Bad bus driver

When driving back to New York this week The Boss and I were almost railroaded into the Delaware river by a man driving a giant yellow school bus. The bus wouldn’t let us into the merging lane even though we were a car length ahead of him. It’s easy to assume that the cars, buses and trucks creeping eagerly along the asphalt beside you are only bluffing as to how aggressive they’re really willing to get, but this guy was obviously a lunatic.

When I realized the bus driver was two inches away from ending my side mirror, I knew the only way to accurately convey my frustration was via the volume and duration of a robust honk. I let my car howl a prolonged PEEERRRRNNNNNNN! but the driver didn’t budge. So The Boss rolled down his window and KNOCKED ON THE SCHOOL BUS DOOR BECAUSE HE WAS THAT CLOSE. The bus driver looked at us, back at the road and then inched forward.

Well played, Jerk Dome*. Well played.

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*Original insult. Yep, feeling pretty good about that one.

8 thoughts on “Bad bus driver

  1. A SCHOOL BUS!? I could understand a charter bus — those guys are generally cah-ray-zee — but I hold school bus drivers to a higher standard. They’re carrying children! NOT COOL AT ALL.

    I’ve actually turned in a bus driver who blew through their Yield sign on me before. They were loaded with kids and never even tapped the breaks, forcing me to have to practically stand on MY breaks not to t-bone them. I don’t know what happened of that driver, but when kids’ safety are involved, I have nooooo problem being a tattle tale.

    1. @Denise, I know, they should be more responsible! Luckily this guy was driving sans kids, but who knows if he’s any less aggressive when they’re on board!

  2. I’m glad you guys are okay! Sometimes instead of worrying about how we’re driving, we have to worry about how others are driving. Stay safe!

  3. What a jerk! That happened to me too, the other day. but the way the driver was swerving in and out of lanes it looked like he was drunk.

    1. @Falling Up Yikes! I guess we all have to watch out for the crazies!

  4. @Fatima, Oh no! People should really show better driving manners!

  5. This happened to me one time (well two but one with myself driving) I was trying to merge but this big truck would not let was my right of way, and he just kept going faster and faster I was forced to drive on the shoulder because of that..and my son was in the car too. I was SO MAD!!!

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