The allegedly bad kid that was added to my route is not riding for the time being. He rode for a day and a half. Evidently, while he was at school that second day, his meds wore off or something, and he got into a huge fight, and now has three felony assault charges against him. Glad that one didn’t happen on the bus. So he’s off the bus until they tell me otherwise.

The principal at the school came over and was talking to me briefly today. He was carrying a bunch of items that belonged to the students, several of which were women’s handbags. I gave him some compliment on the handbags, and he came back with, “Yeah. I think I’d only really wear the pink one, though. And it doesn’t go with my current ensemble, either, so I guess I’m out of luck.” Good to know he has a sense of humor.

The captain at my school asked me this morning if I was going to be on time. I told her that just for asking, I was going to drive the whole route in first gear, including the highway segments. She wasn’t too pleased. But I didn’t have to… the kids were in slow mode this morning, and I was 10 minutes late without any extra effort on my part.