopter mom, but I was a little concerned that the school didn't bother to notify the parents,
"Hey...your child missed the bus but don't worry, they're sending the driver back for them and your child will
be a little late getting home as a result".I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to
miss the bus home.
 
2013-08-20 08:29:04 PM
Something about this just doesn't seem right. I mean, how does a bus driver go that far off course?

/also, I would like to be the first to curse the existence of auto-playing videos
 
2013-08-20 08:32:08 PM
Ok.  I got some obvious Simpsons Otto jokes, a couple about the ending of that Nightmare on Elm St. movie, one or two good ones about children and The Who (magic bus, pedo allegations), some borderline short bus references, and a Dirty Harry reference.
 
2013-08-20 08:34:02 PM

Glendale: Do kids really get door to door service from the school bus now? Back in the day that was only for the short bus. The rest of us has to walk to the nearest stop.


It was door to door.  It was altogether unfortunate that the door the driver dumped them off at was in another town.
 
2013-08-20 08:37:46 PM

digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...

What a coincidence. My son's bus normally drops him off around 4pm so when he wasn't home by 4:40pm, I
tried to call the school. After five or so minutes of getting stuck in and endless "if you would like to speak to X,
press 1" loop, I threw up my hands and called the school transportation department's dispatch line.

Turns out 14 kids - FOURTEEN - on my son's bus route "failed to get on the bus" after school. They made the
driver turn around and go back to the school to pick them up once he had dropped off all of the kids that were
already on the bus.

I try not to be a helicopter mom, but I was a little concerned that the school didn't bother to notify the parents,
"Hey...your child missed the bus but don't worry, they're sending the driver back for them and your child will
be a little late getting home as a result".I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to
miss the bus home.


============

They take head counts now of kids getting on and off the bus?  When I was a kid, if I missed the bus, I was SOL, and had to walk the 5 miles home.

/Didn't I tell you to get off my lawn?
 
2013-08-20 08:39:45 PM

Fissile: Kids are supposed to get door-to-door bus service now?  When I was a kid, the school bus picked up and let off at designated bus stops, you had to walk the rest of the way.

/Get off my lawn


IN rural areas yes. its long enough of a walk going down a long farm driveway to get to the house.
 
2013-08-20 08:39:56 PM

digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...



My condolences.  I said in a thread last week - The other 49 states make fun of Florida.  Florida makes fun of Volusia County.
 
2013-08-20 08:42:03 PM

Fissile: digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...

What a coincidence. My son's bus normally drops him off around 4pm so when he wasn't home by 4:40pm, I
tried to call the school. After five or so minutes of getting stuck in and endless "if you would like to speak to X,
press 1" loop, I threw up my hands and called the school transportation department's dispatch line.

Turns out 14 kids - FOURTEEN - on my son's bus route "failed to get on the bus" after school. They made the
driver turn around and go back to the school to pick them up once he had dropped off all of the kids that were
already on the bus.

I try not to be a helicopter mom, but I was a little concerned that the school didn't bother to notify the parents,
"Hey...your child missed the bus but don't worry, they're sending the driver back for them and your child will
be a little late getting home as a result".I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to
miss the bus home.

============

They take head counts now of kids getting on and off the bus?  When I was a kid, if I missed the bus, I was SOL, and had to walk the 5 miles home.

/Didn't I tell you to get off my lawn?


I think it was more 14 kids from one bus were left behind and went to the office, who then called
transportation, who then called the driver.

If it had just been one kid, yes, the kid would have been SOL. But when 1/3 of the kids from the same bus
gets left behind, it points more to driver error than 14 kids missing the bus who all just *happened* to ride
the same bus.
 
2013-08-20 08:43:02 PM

FrancoFile: digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...


My condolences.  I said in a thread last week - The other 49 states make fun of Florida.  Florida makes fun of Volusia County.


Lol...I didn't read that. We do have some Olympic-caliber stupid here, that's for sure.
 
2013-08-20 08:43:26 PM
FIELD TRIP!!!!!!
 
2013-08-20 08:46:46 PM
i164.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-20 09:00:16 PM
I had a cool crazy old man bus driver who used to wait for me in the morning and drop me off right in front of my house.

/not even old, and lives in the suburbs
//had it good
 
2013-08-20 09:02:09 PM

digitalrain: FrancoFile: digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...


My condolences.  I said in a thread last week - The other 49 states make fun of Florida.  Florida makes fun of Volusia County.

Lol...I didn't read that. We do have some Olympic-caliber stupid here, that's for sure.


Used to work with a lady from Volusia.  Whenever stupid crap happened in Florida, she'd always say "I betcha that was Volusia County.  My siblings and I all got out of there as soon as we could, and we finally convinced mom to move away too."
 
