Four weeks into the the Roll Easy Blog and this is what is being said.
Rumors: Everyone is bracing for the change in routes and for the fare inceases hitting this weekend. I'm glad I have this weekend off.
(Mirror Mirror, sun at layover. It hurts the eys and blids the mind)
I had to stop and help a woman with a stroller and an angry child unload. Looking back at my chair I could see the blazing sun through my miror. Imagine driving with this in your eyes. Yikes. Lucky I was parked
Overheard On My Bus Chapter 1
Lost in Time
Rider: "Driver what time is it?"
Rider: "AM or PM?"
Driver: (Looking around that the broad daylight) "Let's hope it's PM.
Careful What You Overhear
Nosy Rider: "I fu#$ hate the Portland police, they are the worsetest cops in the nation"
Long pause while talker 1 and 2 look at one another then continue on their conversation
Talker 1: "I was really pissed when Sting left expecially after synchronicity"
Talket 2: "That was one of my first Albums I ever got."
Multi Platinum Synchronicity by the band "THE POLICE" Released June 1983
You wonder how they clean a bus at the end of the day? well here is the beast that does it. The doorway looking part to the left hooks up to the door and it's a giant dirst sucking machine. The yard crew then walks through the bus with a blower and everything is blown into the air. It deosn't take long before the bus is clean. Except for sunflower sead shell, they don't like the Sux-o-Lux.
Overheard On My Bus Chapter 2
Bus Driver: "Holy...cra..shi...mother..dang!"
(Bus driver trying not to say anything bad after man with car full of kids pulls out infront of him)
Parrent: "Because you have to have clean teeth"
Parrent: "So you can keep your teeth the rest of your life"
Parrent: "Why?... Uh it's important to be.. uh healthy"
Parrent: "Why! Uh Because! That's why!"
Kid: "Because why?
Out of the Wash Rack and in the Tracks
The crew keeping up our busses are a hard working group. Fuel and fluids, washed and clearned and ready for the next day is the it goes each and every day we roll busses. I got thsi one just coming out of the wash rack.
Overheard On My Bus Chapter 3
Rider: "That was the most beutiful woman I have ever seen on the bus."
Driver: "Yup, she was something"
Rider: "I feel sorry for her dressing like a street walker."
Driver: "we can only hope"
Rider: "I hope someone can get through to her that she is more than a body"
Driver: "There's time for that"
Rider: "Oh? hows that?"
Driver: "She had a high school pass."
Rider: "Oh dear lord! in highschool?"
Rider: "Stop that Tony that's two"
Rider moves around the bus.
Rider 1: "I only give him three chances when he throws thing on the floor of the bus"
I look up and to my horror, the kids plastic toy was right back in his mouth. Only three times! how about NEVER. It's a public bus floor! It's in his mouth!
Sunset As The Bus Yard
Got this one walking back from parking my bus at the end of a long day. The camera just catches a little of the dreamy reflections of the setting sun. I wish I was better at snapping shots like this but it was awesome to be there.
Overheard On My Bus Chapter 4
Rider: "The only way this bus would be better is if Serena Williams came on."
Driver: "I don't think so."
Rider: "What? Why?"
Driver: "Cause if she boards my bus, I'm kicking all your asses off my bus. She's all mine!"
What Did You Say
Drunky Flunky: "Yang ock tight rant"
Drunky Flunky: "Yang Ock Tight rant"
Driver enters data into his mental drunk translator.
Driver :Oh I see you off at the 'end of the block by the fire hydrant!"
Drunky Flunky: "ya ya ya here"
Well that is all the good stuff that fits to print. Three days off this weekend so next week there won't be a post until Tuesday cause even I need some time off. Special Thanks to Todd who worked so hard on a post for today and now, I'm putting it off until next week. I know Todd I suck but here is the good news you are awesome.
You Roll Easy..