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    Watch Out for That.... Building???

    We have an epidemic brewing in Western NY right now. People usually run into a building with their car about once a month. This week alone, there have been five. If it was a few weeks from now, we could attribute it to "leaf peepers" but they haven't changed much yet.
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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    George of the [Concrete] Jungle.
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    I think it is contagious, down here in the Old Dominion cars and buildings seem magnetically attracted to each other. Usually some young kid whose skills at drifting are not equal to the task.

    We also have chronic school bus accidents, it seems that every week some befrazzled school bus driver manages to find something to hit. It doesn't seem to occur to the citizens of Richmond, and suburbs, that they might have problem with their kids school bus drivers. Maybe this s commonplace here they just take it for granted ..... or maybe they don't want to come to grips with the fact that they don't much in the way bus drivers for $6.50 an hour! They are also debating whether safety belts should be installed in school buses. Apparently some national official has said the school buses are "safe enough" without them ... I don't think this official has looked at Central Virginia's school bus accident rate!
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    Our problem is mostly the elderly here. People in their 90s driving around at 30 mph on highways and just not stopping when they get in the parking lot of the place they are going LOL. My kids school bus driver is SO MEAN! But, she usually has an aid with her so she can concentrate on driving. They really only get paid 6.50 an hour? That's less than minimum wage!

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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    We have the same problem here, but it is usually Heroin as the cause. They shoot up and then pass out while driving. One ironically ran into a funeral home.

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    [QUOTE=talismandave;11013978]We have the same problem here, but it is usually Heroin as the cause. They shoot up and then pass out while driving. One ironically ran into a funeral home.[/QUOTE Did they keep him???
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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

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    They really only get paid 6.50 an hour? That's less than minimum wage!
    Don't forget the tips. I understand a good school bus driver can pull down a couple hundred a day.

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    One ironically ran into a funeral home.
    Did they keep him???
    No, when they discovered a pulse the funeral home had to let him go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    Don't forget the tips. I understand a good school bus driver can pull down a couple hundred a day.

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    No, when they discovered a pulse the funeral home had to let him go.
    One of my friends was a school bus driver for a while. She said it paid 7.50 an hour and no benefits (minimum wage is 7.35). She quit after a few months. She did not have an aid, and the kids she had to drive (from the poor trashy side of town) were always behaving horribly (fighting, cursing, etc.) She said several of them would curse her out, spit at her, and generally treat her like crap and she couldn't do anything about it. She said the amount of stress from driving a bunch of misbehaving kids around for several hours at a time was incredible.

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    I was gonna laugh at this thread. But someone ran into our Kingdom Hall last week...


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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    Another one today. Apparently the car wash isn't safe either

    http://www.wivb.com/news/local/dryin...r-during-crash

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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    Back in the 60's when I was on a ship home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii the shipyard buildings were still painted in camouflage colors from WWII. A drunk sailor hit one of the shops with his car and his story was that he couldn't see it because of the paint scheme.
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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    No camouflaging around here and the school buses are painted bright orange.

    I was kidding about the $6.50 and hour pay for bus drivers, but I know it is not more than $10.00 an hour. Guess the school board, in its' infinite wisdom, doesn't place a high value on the cargo those buses carry.

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    Bus drivers get @10.50 an hr here. Don't ask how I know.
    Pay for responsibility is way outta wack... the parents go absolutely beserk if a bus so much as bumps something. Anyone who can put up with 50+ kids raising cane for 2 hr+ can gladly have the job.

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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    ^That's just insane about school bus driver pay. Of course all the rich white kids have mommy and daddy drive them to private school. Still, if you had a CDL, you get paid a lot more to haul trash.

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    Re: Watch Out for That.... Building???

    I hate driving my own kids around. Let alone a crap load of other people's. I'd have to pump myself full of wine and xanax every night after work.
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