Worst Things About The School Bus

The Top Ten

1 Taking Forever to Get Home

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.

The 8th grade boys on my bus swear a lot, and one of them actually swore to the driver. Then the driver will yell for them to come to the front of the bus. But they don't. So he parks the bus and waits for them to come sit up front, and they are so stubborn! They refuse, and I'm 10 minutes late coming home.

My bus driver takes the most roundabout route possible to get home. Once, we were only a few blocks from my house and he drove right by it on a 10+ minute detour to drop off some girl. It's so bad that I usually try to get picked up even though I often get home later than if I took the bus; it's just unbelievably tedious!

I was staying after school once, and the late bus was supposed to be there by 4:00, so I could get home by 5:15 (there was a bus hub we had to stop at) but the bus was so late, I ended up getting home by 7:00! My lunch was at 10:00! 9 hours of no food! What a great day to forget my snack.

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2 Bullies

There was this jerk who looks 14 years old even though he was in 4th grade when I was in 1st grade which was when he started to bully me. It went on until 5th grade which I guess he started driving. He made my life a literal hell. I hated the bus because of him. The guy let everyone sit in the back, even little kids and he wouldn't let me sit in the back. He let all my friends sit in the back and called me horrible names and convinced my friends to bully me. I hate him so much! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I'm 14 years old so I can scare him off for you though I'm quite short - AlphaQ

If I ever got seated with some bully, I would've ended up throwing that person out the window within 3 minutes

Bullies are the worst. I said it

When I was in high school I rode a bus with other special ed kids. One day while coming home from school 1 kid decided to be a jerk and did something (I don’t know what the kid did) to taunt/annoy me. I repeatedly told the kid to stop but the kid didn’t listen. Then suddenly the bus driver loses it and yelled at me to be quiet real loud and harshly. I was scared so I started to cry. Then the other kids decided to taunt me. The bus driver decided to do the exact same thing. She also started to take a video with her phone. I screamed for her to delete it and she refused. This occurred during the entire ride home. When I got off the bus I was so upset that I was crying hysterically. I told my parents and they were very angry. The next day they went to the school and told the principal. Later that day the principal told everyone on the bus that what they did was wrong. It put an end to it for good.

That was the worst bullying incident that I have ever experienced in all my ...more

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3 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. - KittenCat

Really your not aloud to have fun on your electronics after.7 hours of schoo

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.

No, this is not true in usa - EliHbk

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4 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.

My bus driver yells at us to keep the windows up, but sometimes she lets us put them down as long as we put them back up. Like if you aren't allowed to put the windows down, why do the busses have them?

So I was in 5th grade going to a middle school for a tour around hell and my bus driver in 90 degree weather had all of the windows shut and the fans were pointed to him. He wouldn't allow us to put down the windows and it was honestly hard for me to breathe. And de ja vu for the way back.

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5 Gang In the Back of Bus

There is this black group in the back. I have nothing against black people. They are just as good as white people and it's not fair that they had to discriminated. But it turns out that the black people I see...well...they are wild. And the group talks about sex and stuff like that. Girls are in the group too. They throw stuff at people out the window. I ALSO RECKON THAT I GOT HIT IN THE HEAD AT LEAST 20 TIMES A YEAR BECAUSE THAT GROUP THROWS STUFF.

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.

This is true in my bus. Our city has a stipulation for being innocent and spoiled, but the back of the bus is the opposite of the "innocent" part. - Turkeyasylum

Being balack has nothing to do with it just because you saw black people being wild doesn't mean you can blame it on all of us

