Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Safety Question

I've been riding the bus to school all semester and today as I climb on board there's a new older gentleman behind the wheel. He looked a tad frail especially in comparison to the dude I'm used to driving. The bus was full today so I was stuck in the seats that face one another which means I'm going to be bouncing around and eventually land on one of my neighbor's lap. There's nothing to hold onto.

As I was sitting there I got to thinking why don't buses have seat belts? This makes absolutely no sense to me. That's a lot of lives in this little bus drivers hands. If you've ever been on IH-35 between ATX and San Marcos you've seen a number of flipped over vehicles...what happens if the bus flips over or goes sideways? That means flying bodies. Basically, you're either going to go flying elsewhere or get squished into grits. I really can't wrap my head around this one.

These thoughts brought to you by your Cruise Director, class dismissed!


Buzz said...

Seriously, a PSA from you? How original. Here are some of my favorite quotes from this message:

"the dude I'm used to driving"

"bouncing around"..."on one of my neighbor's lap"

Erin said...

Okay, Katie... Time for a new post. Did you finish your project? Did you take a picture? C'mon, get to it!!

Jane said...

Study hall on Sunday?!