Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yes, I drive the short bus.

I started a new job a few weeks ago. I found it on Craig's List and when I was called for an interview it wasn't until I excepted and started training that I found out what I was really getting myself into...

Its a transportation company called Summit Transportation. Initially I thought It would be like a taxi-cab service. Boy was I way off. It turns out that this company is set up by Medicaid to transport mentally and physically disabled persons from their homes to their doctors appointments and so forth. After one day of training, I knew I was meant to do this kinda stuff because I LOVE MY JOB!

I mostly drive around little youngsters and really really really old people. These kids have seriously made a huge impact on my life. They are truly little celestial spirits. Everyday is an adventure with them. I always come home with a story to tell.

One of my favorites is ADORABLE 13 year old Mexican boy who has down-syndrome. The first week I drove him home, he always asked to sit in the front seat with me. On this one particular day, my van was packed FULL of chattering little munch-kins. I noticed this boy sitting in the front seat next to me intensely staring at me. Our convo went as followed-

Me: "What are you looking at sweetie?'
Boy: "Miss. Jess-Kah, you have a mustache" (as he proceeded to point to my upper lip)
Me: "Oh, What? I do not!" (suddenly feeling self-conscious about my blonde peach-fuzz)
Boy: "yes you do!" (still pointing)
{Que in hysterical giggles of the childrens seated behind me.}
Boy: "you have a mustache!!" (now chanting and childrens continue hooting)

Seriously? What could I do. I couldn't get mad. He didn't know better. He was just pointing out what he saw...? I just took it like a man and laughed with them.

So yes, they are adorable and at times brutally honest. But I love them. and they love me. And i'm positive i'll have more stories to share.

{Home-made name tag by muah}

1 comment:

Joy Boggess said...

jess- this post made me laugh outloud in the library!!! thanks for embarrassing me. jk. you are prolly the mostest funniest person in the world and i love ya!

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