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6 Mean Bus Drivers

Most of the bus drivers I get are sexist. Most of the friends I have on the bus are boys, but girls have to sit on the right and boys on the left. He even does that with siblings! The girls like me have better seats, too, so the boys feel angry that they don't get respect. Whenever the bus driver let's us off, if she's a woman then she says, "GIRLS! GET YOUR BUTTS OFF OF MY BUS AND BE SNAPPY! BOYS, YOU STAY 'CAUSE THE GIRLS GET MY RESPECT, BEING YOUNG LADIES! " As this girl who goes unnamed walks by, she says, "... AND YOU SHUT UP YOUNG LADY! I'VE HAD ENOUGH WITH THIS FILTHY SCREAMING OF YOURS! I'M NOT LETTING NOBODY SCREAM IN HERE! " even when SHE'S screaming too. When someone tells her that she was screaming too, she says that she won't take a nasty, liar's attitude. Also: One time there was a kind bus driver. The bus monitor lady watched the bus driver like a hawk witch. When he accidentally missed a turn, she started saying really loudly, "SEE?! WE MISSED A TURN 'CAUSE ALL YOUSE ...more

Same thing! Whenever we go on field trips the girls have to sit on the right, while the boys sit on the left! I mean, I don't like sitting with girls. They always want my stuff. The boys are hilarious. I want to tell my bus driver that I'm a tomboy, so too bad! - HyenaLover

All of the bus drivers I've got since 2nd grade were mean. The one I have this year I probably the meanest I can ever have. First of all, she tells us where to sit. The first few days of school she was nice and let us sit where we wanted. She must have memorized which people were friends and separated the. Me and my friends used to all sit in the last seats, but now some of us sit in the front, some in the middle and I sit in the back. Second of all, she won't let us talk no matter what. My bus got in a crash yesterday and I needed to borrow someone's phone to call my mom and let her know I was ok but the bus driver didn't let me because there was no talking allowed. Third of all, she threatens to report everyone to the school if they do any minor thing like whispering. Forth of all, she comes at different rimes everyday, seriously. One day, my bus came at 7:45 to pick us up and the next day she came at 8:15. The day after that, she came at 7:30 so you never know when the bus is ...more

My bus driver is sexist to the point where she has gone in front of the school board for it, but got rewarded! Most of the guys on my bus stopped taking the bus because of it. She will yell at me (a 4.0 grade average junior taking college level classes that hasn't been in trouble in 3 years) because I'm "being unruly". She also yells at guys for being in the middle of the bus so she can't see, meanwhile the back windows of the bus are fogged over. When I was trying to be nice to her and wipe the fog off the back window of the bus so that she could see better (I was in the back most seat) she tried to make me (again, a 4.0 grade average junior taking college level classes) go up in front of the school board for somehow "trying to make her wreck the bus" and almost got me suspended! The school will not do anything about her because they won't punish a woman! I'm looking foward to getting my car so I don't have to deal with her anymore.

HOW IS THIS NOT NUMBER 1? From elementary to high school, my bus drivers and aids (if they have one) would yell at the entire bus, even if only 1 kid was being bad. I try to protest and say that I didn’t do anything, but they just don’t care. They would give me an attitude and tell us to either “BE QUIET! ” or “SHUT YOUR MOUTH! ” and threaten to write us up for dumb reasons like staring out the window, doing our homework, reading, or talking quietly. They even threatened to call the police on us a few times! This happened at least once a month, and sometimes I cried because their tone of voices scared me. Then they told me to “shut up and stop crying! ” It was terrifying, hell, and downright EVIL! >:(

Also once my bus driver in high school bullied me along with the other kids. This was on a bus full of special ed kids. I told my parents who were furious and they told the principal. He lectured everyone the next day. That put an end to it.

I am so glad ...more

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7 People Eating On the Bus

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

In my bus you're allowed to use phones and computers and play music but you are not allowed to eat/drink unless its water - Lunala

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. - Spirtfall

8 Missing the Bus

Uh-huh. yesterday I got a new bus driver and he skipped my stop and we had to go to the very last bus stop in our neighborhood.

Almost missed it 2 times last week... In the morning they couldn't enter my street, and in the afternoon I got to the bus RIGHT when she shut the doors, then opened them - kaitlynrad11

My bus is supposed to come at 6:51, and I go out 15 minutes before it comes. But it sometimes comes 10 minutes EARLY, and every single day I have to run like heck just in case it happens.

