Deacon Who?

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(Note: Ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily shared by the transit agency I work for. This is simply an expression of free speech while describing the work bus operators perform.) I have been (and called) many things in this life. Most of all, I'm a writer who happens to drive a bus. In May of '13 I thought it would be fun to write about my job. As a direct result of this blog, I published a book in November of 2017 called "JUST DRIVE - Life in the Bus Lane" that is available on Amazon. I write to provide insight as to what it's like on a bus... From The Driver Side. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

10,000 HITS!

Thank you so much for all your support this past year, my first as a blogger! I am truly jazzed to have hit this major milestone.

I may not be the best, but I sure have fun with this. Thank you to my lovely wife, Lady Deacon, for her constant encouragement and love. And I thank my fellow driver sisters and brothers for being major supporters and helping me "out there".

Enough said, I gotta run to catch a bus. :o)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Quickie

Friday afternoon, typical manic traffic in a hurry to get nowhere fast. Going uphill in a 17-year-old bus, hitting every red light. Got to a transit center only three minutes down, halfway through the run. Nearly all passengers are accustomed to the drill.

As riders exit, I offer my customary "thanks for riding folks, have a great weekend!". That one customer, the jerk you get every once in a while, that hemorrhoidal itch on the scrotum of humanity, looks at me in disgust on his way out the door.

"Try stepping on the gas next time," he said with a snarl.

Considering these buses do 0-30mph in about a week and we were almost full to capacity, it was a marvel we weren't later. Much later.

Usually, it takes me a while to retort; not this time.

"This bus is old, but your manners are pretty fresh," I replied.

Good thing he left the bus quickly. Good thing I was driving and not him, or we never would have arrived. Good thing I'm patient. Bad thing some people are just plain ignorant.

To paraphrase an old joke, I may drive slow, but he's ugly and I can speed up.

Happy weekend everybody.

Sadness BusBits

Deke's Note: After the fright, stress and flashbacks of the violent incident on my bus just over a week ago, I have ached to reach back ...