Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pass the gas mask...

I took the children to school this morning.
Mr. Bug is insistent that they leave at exactly 7:50 when he drives. I never understood why until today.
We left about 45 seconds later than we usually do - 45 seconds later than we should have.
I cruised up the road and noticed a bus ahead of me.
I didn't think much of it. Another bus pulled infront of him at one of the cross streets. Then, when we were stopped at our one and only traffic light, I noticed a third bus in front of that one.
Then it hit me - That oh so wonderful aroma of diesel in the morning. But today it was so much more pungent. The air was thick with it. Mmmm.... carbon monoxide for breakfast... yumm...
I glanced in the rear view mirror.
I was the fluff in the middle of a 6 bus sandwich.

Tomorrow, we leave at 7:49.


Susan said...

Ugh...I can't stand that smell!! Yep, I'd even shoot for 7:48!!

Have a great day!

:-) Susan

Katherine said...

Well, it's always better to be the fluff than the plain 'ol bread.