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AAAGGGHHH Pain, major amounts of Pain!

August 30th, 2007 at 12:17 pm

We were walking to the pool yesterday, and we watched several girls get off the bus at the end of the block, then I was a bit suprised to see them start running top speed, giggling all the while to the other end of the block.

And was treated to the obnoxiously LOUD sound of SQUEALING brakes, as the bus stopped at the other end of the block to let of more kids. I about dropped to the ground and curled up in the fetal position in pain. For a moment the world blacked out as I struggled to remain upright!

You do realize I live in one of those suburbs with blocks being all short, size of two houses and two small lawns, that is it. Not like a 'city block' of 1/4 mile, or whatever, this is a bloody suburb!

And if my ears from the street were in that much agony, what kind of damage is being done to those kids riding on that stupid bus every day?

I would also like to point out we live less than one mile from the school they were being dropped off from...and less than 2/10ths of a mile from the entrance to the community!

I spent the next 20 minutes snarling at everything as I heard the squeal of brakes many more times (thankfully from further away each time).

Did I mention how bad it hurt?

3 Responses to “AAAGGGHHH Pain, major amounts of Pain!”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    So the squealing of the school bus brakes right? I have fairly sensitive hearing as well. Actually, it's slightly amazing considering all the shooting I've done in the past, but I've always been extremely careful in protecting my ears. I don't listen to music loud either.

  2. fern Says:

    I'm pretty sensitive to noise, too. For a few years, the school bus that came down my street would always HONK THE HORN if the kids who live across from me were not out there. I beg your pardon! If they're not ready, too bad! I couldn't stand hearing that loud honk every friggin' morning, so one day i finally flagged down the driver and politiely told him that my fictitious husband worked 3rd shift and that the horn kep waking him up and could he please stop doing it. It worked.

    I also walk to work many days, and timing-wise, that bus always passes by as i'm walking, so i get to breathe in those lovely diesel fumes. I just recently realized that if i time my walk just right, I'll miss the bus completely and still not be late for work. The bus comes down the street picking up kids, then goes around the block and comes down again. If i wait til it comes down the 1st time, then start my walk while the bus is going around the block, i can get past the spot where he makes his final loop out to the main road.

    Hey, it works for me, but i feel sorry for all the kiddies that have to breathe in those fumes every day! Buses don't have emissions controls that i'm aware of.

  3. princessperky Says:

    Did I mention the brakes were overworked having to stop after only one little block?

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