Thursday, September 2, 2010

My personal drivers

If/when I win the lottery I am putting someone on retainer to be my driver. In the meantime I use the bus. I have several drivers that I consider my personal chauffeur. This morning's bus driver was too good not to mention. The sign in the front windshield is a large hand lettered sign the simply says, "Smile". I've seen the bus around before. The sign alone makes me smile. But, this morning as I and several others were boarding the bus our driver was "singing". I just caught the end of the song so I'm not sure what all I missed. Once the doors closed and the bus started rolling this driver is holding court for the whole bus with his personal rendition of stand up. It was outrageous. The cheesy stuff were things such as asking the bus riders over the intercom, "You all see what happened last night?" Of course, nobody answers. "Didn't anyone see what happened last night?" Comedic pause, "It got dark." and he switched off the interior lights for effect. I'm sorry. If that doesn't get you smiling first thing in the morning you are dead. "And I'm bettin' it's going to happen again tonight."

Then he starts singing again. If you have ever heard anyone sing in their sleep you understand what this driver sounded like. "You don't know how good you got it. No, you don't know how good you got it. You don't know. You just don't know. You don't know how good you got it." And then he apologizes that this particular track isn't on his CD.

I know, I just know this driver has no trouble makers on his bus. There is no way. The humor was so corny and so sweet no one can help but at least shake their head in disbelief and smile. It was a great way to get myself to work this morning. A treat for my day. I would hire him.


  1. That's the kind of driver you want. I bet I know which driver he isn't--the one who will trick you and leave in the 'hood at 1 or so in the morning..

  2. Sounds like my kind of bus driver!!

  3. I enjoyed taking the bus most days. Just recently they changed the route and I'm glad that I'm driving again...