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Just past Timmerman Hill I was pulled over by a State Patroller that was concerned that I was transporting more kids than my license would allow (?) - I am definitely off the bus. I and numerous other coaches have always driven the short bus without any snafus but according to a regulation that he showed me in a code book, I could only transport eight kids with my type of license. He took my phone number and allowed me to proceed, however. About ten minutes later he called me and said to disregard what he said - I am back on the bus. Some surreal music by Deadmau5 began playing in the background.
Next up was a classic school bus-train incident in Rupert. I just turned left at a corner that immediately had railroad tracks running at an oblique angle to the road and I slammed on my breaks as the crossing lights began, just as I turned. Oh sweet mother of god - I am off the bus forever! The crossing bar was going to come down right on the bus. There was a car behind me so I gunned it and went screaming across the railroad tracks - I am really off the bus! The jeering from my students began in earnest. Our fried gizzard stop in Snowville was also a bust because they changed vendors - Can I please get back on the bus? I hope this isn't a foreshadow of tomorrow's games!
Lastly, Max showed up sporting a Rubiks cube. Then they all purchased one. I said save your money for the next show. Three didn't, so I dipped into my wallet to make sure they got to see a laser show - they don't even know what the bus is. I was excited because Led Zeppelin was the next show. Very cool! It turns out that 2 of the kids liked their Rubiks cubes more than the show and one said "Boring." This is a very entitled generation and appreciation is a premium - they are under the bus. But that's why teachers are now responsible for character education - we educate characters!
After a trip to show-off the Church of Latter Day Saints Temple, I was happy to get some sleep, albeit, without my pajamas because I left my bag at home! Tomorrow, I am getting on the bus! I will post some of the games and describe the tournament in the next post. Cheers!