Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bleeping Buses!

Sophie Wright Middle School, whose marching band you may have read about here, is 1/2 block, Lakebound, from our house.

Since the Christmas break, it has apparently been given a new assignment by the Orleans Parish School Board: serving as the site for aspiring bus drivers to practice backing up. Beeping buses. LOTS of beeping buses.

Pepper went down there a few evenings ago to ask what they were doing backing up into the schoolyard (after several of them had run up into the yard across the street from the entry into the fence to get the "right angle") at 8:00 at night. More specifically, he asked why at least one bus was sitting perfectly still, in reverse, so that the beeping continued. He was told that they had to practice. He informed him that he was going home to practice calling the police, then the school board.

The beeping stopped shortly after he got back to the house.

But, not for long.

This morning at 0447 hours, I was awakened by bus beeping. It went on for 15 minutes. I didn't sleep much after that.

The buses are now arriving for the first regular afternoon pick-up; another shift will begin afterschool-activity pick-up at about 5:30. AAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

Someone rescue me from all the bleeping beeping bus-backing-upping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I'll go practice calling the police.

1 comment:

  1. Heh. I'm laughing with you, not at you.

    In the same vein... The Mgmt is trimming trees here in Beautiful La Hacienda Trailer Park this week. I've been awakened by the dulcet tones of chainsaws going full-tilt boogie the last three mornings in a row. Ain't no sleeping through that...