Top 10 Worst Things About the School Bus

The Top Ten
1 Mean bus drivers

So this sub came about three minutes early before I was even out the door yet. I of corse hear the bus pull up outside me house (the bus is usually late by three or four minutes). So I was already pretty pissed off. Then when I get up to the bus I am greeted by a very nasty look and she said in the most rude tone "where the hell where you, we don't have all day to wait on you"? I tried to be cool about it and said it was 6:46 and that you where three minutes late. She then started huffing and told me and insisted that she was in fact on time and that I should be at my stop five to ten minutes early. She then wrote me up and explained that I will have to find another ride home that afternoon and that if I am going to run on my own schedule maybe my parents can take me to school. She was mean and nasty the whole morning. Luckily she was not my sub that afternoon but there was another less then friendly substitute. Oh yes I never took my bus suspension and no one did anything about it.

2 Taking forever to get home

I remember how sometimes when I was in middle school, I'd get a substitute bus driver who's driving around elementary school kids and be the last one to be dropped off at home. This would sometimes be a problem because when I was in 8th grade (2019 - 2020 school year), I would sometimes watch my show at 2:30 and my school got out at 2:20. If my family was at home that day, they would sometimes get a little worried and they couldn't call me because I always had to leave my phone at home on the charger in my room.

My primary school bus sucked on my bus there was a after school program. Which they had to get out on most there were little kids but there so annoying sometimes the counsellors don't come out. Another bus top we have is on a busy road and we had to wait for this kid every time for her mom to pick her up. Once we had to wait at least 30 minutes for her.

3 Gang in the back of bus

I don't know why this isn't higher; my bus has all the bad kids on it, and they like smoke on the bus, they pass weed around and the bus driver pretends not to notice. One time, we went to sit in a seat that they typically sit in, and they literally headbutted my friend until she fell over. And they play rap music loud enough to drown out every conversation on the bus and talk over it.

From 4th to 6th and probably to 8th, there's always been that group of people who are 'cool' unlike the rest of the kids who sit up front with the lower grade levels. They curse, throw apples out the window, play annoying music, have a louder music contest with the bus driver, throw paper airplanes, roast people, fight people, hit other kids, throw their backpacks, throw pencils... Mmm... when did life become so complicated..?

4 Stupid little kids screaming on the bus like banshees

The other things in this list are annoying but not too irritating, now THIS... This is the worst... OBNOXIOUS PEOPLE... in the morning I go on the bus that is usually crowded, its terrible, there's always a kid who screaming for no reason, there's stupid conversations, kids who smell like crap, the list goes on. Luckily I go on a different bus that's completely the opposite when I go home (oh the irony). once when I went home we combines buses and now I went home exhausted with people screaming in my ear, and barely any space to even move on the seats. sorry for long comment

5 Missing the bus

That happened on a day where we went off site for PE. It was both classes going separatley. I remember the other class went and my class was here. This girl came in late and had to join in our lessons and oned in our PE class!

When I was in high school I used to ride the regular buses instead of the special ed buses. During the first few weeks of school, the buses left me and several other students several times during after school hours. (this was during my freshman year) After calling my mom to pick me up several times, my mom complained to the school and bus company and then I got put on the special ed bus until I got out of high school.

6 The bus driver will not let you put down your window

We don't have a bus at my regular school but when I go to summer school (no, I'm not an idiot), we have to take the bus and it's hot on that bus. There are 2 tiny fans and they're BOTH pointed at the driver, talk about selfish. We can put down our windows but it's still hot. Especially since I live in Chicago the weather gets fierce.

I agree. At least three of the seats on my bus have one or more (notice I said "or more", which is actually the case) nasty stains that someone sits on. My crush sits almost right across from me, and her seat has five nasty spots from a brownie that is at least five years old.

7 The bus coming late

This stupid bus driver I have is late every single day by 15 minutes. In fact, the website says 15 minutes, yet it takes 25 minutes. My perfect attendance record for enrichment classes was broken due to this, and I blame him. The reason why I don't want my old bus driver back is because he always is so annoyed by us talking and says it distracts his driving, yet he is a goofy ahh driver. We then had this bus driver who wasn't late, but he stayed for like 2 days and went to another bus which was never late originally, what is this

8 No electronics

The bus driver will suspend you from the bus if he sees you with your phone honestly I go on my phone anyway. I'd rather be kicked out of the bus for a stupid reason then not texting my parents for an urgent reason.

I feel bad for people with this rule. On my bus we can use our electronics but we have to turn off the volume or use earphones.

My bus allows it. It can't be loud though.

9 Bus drivers making you late purposely

Years ago we had a driver where most of my drivers would come between 6:45 and 7:00 she would be here at like 7:15 and we barely had anytime to do anything when we got to school. Eating breakfast for one was a challenge when on a good day you would have ten minutes. Some days where 3 to maybe 5 minutes. If the bus was late sometimes we would be late to school. There would be days where I would walk into school and the bell had already rung and had to rush to class. She was a nice lady but she was a pain in the ass when it came to stop times. She was I don't think ever late in the afternoon. When there was subs though sometimes they would come closer to 7:25 or maybe even 7:30.