Once the bus driver came 10 minutes late and the next day 10 minutes early. Sometimes the bus is 1 hour late and the teacher counts us late!

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9 Germs

I know how you feel because once when I was on the bus I was sitting in the best seat and this little kid named Daniel was sitting next to me and next thing you know he wiped his boogers on the seat and ate them so when I had the chance I moved to the next best seat and try to avoid Daniel and my new seat has a swear on it which is honestly funny as heck. - QuickMan

YES little nasties be wiping their boogies all over the seat and putting their muddy shoes everywhere! And people taking off their shoes AND SOCKs! ew

When there's humidity on the window and I wondered if a weird kid somehow licked it or someone threw up on it.

The bus drivers never clean

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10 Stupid Little Kids Screaming On the Bus Like Banshees

Why won't they shut up. It is pure torture.

The big kids were hollering in my stinking ear I wish I could swear but I can't. My cousin got a headache. I asked to never go on that bus again and still no.

Story of my life. I always just read a book on the bus or I stare at the fields, and some little kids literally scream in my ears! - DogsUnleashed

They wont just shut their trap.

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The Newcomers

? Being Pulled Over

The Contenders

11 Traffic

That's RIGHT TRAFFIC SUCKS! First of all every time, every time I GO ON MY BUS, traffic happens.

I HATE TRAFFIC! Except in the car because its not that noisy.

I'm like move batch get out the way

I don't mind traffic lol

12 Being the Kid No One Wants to Sit With

More like being the kid no one wants to sit with AND gets made fun of and ignored when you try to talk.

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 - AlphaQ

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. - Spiritfall

I always sit alone and I want to.

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13 Smells Like Sweaty Gym Socks

Most bus drivers are overweight and single.

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

14 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. - cjstar24

School buses should have seat belts, I know it would cost money but imagine what would happen in the event of a rollover.

My bus driver doesn't even ware his seat belt endless we are on base. We need seat belts. My old one once crashed no one was hurt though.

All the other busses that go to and from my school have seatbelts. Mine doesn't..

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15 When your bus driver starts a long conversation with a kid's parents
16 No Friends on the Bus

Nobody to talk to

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

17 Assign 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.

My bus driver memorizes who each persons friend is and separates them completely when they try to sit together quietly. I always have to sit in the last seat and my friend sits in the first seat. I hate the bus.

I'm 15 and my bus driver makes me sit with a 10 year old kid. He does this because I have trouble talking to the kids my age, mainly because their girls and I'm a guy, plus they're weird. And the 10 year old is a lil thuglet

My god that is exactly what happened tibme

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18 Bus drivers making you late purposely

In high school I had to ride a bus with other special ed kids and they were not allowed to get off the bus alone, even if the bus was late to the school.

Today, when I got off the bus, it was already form time!

It sucks

Just the other day my bus driver came at 8:26 am and the bus is suppose to come at 7:47 she's always late and makes us late and my afternoon bus driver is suppose to be at the school at 3:10 he doesn't arrive until 3:30 and after

19 Bus Evacuation Drills

The only good thing is you jump off the edge.

We need to learn about these thingies which break the window. All everyone wants to do is talk about Shoe Game. My class is gonna get hit by the bus and become human pancakes. - Lunala

Teacher " you have to slide off the bus not jump out of it, please go back on the bus"
Me. " if this was a real emergency wouldn't the priority be getting away from the bus? " - Frouze

20 Kids In Higher Grades Won't Let You Sit Where You Want

I was in the back one time and some 1st grader yelled "I WANT THIS SEAT! MOVE! " I told him to shut up and he punch me so I did my natural instincts and punched him straight in the nose. He started to cry and turns out I broke his nose. I got in big trouble and the kid got off scott free. Seriously. He even yelled so loud people in other cars could hear and they looked at the bus! Anyways I was the one who got in trouble, and I saw the kid smile when I got in trouble and I had to sit in the front for 2 whole years! That kid got to sit wherever he wanted! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Some ass wouldn't let me get in the back with my friends and he actually CARRIED me up to the front seat with the annoying little kids and the bus driver just thanked that kid! That older kid was rewarded! That's why I hate people

Once me and 2 other people in my grade had to kick some 4th graders out because they were sitting way back to the 11th seat. (my bus has everyone sit by grade level) I didn't want to kick them out, but the kids were sitting way too far back. - Spirtfall

If you didn't punch him you wouldn't be in such tragic trouble.It's funny that on this website,it talks about people hating the bus then why not stop going on it.#COMMONSENSE

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21 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

This doesn't even belong in here.

