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I still can't believe they closed schools here because the temperature was in the teens*.

I used to wait for the bus in weather like that.

I was the first kid on the bus in the morning, and I remember one bus driver always would have me sit on this little platform that was by the driver's seat since usually the bus wasn't warmed up all the way. I was also the last kid off the bus. My mom will still talk about how I spent 2 hours on the bus my first two years of school. I didn't ever mind, or at least I don't remember minding. I'd play with friends, read or on rare occasions napped until we arrived at school. We also had some great bus drivers. I remember one would bring a cooler full of sodas on Fridays.

*No, it wasn't even snowing, just cold.

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mahjongxdragon
Jan. 9th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
Same. The schools here were ever only cancelled when the temperature reached below 40. Any warmer and the students would still have a half an hour recess outside.
merrycalliope
Jan. 9th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
I knooooow! Last I heard they'd cancel school here because of heavy frost. If they canceled because it was cold now I honestly wouldn't be surprised.

I remember one time waiting for the bus and the ice on the road was literally 2" thick. It had snowed, started melting, frozen, and repeated the entire process again. Very bad roads. Well, the bus came down the hill toward us and then slid to a stop. If we hadn't run back it would have fishtailed into us. The poor bus driver (and all the kids already on the bus) nearly had a heart attack. He stopped right there and said even if there was school, he wasn't taking us there that day. :D All the kids walked back home (another thing that'd never happen nowadays).
zeelandia
Jan. 10th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
I loved this story!

We had days when either the buses didn't run at all, or they only ran on paved roads. That speaks volumes about where I grew up doesn't it!

My mom and I talked about it and she said she thought it was because too many parents just don't know how to bundle up their kids properly. Which is sadly true. (Which also makes me wonder if more smart people need to breed :P)
gryphonmage
Jan. 9th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Same. We didn't even get to come in off the playground unless it was like ten below.

I had terrible bus drivers. I had one that kept yelling at me because I wouldn't sit down, and I was like "I am sitting!" finally, she pulled the bus over and came storming back to me and was all "little miss muffet, I'm gonna make you sit on your tuffet"(I can't believe I remember this) and then she gets to me and I was sitting down! I just got a growth spurt earlier than the other kids. Bus drivers at my schools were lame.
zeelandia
Jan. 10th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
Just that wording alone would make me remember it forever.
Well, once we moved "into town" I learned of sucky bus drivers that would just leave you even if they saw you making for the bus after school.

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