10 No friends on the bus

I flucking hate my bus driver he is a smelly lazy bum. And I have nobody to talk to, just so you know m, his name is tom he works mid island taxi

The Contenders
11 Long bus rides

We went on a 3 hour trip to canberra that was separated by a rest stop.

12 No seatbelts

There are no seatbelts on buses because that would mean you would have to have every single child of all ages be able to in-belt themselves should something happen. Buses have something called "compartmentalization" it has been studied extensively and is why the seats are placed where they are and are also why the backs are as tall as they are. If something were to happen to the bus, the driver is the one that needs to get those kids off. The drive can not get 72 seatbelts unbuckled in the time it could take something seriously horrible to happen to the bus. That is why there are no seatbelts on buses. Cars are completely different. They are built differently, they do not have the same structure, that is why you need seat belts in cars.

13 Catching every red light

Near my high school there is a traffic light that took OVER 5 MINUTES to turn from red light to green light but then 1 minute later it goes from green light to red light.

This sucks when you're on your way home from school.

My high school bus driver keeps doing this.

14 Carrying a large instrument on the bus

Well, before we I talk about the main topic, here's my short story about the bus. In California it took two hours to come home. Everyday. And also there's stupid annoying kids ruin it. Vancouver, Washington. Well things get a little better. Not really. There's a bus that would take me home in 5 minutes but the stupid school doesn't let me. Instead they make me go on a bus that takes 20 minutes to go home. And now to the story. Every morning on the bus 95% of the time I have to sit by someone with a large instrument sitting on my lap. What a fun miserable start to my morning. After school only gets worse. My science teacher makes everyone put their backpacks in their locker. I have to grab my instrument. And the bus is the second in line all the way across the school. Oh and I have 5 minutes to get there. Recipie for dissaster?

15 Not finding a seat

I can relate to this tremendously! My bus is over full with kids and a lot of the time half of the bus has to sit three to a seat. It's really annoying when no one likes you and wants to sit with you.

Ugh literally no one I knew but two jerks in on of my classes was on my bus. I ended up making myself get to the bus super early at the end of the school day so that I could just find an empty seat.

Once in elementary school all the seats were full. We were not allowed to have 3 kids in a seat at once. I decided to stand, and I got in trouble.

16 Germs

Talk! In my old lost property, there were used ladies pants, and I'm not even joking. It was so gross, I was looking for a jumper, and I found used gronts instead!

P.S. I hate gum chewers who stick their used stuff under the seat. Chewing gum in our place is instant detention, and yet every table in the English and Science blocks are held together with the stuff! And you can't even eat in Science!

I'm a germophobe, and how buses are so dirty I decided to bring a small hand sanitizer, when the bus driver smelled it he yelled at me to put it away and to not use it again I asked him why and he said it's a bus policy which it wasn't.

17 Trash everywhere

The bus either has a little trash or a lot of trash, I mean, it's america. what else do you expect from future faliures? Also, It makes new york city look cleaner.

Not to mention any ants that might be there.

18 People eating on the bus

What would happen if the bus made a sharp turn? The food would fly everywhere!

Once my friend's sister got to eat on the bus because she was running late.

Two 7 year olds in my school bus wont stop EATING!

19 Sitting three or more to a seat

SImmilar to the germ thing, If I get coughed on corona finna be starting up again.

20 Graffiti in bus windows
21 Being the kid no one wants to sit with

I'm not exactly the kid no one likes to sit with but everyone on my bus in my grade has their own friends they sit with so I'm stuck all alone. It really sucks.

Well that's the opposite of what's happening to me. I'm the popular guy in the school but unlike some, I'm actually really nice and friendly and don't mind helping you

Thank god school is over! Now I do not have to deal with this! I am a loner. Sure I have 3 true friends and the rest are FAKE!

22 Smells like sweaty gym socks

Yesterday, I saw dirty gym socks in one of the seats on the bus home from school. I really wish I was kidding right now.

My bus in high school had air freshener but it doesn't work well.

Ugh so many farting boys. Including my bus driver ugh.!

23 Obnoxious kids

One student in my school bus keeps constantly making fart noises, calling everyone a chicken butt, talking about burping and farting. He is a weirdo!

24 Traffic
25 Assigned seats with random kids/bullies

Every time I ride the bus I always make sure I brought headphones and my phone. So I can drown the horrible music, little kids, and stupid people out by lite ing to Slayer, Slipknot, Trivium, Korn, System of a Down, Whitechapel, Lamb of God, and Children of Bodom.

Once apon a time I sat on a bus. I was silently reading a book, and all of a sudden, *sNOrT* wHAtS YOur- *SNoRT* -naMe!? *GigGle*-SNorT* *ball of snot hits my eye* Me: what! Bus driver: oh that's bob. He is a EXTREMILY crazy special Ed kid, oh if you don't know, sometimes he will lick you. Me: *faints* bob: *SNoRt*- NigHT NighT- *SNOrT* *starts licking and spitting on my ear

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