Saturday, May 15, 2010

Where has the time gone?

I've had a time of of these last couple of months. I celebrated my 1st year anniversary booking field trips at the Zoo. I didn't have to go out there among the masses and jump buses, rally kids into the zoo, or park the buses! No, I was safe inside my little office area chatting it up with the bird...when I wasn't crazy busy BOOKING the field trips and dealing with crazed teachers. It is amazing how much a "Ma'am, how can I help you make your trip to the Kansas City Zoo as smooth as possible?" can soothe the ruffled feathers of any stressed out teacher.

We did have some interesting events. One lady was even put on our black list. Yes, apparently we have a BLACK LIST. And it was well deserved. Even my sympathy and compassion came to a nasty end with this person, but thankfully not on the phone. Let's just say that my capacity to handle liars has not improved much over the years.

Still riding the bus. Any new stories? YES. Any of them note worthy? Noooooooot really, but I'll write about it anyways

Story 1:
Was waiting at McDonald's for my bus, which takes about 45 min so I usually get a pop and settle down for a good book. Well it was a GLORIOUS day so I decided to sit outside and soak up the sun. Then, I hear honking. "Oh Great" I mumble and look up long enough to give the honker a scowl.

The Dude starts WAVING!

I can't help but wonder if this is his game, to pretend to know me or something so he get's another thing I know he's pulling in and lo an' behold: It is my boss from Petco!!
Man do I feel horrible so I get up and we chitchat. He drives off to go through the drive-through and I go back to my book, face flaming at my shameful behavior.
He comes around and hollers at me again asking if I would like a ride. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth I gather all my stuff and hop in. It's a Mercury Cougar, which looked A LOT like this
Needless to say, we got a lot of stares. It was nice to get home before my bus would have picked me up, though. Ahhhh, to be so spoiled. =D

Story 2:
I was on my way to work to pick up the company car so I could drive it to work on Sunday. Buses in my city do not run on Sundays so by doing them a favor and picking up the shift they gave me permission to use the care. Sweet deal, eh? Awesome.
Well, I was down town KC, waiting for my transfer when a group of guys came out of a building kiddie-corner from where I was waiting. One guy parted from the group and came over. He said "Hello" and I asked him if he was waiting for the bus. He wasn't. Just wanted to talk to me.
He looked a lot like the guy on the far left:
I wasn't impressed.

Then he starts talking about himself for the next 5 minutes, blowing smoke in my face, and eventually tries to grab my hand. I shake him off and give him that "Are you crazy?" look and he proceeds to say, "I wanna show you something," and tries to grab my arm. I shake him off, freaking out a little, and just in time a bus comes around the corner. I don't care what bus it is, I AM ON IT. Thankfully it is the bus I was waiting for.
I don't know what he was planning on "showing me" but I wasn't about to let him take me anywhere.

Story 3:
I was at McDonald's (at the transfer) and some guy asked me if he could borrow my phone. He proceeds to call his mom and TELLS her to come and pick him up. He's rude to his mama.

On a side note, this is not attractive....

So he then proceeds to say in a sweet sweet voice, "Thanks for letting me use your phone. I didn't want to take the bus in the pouring rain." I'm thinking to myself, 'What, you made of sugar? You gonna melt?'
Then he smiles and says, "I'd really like to see you again." I simply nod and smile. He says it again but with emphasis, "I'd really like to see you again." and I once again nod and smile.

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