It’s my choice to make

I used to drive college bus, which is not a task I would propose for anyone who does not have a lot of patience.  As a teacher, the first thing they tell you is to never turn your back on a room full of students. As a bus driver, you regularly have your back to a bus full of students.  It’s not just twenty children, however seventy-two, or as much as eight-multiples if you have one of the newest extended buses. The worst thing about driving a college bus, is the Heating plus Air Conditioning program on those things.  It can truly warm during the summer, in our area. Our college buses did not have cooling system. The people I was with and I had a heating machine that would burn your legs if you didn’t keep it turned down. The heating seldom did anything for the adolescents in the back of the bus.  Summer however, has everyone complaining. It gets so warm in the front of the bus that you can barely breathe. The fans just blow the heat around. Our bus owner had planned on getting a couple busses with cooling system, just for those of us who took adolescents to college all year round.  Since I drove for special needs, I felt it was a necessity, although he kept putting off the purchase. Finally some of the parents got on the bandwagon plus demanded bussing with cooling system for their children. Unfortunately, the air conditioned bus didn’t get bought until the year I retired.  I would have like to be able to drive a bus that had cooling system. Somebody else will be benefiting from our complaints.

cooling and heating