Worst Things About The School Bus

The Top Ten

1 Mean Bus Drivers

We had a sub one day and she pulled over because the bus was too loud. She screamed at us to shut up or we will be on the bus for eternity. The kids screamed louder and started crying. She called them dumb cry babies and that if they would shut up we could leave. Then she a few minutes later after no one quieted down cranked the radio up. Eventually the supervisor, principal, and SROs showed up. They yelled at everyone then it got worse when parents showed up and demanding their children be off the bus. The bus driver called one of the ladies drunk and she tried to enter the bus. She wad tackled to the ground by the SROs. Then she was arrested. They explained to the parents that they could not let anyone off due to security reasons. Eventually all the supervisors, principals, policemen, the driver, and even a few parents got everyone to quite down. The supervisor and principal stayed on the bus and left the parents in the dust. Most kids ended up going back to school because their ...more

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

We have had this sub driver a few times and she for some reason was fond of me. After she was gone at least a quarter of everyone who was on the bus would be gone the next day because they would get bus suspensions. She would ask nice then get more annoyed until she would be ranting and raving. She would say "SHUT THE HELL UP, AND SIT THE HELL DOWN"! and "I WAS NOT TALKING TO YOU MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS OR YOU WILL BE IN THE SAME SITUATION"! She would call people tough guys, white knights, noisy, nut heads, and even asked people if they were drunk or "tweaking out". If people where really annoying her she would pull over and yell at us and when people would be yelling "AHH WE WANT TO GET HOME" she would say stuff like "WE WILL SIT HERE ALL DAY IF YOU DON'T SHUT UP AND BEHAVE". She would not let people listen to music out loud or she would turn her country up VERY loud and even sometimes would dance. She make wrong turns and pass stops ...more

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

2 Taking Forever to Get Home

What's worse is when the teachers put extra students who are not assigned that route on the bus, making everyone get home way later.

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!

3 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.

And this is why I NEVER sit in the back of the bus. On Monday some Stupid girl in 7th Grade purposely blew her nasty Takis breath at my face.

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.

4 Stupid Little Kids Screaming On the Bus Like Banshees

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

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

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!

5 Missing the Bus

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.

Yes so here is the thing. I know I am suppose to be out 5-10 minutes early but sometimes I have other things to do and/or get up late. It’s usually my fault if the bus comes early or I am not out and the bus is on time or even late. But it sucks because I get in trouble and when my parents drive me they always get the there last minute or late. It just sets me up for a bad day when I miss 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

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.

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?

Heard a story about a kid that collapsed in the bus due to the heat, and the bus driver refused to let the kids open the windows because they would "set off the alarm."

7 No Electronics

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

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.

On my bus we can have electronics as long as we keep it down

8 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.

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.

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

It sucks

9 Bus coming late

The bus being late on a rainy, cold, snowy, stormy, or some other kind of day like that can make your morning miserable. I have had two bus drivers who came when ever they felt like showing up even though the bus barn in in my neighborhood. The bus seemed to be always late or early almost never on the minute. I am not talking five or ten minutes I am talking I think I waited 30 minutes once and the bus has came as early as 20 minutes before but luckily when it is that early the send the bus back, But if you miss it at a few minutes then your SOL

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

10 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

The Newcomers

? People Teasing You for Sitting Next to Someone of the Opposite Gender

I hate this. People are so sexist.

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11 No Seatbelts

I wish buses would have seatbelts. That way, they would be safer

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.

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.

12 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

I hate that, I play the tenor sax and IT SUCKS.

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13 Long Bus Rides
14 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.

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

15 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.

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.

16 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.

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

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.

17 Graffiti in bus windows
18 Trash Everywhere
19 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

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.

20 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

21 Sitting Three or More to a Seat
22 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

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.

I'm basically the DUFF of the group. Designated ugly fat friend.

23 Smells Like Sweaty Gym Socks

Most bus drivers are overweight and single.

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

I hate this website

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

24 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

Screw bullies even if they eat pizza too!

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