I know right

22 Stopped by a Train

My bus driver took a short cut and we took longer than what it would have if we waited

You have to be quiet. Um hello trains are loud and you can still see. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Only when it's your bus, it's retarded.

23 Same Stupid Pop Music Every Single Day

What the hell is wrong with those people, why won't they stop it. It's pure torture!

It's their taste of music. Everyone doesn't have to listen to rock. Go away if you're one of those crazy fans - JaysTop10List

In my bus, it's either broken radio or at best, just ads about dentists and economy. Boring. - Lunala

A kid on my bus listens to music that no one likes like old Justin beiber Nicki minaj - Ihateschool

Always country music on my bus. But I don't really care

24 When Your Bus Stops Next to Another and You Can Tell the People On the Other Bus Are Talking About You
25 Idling school buses dangerous to health

School buses are extremely polluting, diesel exhaust has been banned in some countries due to health risks

I wish diesel was illegal in the United States - Ihateschool

DIESEL FUEL IS AWESOME

26 Bus coming late

It is only 2 months after the school year started, and 4 times the bus came one hour late. Enrichment classes were wasted because of this. The bus company cannot hire drivers and are running short on them. Thank goodness I drive in when the bus is over 25 minutes late.

So true especially in the winter when it is like -30 and you have to wait for a long time at your bus stop and you want the bus to hurry up so you can warm up

My bus is late for school EVERY DAY in the winter because of snow, even if it was one flake it's late

A few months ago like December we were waiting for our bus it was cold.Some kids played their band insterments
Others like me messed around or looked for a warm place.One kid looked up a video of a fireplace “to keep warm”.
Me and my friend found a unlocked door.
Then our gym teacher told us the sub driver was late because he went to the cats meow thrift store he got there an hour late so some (the last ones to get off) were two hours late

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27 Not finding a seat

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.

Not being able to find a seat and having to sit with some random person. Sucks

28 The Loud Noise the Bus Makes

The big buses always make that sound! - Stazemar000

29 Sub Bus Drivers

Sometimes (rarely) these guys are good. Here's my story. So one day my bus came kind of late (on a very rainy day). When it came, I got on. There was a sub. I was like "Ooh, sub! " The sub just started turning and stuff everywhere, taking us to where we weren't supposed to, and going to various stops late. Most of us figured out we could get this guy away from the school, and it worked. We were laughing our butts off until the bus came to a big street thing. If he turned left, it would go toward the school. If he turned right, it would get us away from it. But he turned left, getting us closer to the school. We tried to get him to turn back, but he found out the way to the school thanks to this other guy's GPS (he wasn't a kid, he was a bus monitor guy or something). We almost got to miss school, but good things never last forever.

One time I had a sub and he made a little girl cry because he missed her stop and kicked her off and sad she had to walk home he went the completely wrong route and made fun of one kid, sub bus drivers are the devils son

Once a sub missed my stop. Me and my brother were screaming at him, and he yelled at us because he couldn't hear us. Over the racket on that bus. Thank god I only have to go on that bus after school (Grandmas) and when I turn twelve we get off

I hate sub bus drivers because they never know where to go and a little kid had to help them go somewhere but the little kid made him miss most of the kids but at least I did not have to listen to sugar high kids :P - QuickMan

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30 Bus Crashes

My bus crashed a few weeks right next to the board of education building for my city. When it crashed, all the kids on the bus freaked out and tried to get out but the bus driver and bus assistant won't let us out. We had to wait in the bus in the same spot until the person from the board of education (which was right next to us) said if we can continue or if we had to go to the hospital. I mean, why do we have emergency exits if we are not allowed to get out of them.

