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Old 02-05-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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School bus fun!

I am loving my new to me school bus! It runs really good and now that I found the valve down by the drivers feet to turn on the heater, it's a pleasure to drive! I live and work on Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City. I work the graveyard shift and I drove the bus to work last night. Apparently, the base cops think a school bus driving around at 11:15pm is suspicious. I got pulled over last night and when I told the guy I was going to work, I just got a blank stare. They didn't hassle me a whole lot though. At 3am, I took 15 guys and we went to eat at IHOP. I came back through the front gate around 4am. The gate guard just stared at me and my bus, speechless for about 20 seconds. He didn't know what to say so he just let me go. Anyways, I'm going to have the bus weighed this morning and then I'm going to start taking seats out! WOO HOO! I think it's probably the best $2,000 I've ever spent! My wife will come around eventually!
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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Silly me, I said that valve was by the driver's knee,
not his foot. Glad you found it.

May I suggest that you sit down in a chair that does not move for
a minute and just kinda catch your breath?

Seriously, if you were a new truck driver at My Place Of Gainful
Employment, I'd now take you for a walk around the yard and just
casually look at all the wrecked trucks back there. And just as casually
mention how each bang-up happened.
In your case, I'd worry most about the rear overhang. It turns right when
you turn left! Stay well clear of the fuel pumps.

I'm on my way to work, so I "had to".
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:50 PM   #3
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kc10chief, heck i drive both my international shortys to work and the guards dont say a word. i know one of the guards and they say-here comes jerry garcea . no there not painted like hippy buses but in a round about way i do faintly resemble him. but people know its me when they see the bus. i work in a paper mill. always get the old-YOU SHOULD START A BUS POOL.
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