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The “sweet kiss on the face” right before the “swift kick in the nuts”!!

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

On Monday (April 3), my bus company was purchased by another company. With this purchase, we got a new name. The new head honchos were nice enough to hold a luncheon (which I overslept for, but I heard it was real good food) for all the drivers to answer any and all questions on the change. On top of that we all got a nice new lunch bag full of goodies along with some reading material. Included in the bag was a travel mug, a real nice looking watch (leather wristband and dashes on the face, looks real classy), two led lite key chains, a ledger with a pen, a pin and two stickers. All of course with the new company name on them. Now, I’m thinking “Man, this stuff is all sweet. Free stuff AND free food. Can it GET any better than this?”

After reading the new employee handbook I learn of the trick that was played on us. New polices that will take effect next semester. Which I’m not even sure if they mean Summer or Fall since we still have full bus service in Summer session II. The polices include but not limited to, uniforms for the bus drivers, random drug-testing, and full physicals for drivers. Also there is a rumor of a “small” pay cut which is prolly less rumor and more fact since the people spreading it are management.

These changes just make me say one thing,

“F*CK YOU ****** Transportation!!” I am SO glad that I’m only here for another semester.

The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round…

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Bus drivers provide transportation for millions of people every year, from commuters to school children to vacationers. Bus drivers pick up and drop off passengers at bus stops, stations, or—in the case of students—at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, all according to strict time schedules. Now I know it isn’t a great job but it does have its moments.

From time to time, you get the drunk people who catch the bus. Some try to share their evening with everyone else by going into a long description of their night. Others just pass out and ride the bus 2 to 3 loops before getting off only 10 feet from where they got on. Drunk chicks are the best because if they are drunk enough they might tease you by showing you some skin. Thursday thru Saturday are typical days for these types of passengers. So its kind of expected.

I drove my shift yesterday(Sunday) like usual and expected nothing out of the ordinary to happen. Usually, students drive home for the weekend so the campus is pretty empty on weekends. Little did I know that it was actually going to be a fun night. I picked up three college ladies at one of my stops and they sat in the back of the bus.  As I drove my route, I heard one of them laughing and talking about her trip back to school and how she got scared because everyone in the car was high. She was explaining that she was so high she became paranoid about being followed by state troopers on the highway. The road was barely visible because of the thick fog so I tried to concentrate on the road ahead. I decided to rush to the next stop to see if I could hear more of the tale but it turned out that the next stop was theirs so they left. Towards the end of my shift, the passenger loads became less and less. So I decided to check my bus for trash. When I got to the back of the bus, to my surprise, I found an empty dime bag! I quickly disposed of it and wondered why she didn’t think to share some with me.

Sure bus drivers must operate vehicles safely, especially in heavy traffic and the buses can carry more than 100 passengers at a time. But that’s no reason you can’t share your recreational drugs with them. So take a lesson from the drunk crowd you smokers! The next time you ride a bus share your night’s experience with everyone on the bus especially the bus driver. Because sharing is caring.

Strip Clubs & Customer Service

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

It’s about 4am right now so my buzz is wearing off and I’m tired so I’m gonna make this short. How do awesome strip clubs become crappy and vice versa? I used to go to Scores and Heavenly Bodies pretty regularly and I thought I knew their levels of customer service versus cost. But the last two nights made me have to re-evaluate these two gentleman’s clubs again. I don’t want this entry to sound like a forum’s post from the SCL Website message boards but man HB has gotten rid of all of their 35+ year old strippers and sent them to Scores! All of the women at HB are perfect 10 hotties. Of course the downside to that is that they’re always busy. Bottom line, if you want to have a good time for cheap whores and booze then Heavenly Bodies is the place to go to.