I was on a bus that once and my teacher told me the bus were using to get to our field trip crashed into a accident once.

31 When the Bus Is Really Late When It's Cold or Raining

True once it was blowing snow with freezing cold wind and my face was freezing couldn't even look to see where it comes because it was so cold

Whenever it was raining, or when it wasn't sunny or just cloudy, my bus was always late. I hated that - 906389

True on the 1st day about 2 weeks ago I had to wait for a late bus and it was raining hard

You forgot snowing... She only comes early on good days but really late or never come

32 Kid Won't Stop Squeaking Their Shoes on Purpose
33 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?

It is the worst

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34 When someone lies

On my bus there is this kid. I was on my phone, and he starts saying to me,"TAKE A VIDEO OF ME! " And I'm like no. So, he then takes my phone right out of my hands, and starts taking videos. I say,"GIVE ME MY PHONE BACK! " He did. Once he got off, he told his mother that I TOOK THE VIDEOS. NOT HIM! The next day, it was a normal day until after lunch. I was walking to my class, and when I got in, the announcement thing says,"can I please have Ava to the office? " (Ava is my name by the way) I then walk down and the principle says,"So. We need to talk about something that happened on the bus yesterday." And then I was terrified. The principle says,"Paul said you were taking videos on the bus! " And I said,"no! Paul took my phone and started taking videos! I can show you them! " And I show him the videos and he was like,"No. You could have taken those.i am going to be giving you assigned seats for the rest of the year! " I had to sit in the front of the bus. I now HATE my principle, and ...more

35 When the People Behind You Kick Your Seat

Once they kicked my seat so much I got a bruised back. But they got in trouble. Ever since the problem has been nonexistent. - Lunala

And they won't stop, no matter how many times you ask - Haumea

I know I know right

36 Sitting Next to Random/Mean People
37 Bus Damaged
38 Seats are scratched
39 Bus having flat tires
40 Sitting On Seat 1

My cousin made me switched and hurt me and I scream but the bus monitor moved me instead of her. I was like so mad she was the one who could've move!

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41 It Looks Like a Prison Bus

It looks more like a character from a baby cartoon. I don't know why.

42 Catching Every Red Light

True every morning my bus seems to get every red light worse when your late for school because of the late bus

SO ANNOYING. I hate red lights so much. - Lunala

43 Being Assigned On the Dirtiest Seat On the Bus

A while ago, someone told me I was sitting in the "buttcrack seat". They said some kid pulled his pants down and rubbed his butt all over the seat. I don't know if it was true.. But we have different buses anyways now, though. - Spirtfall

One time my seat had cuss words all over it, plus graffiti.

I had to sit on a seat where someone once couldn't hold his and literally lost it and took a ginormous crap in the seat I had to sit in. There's still stains on the seat cause my school is too cheap to throw away that seat cover - SirSkeletorThe3rd

No...

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44 When you don't know that you are sitting next to "that kid "on the bus

This happened to me today I wrote a comment about it in the bullying section it is the longest one so read it I ALWAYS ACCIDENTLY SIT NEXT TO YOU KNOW THAT KID ON THE BUS!

45 If you start school at 7 in the morning, your bus will come at about 6:30

My bus comes at 6:42, and I have to get up at about 5:30 in the morning. I keep falling asleep in class because of this!

My bus is scheduled to come at 7:10, but its always late so it comes at 7:20...

46 When the Bus Driver Won't Let a Friend Pick You Up

My bus druiver is mean I hat him

rules.. Complete bull.

47 Walking home

I have to walk half of a mile just because our bus driver is too lazy. I told him he wasn't doing his job but then he wrote me up for no reason at all

48 Graffiti on bus seats
49 Graffiti in bus windows
50 In the Summer or even when it's only around 70 degrees F, it's SO HOT.
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