2013-08-20 09:02:48 PM

digitalrain: I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to miss the bus home.


At my school, the buses left exactly 8 minutes after school ended.

Since passing time was exactly 8 minutes, and you had to deal with the fact that 90% of the school was trying to shove down the one hallway to get to the buses, it wasn't exactly hard to do.  Especially when you had to run from one side of the school to the other AND BACK to go to your locker  (Or you did what I did on bus days, and brought my big pile of crap to my last class.  For reference, after-school activities didn't start until 18 minutes after just to let people go to lockers and back).

/When they tried lowering passing times to 6 minutes, the tardy rate went way up.
 
2013-08-20 09:13:28 PM
Maybe he just couldn't stop.

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/fark, it's been almost 20 years since that came out??
//drive off my lawn
 
2013-08-20 09:16:36 PM
My goodness, those poor traumatized middle school students, too scared to take the bus now. Don't just fire the driver, they deserve zillions of dollars in damages from the school district too.
 
2013-08-20 09:27:12 PM

Fissile: Kids are supposed to get door-to-door bus service now?  When I was a kid, the school bus picked up and let off at designated bus stops, you had to walk the rest of the way.


Fissile: They take head counts now of kids getting on and off the bus? When I was a kid, if I missed the bus, I was SOL, and had to walk the 5 miles home.


These. Except when I was that age (a) I had to take another bus to the school bus stop; (b) if I missed it, it was another 2 buses (c) that were always late and sometimes would drive by without stopping; and (d) so I'd walk 10 miles through 15 feet of snow, backwards, uphill both ways. And we liked it!

/kids these days
//srsly, a, b & c = true
 
2013-08-20 09:28:56 PM
We had an early bus and a late bus. If you missed the early bus, you could catch the late bus (which was the bus that came down from the high school after sports practice). However, if you were on the late bus, it usually meant you'd been in trouble.
 
2013-08-20 09:33:42 PM
UPDATE:  It came out this afternoon that the driver told the kids that he would drive them back to the correct stop and actually did return and drop off other kids there.  These kids got off the bus at the gas station and refused to listen to the driver.  At least the parents have admitted that their snowflakes weren't telling the full story and aren't calling for the driver to be fired anymore.
 
2013-08-20 09:36:13 PM

Gyrfalcon: We had an early bus and a late bus. If you missed the early bus, you could catch the late bus (which was the bus that came down from the high school after sports practice). However, if you were on the late bus, it usually meant you'd been in trouble.


When I was in middle school, we had that too.
 
2013-08-20 09:45:18 PM
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2013-08-20 09:45:22 PM
Anyone else first read that as "'white' bus drivers"?
 
2013-08-20 10:34:33 PM
CSB: There wasn't a bus stop in front of my house, it was a block away. But my neighborhood was a tiny three-square block area, which meant the bus passed my house, then my stop, then did a loop around the neighborhood before passing my stop again. So I'd watch Bozo until the bus drove past, then get up and walk toward the bus stop, usually getting there well before the bus made its second pass past my stop. The bus had to stop - after all, I was at my designated stop, and there was the bus. It took over a year and a half before the driver finally said anything to me about it.

CSB2: My first day of kindergarten, I didn't get off the bus at all, I rode it to the last stop. I didn't know where I was supposed to get off, and assumed someone would tell me. They took me back to my school and made sure I knew I was supposed to get off at the first school, not the last one. I remember someone at the wrong school going over a clipboard with a list of students and telling me "You're not one of mine!" and the driver telling me, "The first day is always the worst day!" Good times.
 
2013-08-20 11:09:17 PM

2xhelix: UPDATE:  It came out this afternoon that the driver told the kids that he would drive them back to the correct stop and actually did return and drop off other kids there.  These kids got off the bus at the gas station and refused to listen to the driver.  At least the parents have admitted that their snowflakes weren't telling the full story and aren't calling for the driver to be fired anymore.


Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Or, I wouldn't have trusted that guy either.
 
2013-08-20 11:20:13 PM

Fissile: Kids are supposed to get door-to-door bus service now?  When I was a kid, the school bus picked up and let off at designated bus stops, you had to walk the rest of the way.

/Get off my lawn


So Etan hadn't been grabbed up yet.
 
2013-08-21 11:59:16 AM
My favorite part of the story!

"It's out of control," said Cisneros, who found his 10-year-old daughter huddled with six other students and the hospital's security guard.

Huddled? Was it 40 below?
 
2013-08-21 10:53:02 PM

bratface: My favorite part of the story!

"It's out of control," said Cisneros, who found his 10-year-old daughter huddled with six other students and the hospital's security guard.

Huddled? Was it 40 below?


The security guard was calling a wide-out quarterback sneak. hoping to score at least one touchdown there.
 
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