I rode a bus from the time I started school until I was able to drive to school. I honestly hated it and was always jealous of my friends who were driven by their parents. Here are 10 signs that you rode the school bus.
1. You knew other neighborhoods like the back of your hand
Especially if you were first to be picked up and last to be dropped off, you knew where everyone lived and how to get there as well as how their neighborhoods were mapped out. Useless knowledge thinking back.
2. You were lucky if you got dropped off/picked up from your driveway
I was lucky, but others had to walk to their bus stop.
3. You had to wake up a lot earlier than other kids who didn't ride the bus
And you were always enviousness of that.
4. The back of the bus was prime seating
That's where the older kids sat and it was always intimidating until you finally reached that age and got to sit back there.
5. Fire drills were extremely annoying
Especially if you were picked to be the one to basically carry the little kids down onto the ground.
6. You always thought your bus driver was a terrible driver
It always seemed like a mailbox was going to be taken out.
7. You fell up or down those steps into the bus at least once
And your bus driver freaked out when it happened.
8. That hand signal from the bus driver telling you to cross the street
Classic. Only happened if you had to cross the street. Then you had to wait until the bus drove away until you could go to your house.
9. The weirdness of not having a seatbelt
Seems logical enough to have 30 kids without a seatbelt.
10. Having to help the substitute find your house.
Literally, the worst days is when there was a substitute bus driver.